Indian Embassy in Hague, Netherland and Netherland Embassy in India are the reflections of bilateral contacts of several centuries old between India and the Netherlands. The first recorded agreement took place in 1604 between the Dutch East India Company and the Zamorin of Calicut. Netherlands and India organized a series of trade-related and cultural events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the establishment of relations with India. In 2003, Embassy of India and Embassy of Netherland discussed regional and international issues at the Secretary-level through regular Foreign Office Consultations. However, it was only after the Indian economic liberalization, Netherland impressed by India's sustained economic growth over the past several years and took keen interest in many sectors of the Indian economy. Now, Netherland is one of the largest investors in India concentrating on financial services, fuel, refineries, telecommunications, software, agro-processing and other such projects. The big three of Dutch banking - ABN-AMRO, Vysya Bank and Rabobank - are flourishing here. Not only this, Hindustan Lever and Philips, the household names in India for decades are doing extremely well.
Embassy of India Netherlands
Embassy of India
2517 KD, The Hague,
The Embassy is open from 0900 hours till 1730 hours from Monday to Friday (except on holidays) and is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The Consular & Visa Section of the Embassy is open from 1000-1200 hours from Monday-Friday and is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Applicants are advised to check whether the Embassy is working on a particualr day. An appropriate notice is put up in the Embassy premise about the forthcoming holidays.