The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, United Kingdom

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1 Visit Dutch minister of Finance, and President of the Euro-group, Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Our Ambassador Simon Smits welcomed Dutch minister of Finance, and President of the Euro-group, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, this week in London.

2 Visit Guernsey by Ambassador Smits

Ambassador Smits left our shores this week for his first official visit to the Channel Islands.

3 Naturalisation ceremony

“I swear that I will respect the constitutional order of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, its freedoms and rights, and I swear that I will faithfully fulfil my duties as a Dutch citizen.”

4 Housing Minister Blok visits London

5 Remembrance Ceremony on 11 November

The Remembrance Ceremony of the ‘Bond van Wapenbroeders’ (Brothers in Arms of Dutch Veterans ) will be held at the Netherlands’ Field of Honour at Mill Hill Cemetery in North London, NW7 2RR on Friday 11 November 2016 at 3pm.

6 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

7 Former Dutch sailor sworn in as new Honorary Consul for the Netherlands in Birmingham

Dutchman Bert Thijssen, who lives in Worcester, was yesterday sworn in by Dutch Ambassador to the UK Simon Smits as the new Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Birmingham and the West Midlands.

8 Passport renewal pilot in Edinburgh

As of 5 September 2016, Dutch nationals in the UK will have the choice of applying to renew their travel document (passport and identity card) either at the Embassy in London or at VFS Global in Edinburgh (NB Not at the Consulate).

9 UK-Dutch initiative awards Hoxton schoolkids greenhouse to grow own fruit and veg

Children at Hoxton Garden Primary School in London were today awarded a brand-new greenhouse in a British-Dutch joint initiative to encourage children in the UK to eat more healthily.

10 The UK’s referendum on membership of the EU: implications for Dutch businesses

On 23 June 2016, a majority of British people voted in a referendum for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.