Greetings from the Ambassador

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to our website.

As an ambassador it is a great honour for me to represent Hungary in the Netherlands. My clear objectives are to broaden and deepen our cooperation in fields such as politics, economy and culture. I am convinced that our common history, trade relations and the strong alliance in EU and NATO framework provide an excellent basis enabling to enhance and elevate our relation to a higher level.

Beyond the deep economic connections and our membership in EU and in multilateral organizations, we also have another solid fundation we can build upon: our people. The long standing relations between our countries go back to the 17th century when many Hungarian students travelled to study at Dutch universities. In the 20th century a humanitarian operation, called the children’ trains, brought our countries closer together assisting approximately 30 000 Hungarian children to participate in a holiday program in the Netherlands in order to regain their strength after the First World War. Due to the Hungarian revolution and freedom fight of 1956, a large number of Hungarian refugees left their home country, a few thousand of whom settled in the Netherlands. The Hungarians are still grateful for the assistance, and I beleive that the Hungarian people with their hard work could contribute to the increasing of the social and economic performance of the Netherlands.

I am determined to strengthen the ties between our countries as well as to find and build new bridges paving the way for the opening of a new chapter in our relations. Our website offers the latest developments on the Hungarian-Dutch cooperation. Here we inform you about the upcoming events as well as about the news related to Hungary and the Hungarian-Dutch bilateral ties. We also publish practical information on our consular services.

I wish to reaffirm that our embassy is commited to support initiatives from all sectors with our know-how, network and facilities. Please feel free to contact us any time, we remain at your disposal.

Dániel Horogszegi Szilágyi-Landeck
Ambassador of Hungary in The Netherlands