Hollandaise Embassy in Canada – Top 8 Consular Services

The Kingdom of Holland is well-represented in Canada. Read this article to see their service.

Have you ever wanted to see the world-famous Hague? See the birthplace of the great Spinoza?  Or tour the hiding place of the Jewish diarist Anne Frank during WWII?

In that case, you would be interested in travelling to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, one of the few remaining monarchies in Western Europe.

If you live in Canada (a fellow monarchy), then, the Hollandaise embassy in Ottawa would be your first point of call.

In this article, you will find all the information you need about the Hollandaise embassy in Canada; one of the ten representations of the King of the Netherlands there.

What is an Embassy?

An embassy is the official residence or office of the ambassador (or high commissioner) of one country in another sovereign state. As per international law, the ground on which an embassy is located is outside the jurisdiction of the country in which it is located i.e. counts as the soil of the foreign country.

So being within the compounds of the Hollandaise (Dutch) embassy in Canada, you are as good as being in the Netherlands! (Well, without being anywhere closer to the birth house of Spinoza, but that’s geographically speaking).

Embassies are responsible for representing the head of state and the governments of their home countries in foreign lands. They also provide immigration assistance to their citizens abroad, and to foreigners seeking to visit their country.

So, if you reside in Canada and seek to visit Holland, the Hollandaise (Dutch) embassy in Ottawa or any of the nine Dutch consulates across the country should be your first point of call. Yes, even before those airplane tickets.

About Holland

Officially the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the country known informally as Holland or the Netherlands is a devolved unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, headed by His Majesty King Wilhelm-Alexander.

The word “Holland”, while used by foreigners to refer to the country, is actually the name of an old province of the Kingdom, not the Kingdom itself.

The province ceased to exist in 1840 when it was split into North and South Holland. The other name “the Netherlands”, while a shorten form of the its official name, actually refers to one of the four constituent countries of the Kingdom (the other three countries being Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarteen—just the same way the United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). However, following popular English usage, this article will use Holland, the Netherlands, Dutch and the Kingdom interchangeably as referring to the whole nation.

The Prime minister; Mark Rutte, who is also the prime minister of the Netherlands (the constituent country), heads the Kingdom’s government. Other prime ministers are; Guillfred Besaril(Aruba), Anthony Begina (Curacao), and Rene Violenus (Sint Maarteen).

The capital of the Netherlands is at Amsterdam, with the official language being Dutch, with several other recognized regional languages.

Four currencies are used in the Kingdom depending on which constituent country you find yourself: the euro, US dollar, NA guilder, and the Aruban florin.

Demographics and Divisions

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has a total population of 17.3 million people and a total area of 42,531sq km. Furthermore, it is divided into twelve provinces: Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, North Brabant, North Holland, Overijssel, South Holland, Utrecht, and Zeeland (after which the country New Zealand was named). The ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Commonwealth of Canada is Ines Coppoolse.

Address of the Hollandaise Embassy in Canada

The Netherlands maintains 110 embassies abroad as well as 300 consulates and five other representations.

In Canada, there is one Hollandaise embassy in Ottawa and nine consulates spread across the country. The Hollandaise embassy in Canada is located at: 350 Albert Street, Suite 2020, Ottawa, ON K1R 1A4 Canada

Contact details of the Hollandaise Embassy in Canada

If you need information on issues like emigration, passport, legalization or appointment booking, it is advised to contact the Hollandaise embassy in Canada (or any of the consular representations across the country) before ever stepping foot into the embassy building, because as friendly as the Dutch are, the embassy staff would not attend to anyone who has not booked a prior appointment.

Telephone: (+1) 613-23-70-31

Fax: (+1) 61-32-37-64-71

Email: [email protected]

Other Hollandaise Representations in Canada

Besides the embassy in Ottawa, The Kingdom of Netherlands has a few other representations in Canada. These include two consulate generals and about 5 Honorary consulates.

Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto

Consul General: Harman Idema

Address: 1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2106, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3

Email: to[email protected]

Telephone: (+1) (416) 598 2534

Fax: (+1) (416) 598 8064

Website: netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/canada

Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver

Consul General: Henk Snoeken

Address: Three Bentall Centre, Suite 883 | PO Box 49068, 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V7X 1C4

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (+1) 604 684 6448

Fax: (+1) 604 684 3549

Website: netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/canada

Honourary Consulates

  1. Netherlands honorary consulate in Calgary:
    Netherlands Investment Company Suite 600 Lancaster Building, 304-8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
    Honorary Consul: Irene M. Bakker
  2. Netherlands honorary consulate in Halifax:
    1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6
    Honorary Consul: Guido Kerpel
  3. Netherlands honorary consulate in Montreal:
    1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 2200, Montreal QC H3A 2R7
    Honorary Consul: Michael Polak
  4. Netherlands honorary consulate in Saskatoon:
    211 Wheeler Street, Saskatoon, SK, S7P 0A4
    Honorary Consul: Consul Information Unavailable
  5. Netherlands honorary consulate in Saskatoon:
    No Address Information Available
    Honorary Consul: Virginie de Visscher

Address of the Canadian Consulate in Holland

Just as the Dutch have an embassy in Canada, so also the Canadian government maintains an embassy in the Netherlands. The Canadian embassy, together with 109 embassies from other countries, is located at The Hague, the Dutch seat of government.

The Head of the Canadian mission to the Netherlands is Ms. Sabine Nolke, the ambassador of the Commonwealth of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. She represents the Queen of Canada to the King of the Netherlands.

The Canadian embassy in Holland is located at: Sophialaan 7 2514 JP, The Hague, Netherlands. The Canadian embassy in The Hague is the sole Canadian representation in the Netherlands.

Contact details of the Canadian embassy in Holland

Telephone: (+31) 70 311 1600

Fax: (+31) 70 311 1620

Email: [email protected]

Office hours: Monday-Friday 09:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 (by appointment only)

Consular Services: Passport Services

Website: www.canadainternational.gc.ca/netherlands-pays_bas

Top 8 services provided by the Hollandaise Embassy in Canada

The Hollandaise embassy in Canada provides several consular services to Dutch citizens and Canadian residents seeking to emigrate to the Netherlands. These services include:

  • Passport issuance
  • ID card issuance
  • Consular certificates
  • Legalization of documents
  • Legalization of signatures
  • Consular declarations e.g., marital status, residence, nationality
  • Processing naturalisation requests,
  • Schengen visa application

How to apply for passport at the Hollandaise Embassy in Canada

To apply for a passport or indeed any other service of the Hollandaise embassy in Canada, you would first have to book an appointment.

How to get a job in Hollandaise Embassy in Canada

Job vacancies are advertised on the website of the Hollandaise embassy in Canada, together with application requirements whenever there’s a vacancy. To check for vacancies, visit their website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I renew my Hollandaise Passport in Canada?

You can renew your Hollandaise passport in Canada by applying at the Netherlands Embassy in Canada; or any of its consulate generals. To do this however, you’ll have to book an appointment first. The process usually takes about 3 weeks.

Is Dual citizenship allowed in Holland?

The Hollandaise government doesn’t fully support dual citizenship. Hence, those who wish to become Hollandaise citizens by naturalisation are usually required to give up their other citizenship first.

How long must one live in the Netherlands before they can become a citizen?

In order to become a Hollandaise citizen by naturalisation, one must have lived there up to 5 years.