News & Events
On this page you can find all news items that appeared earlier this year on our homepage. For more news and all our events follow our social media accounts!
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Our Minister of Security and Justice, Ard van der Steur, came to London on 11-12 May to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit, where he spoke on how to expose corruption.
Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem paid a visit to the UK on 11-12 May.
23 Europe Day
Monday 9 May marked Europe Day, the day on which the 28 member states of the EU recognize and celebrate the peace and unity we know in Europe.
Ambassador Smits hosted a Dutch EU Presidency lunch meeting at his Residence for fellow EU Ambassadors on Tuesday, with Europe Minister David Lidington MP as the guest of honour.
A Remembrance Day ceremony was held here in London at Mill Hill Cemetery on Wednesday 4 May. Every year on 4 May, we commemorate the Dutch victims of wartime violence. And on 5 May we celebrate our freedom on Liberation Day.
The Dutch Embassy in London will be closed to the public for Spring Bank Holiday on 2 May.
This week, we celebrated the most important day in the Dutch social calendar: our national day, otherwise known as King’s Day!
Graham Thoume, Deputy Country Executive & Managing Director at ABN AMRO (Guernsey) Ltd, was yesterday sworn in by Dutch Ambassador to the UK, Simon Smits, as the new Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Channel Islands.
Ambassador Smits hosted a Dutch EU Presidency breakfast meeting at his Residence for fellow EU Ambassadors today, with Tony Blair as the guest of honour.
Leading Welsh lawyer Helen Thomas was today sworn in by Dutch Ambassador to the UK Simon Smits as the new Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cardiff.