Welcome to the Portuguese Embassy to the Netherlands new website!
Here on our new online platform we can provide you with more information about Portugal.
Whether you are Portuguese, Dutch or of any other nationality and are curious about Portugal, visiting our nation in the future or doing business, we’d like to help you, through social media to learn more about our country. In order to assist you better, our website will be accessible in both Portuguese and English. You can also follow us on Facebook.
The relationship between Portugal and the Netherlands dates back several centuries. Both our countries are Atlantic nations with an important maritime tradition, which have co-existed in several parts of the world and have truly helped propagate the concept we now refer to as globalization.
My first predecessor in the Netherlands arrived in Amsterdam in 1576. We believe our mutual knowledge should continue being cultivated, and we trust this page will help to that end. We are more than willing to take any suggestions and encourage you to share your thoughts in our comments section so as to make our website as informative and accessible as possible.
Both Portugal and the Netherlands are members of the European Union and NATO. We share the same democratic values, and respect and defend human rights, often working together through several international organizations such as the United Nations to protect and uphold our common principles. In The Hague, both countries are also members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Our bilateral economic relationship has strengthened over the last few years, with total commerce representing 5 billion euros annually. Currently, 2300 Portuguese businesses are exporting to the Netherlands and we hope to see that number rising. The Portuguese Embassy will be an interested party in the promotion of national companies.
Reciprocally, we welcome around half a million Dutch tourists every year. We would like to encourage you to continue visiting our country, and explore and enjoy its diversity whether you are travelling on its mainland or on the Atlantic archipelagos.
The Portuguese community residing in the Netherlands deserves our special attention. Members of the community can find generic information about Portugal here on our website, as well as information specifically concerning our consular section.
I hope you enjoy your visit!
Portuguese Ambassador to The Netherlands