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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.

Additional information

For information about our work in the Netherlands:


Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Netherlands? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Netherlands website

Visit the UNHCR Netherlands website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

The UNHCR Head of Office in The Netherlands

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
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed