In 2019, the total influx of asylum seekers in the Netherlands was 29,435, slightly decreasing compared to the two previous years. This number includes 1,046 unaccompanied children. Most persons of concern were coming from Syria, Eritrea, and Nigeria.

The UNHCR Representation in the Netherlands is located in The Hague and is part of the regional office in Brussels. We follow and comment on developments in policy, legislation, and the daily practice of refugee protection. We are working with the Dutch government to resettle refugees. In addition, we are committed to creating public support for asylum seekers, refugees, and UNHCR worldwide through publicity campaigns and fundraising from public and private donors.

For information about our work in the Netherlands:

Contact Information

The UNHCR Head of Office in The Netherlands

Street Address:

Mailing Address:
PO box 18815, 2502 EV Den Haag, Netherlands

+31 70 250 1802

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:00
Friday: 08:30 - 17:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's Day
02 April 2021, Good Friday
05 April 2021, Easter Monday
27 April 2021, King's Day
13 May 2021, Eid al-Fitr & Ascension Day
24 May 2021, Whit Monday
20 July 2021, Eid al-Adha
25 October 2021, UN Day (observed)
24 December 2021, Christmas Day (observed)
27 December 2021, Boxing Day (observed)