Use the ‘search’ field in the horizontal navigation above to find pages that contain your chosen keyword(s). The results page also contains an ‘Advanced Search’ option, which allows you to search by document type, subject, language or date.

You can find more help on using the search engine in the navigation pane in the left pane of the screen.

Contacting the Ministry
You can find the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ contact details by clicking on the ‘Contact’ link in the upper right corner of every page. You can also send your questions, remarks, complaints or recommendations directly from the contact page.

Printing the page
You can print a printer-friendly version of the page by clicking on the printer icon at the bottom of every page. If you wish to print the page as it appears on the screen view, you can use the printer function on your browser.

Forwarding the page
You can forward a link to the current page to any email address by using the 'Forward' icon at the bottom of every page.

The three most current (or relevant) published news stories can be found on the home page. Go to the ‘News’ menu for all  stories, press releases, speeches and articles.

Site map
You can find the top three navigations levels of the entire site in the Site Map.

The site is designed for screen resolutions of 800x600 and 1024x768 ppi. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to make its website accessible to everyone, regardless of their operating system, browser or functional limitations.

The hallmark is the quality mark for accessibility for w ebsites in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to commission a study of whether its website qualifies for the quality mark.

Privacy policy
The Ministry exercises great care with any personal information it collects via the website. Rights regarding personal data management can be derived from the Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens, WBP). You can find more information regarding privacy policy in the navigation pane in the right of the screen.

Use of Cookies
A ‘cookie’ is a piece of digital information that is sent to your computer and identifies you as a unique user of the website. Cookies are used for statistical purposes only and do not contain personal information.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs works with a web statistics agency, Nedstat, which will send a cookie to your computer on your first visit to the website. If you subscribe to the newsletter or use the site ordering services, a cookie will also be sent to your computer. You can block cookies by altering your personal browser settings. For more information, see your browser’s ‘Help’ function.