U.S. Embassy moving to Wassenaar

New U.S. Embassy building in the Netherlands

For immediate release
January 19, 2018

The U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of the Netherlands is pleased to announce that it will open for business at a new location in Wassenaar, Monday, January 29, 2018. The address of the new location is John Adams Park 1, 2244 BZ Wassenaar. The telephone number will remain the same: 070 310 2209. All landline numbers for Embassy contacts will also remain unchanged.

Please note that Consular operations will not be affected by this move, as all consular operations including visas and American Citizen Services remain in Amsterdam at the U.S. Consulate General, which is located at Museumplein 19, 1071 DJ Amsterdam.

The new U.S. Embassy provides a secure, modern, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy in the Netherlands. It is a fitting home for the U.S., Dutch, and foreign staff working to maintain and improve the longest peaceful, unbroken relationship the United States has with any country in the world.

The buildings, while American in character, were designed to reflect Dutch architectural elements. The Chancery façade includes white granite from the Rock of Ages quarry in Vermont, the same location that provided granite for the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The Chancery interior features the use of wood veneer and blue glass, meant to remind visitors of Delft blue.

Photo impressions of the new Embassy can be found on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassythehague/sets/72157629313611289

The Embassy was located in the city center on the Lange Voorhout for nearly sixty years. This building, designed by the famous architect Marcel Breuer, will be returned to the City of The Hague in March 2018. This video provides an overview of the historic structure:

For more information, please contact: Sherry Keneson-Hall, Counselor for Public Affairs by telephone at 070 310 2440 or by email at Keneson-HallSC@state.gov .