The Embassy of the kingdom of The Netherlands and the Dutch Consulate General are proud to present the best baroque orchestras from The Netherlands in Turkey. The ‘Made in Holland Baroque Days’ is a cooperation where authentic Dutch composers from the beginning of the Baroque period are introduced by modern Dutch classical musicians. Three Dutch musicians/music groups in three Turkish cities: Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Camerata Trajectina and Pieter Jan Belder will perform in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.
Every year the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul proudly organizes its festive King’s Day, attended by many of our dear Turkish, international and Dutch friends and contacts. Unfortunately this year we have to relocate to another location and, as a consequence, and much to my regret, we can only invite a very limited number of guests. This is a one-time situation and I am confident that next year we will be back to normal, Dutch, proud and orange, at the Palais de Hollande.
On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a majority of people voting against.
On the 16th of February Dutch theatre director and musician Tjerk Ridder will put his new performance "A Slow Ride – Traces of Freedom" on stage. The performance will be part of the Love 360 Festival, which will take place in Istanbul between the 6th and the 29th of February.
Foreign minister Bert Koenders and travel expert Floortje Dessing have launched a new central helpline for travellers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at +31 247 247 247 for practical travel tips and assistance. Travellers abroad can also contact the Ministry online and via Twitter. It is estimated that about 3,000 people per day will use the new services.
The European Commission is visiting Amsterdam to mark the start of the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. On 7 January 2016 Prime Minister Mark Rutte will receive the members of the European Commission at the National Maritime Museum.
The MATRA and Human Rights Department supports Turkey in the transition to a pluralist and democratic society, governed by the rule of law.
28 Our renewed HollandTurkeytrade.com website with its online Business-to-Business Netherlands Turkey Trade Directory.
Our renewed HollandTurkeytrade.com website with its online Business-to-Business Netherlands Turkey Trade Directory. This Trade Directory will give you access to almost 250 companies that have already registered. They have one thing in common: they all are actively doing business between Turkey and the Netherlands!
On November 4th Consul General Robert Schuddeboom is available for all your questions on Twittter between 13:00 - 14:00.
Every year on October 29th Turkey celebrates Cumhuriyet Bayramı (Republic Day). On this day, in 1923, the Republic of Turkey was established. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was elected as the first President of Turkey.