The Embassy and Consulates | Kingdom of the Netherlands, Canada

Departments & staff

The Embassy in Ottawa

Ambassador's Office

Ambassador and Head of Mission: Henk van der Zwan

Email: ott-cdp@minbuza.nl

Deputy Head of Mission

Ms. Frederieke Quispel
Email: ott-pa@minbuza.nl

General Support Office

Ms. Laetitia Kaandorp

Ms. Wendy Sewell (back up)

Email: ott-bb@minbuza.nl

Political Affairs

Political Officer:  Taylor Heaven
Email: ott-pa@minbuza.nl

Consular & Administrative Affairs

Ms. Paula Martin

Ms. Marie-José Tienhooven
Email: ott-az@minbuza.nl
Passports and Visa Officer: Mr. Robert Hijman

Email: ott-ca@minbuza.nl

Public Diplomacy, Press & Cultural Affairs

Public Diplomacy Officer: Ms. Anna Rijk 
Email: ott-ppc@minbuza.nl

Economic & Commercial Affairs

Senior Officers:

Mr. Arie Plieger

Mr. Hans Moor (until February 28, 2017)

Email: ott-ea@minbuza.nl

Defence Affairs

Defence Attaché: Lt. Col. Christa Oppers-Beumer
Secretariat: Ms. Wendy Sewell
Email: ott-defat@minbuza.nl

The following technical attaché’s are posted at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, DC, They are also responsible for Canada in matters related to their respective expertise:

Agriculture Affairs

Agricultural Counsellor: Mr. Ton Akkerman

Agricultural Trade Officer for the US: Ms. Caroline Berenschot-Feitel
Agricultural Trade Officer for Canada: Ms. Maureen Sontag 
Tel: (202) 274-2716
Fax: (202) 362 - 3430 
E-mail: was-lnv@minbuza.nl

Health, Sports and Welfare Affairs

Counsellor: Ms. Regine Aalders

Secretariat: Ms. Charlotte Walther

Tel: (202) 274-2721
Fax: (202) 362- 3430 
E-mail: was-vws@minbuza.nl

Innovation

Counsellor: Ms. Sigrid Johannisse 
Attaché: Mr. Martijn Nuijten
Secretariat: Ms. Gerda Camara
Tel: (202) 274-2727
Fax: (202) 244-9863
E-mail: nost@nost.org

 

The Consulate General in Toronto

Office of the Consul General

Mr. Anne van Leeuwen, Consul General

Ms. Emmy Scholten, Deputy Consul General

Ms. Karen Empson, Secretariat, Press and Cultural Affairs

E-mail: tor-cdp@minbuza.nl

 

General and Financial Affairs

Ms. Libby Brölmann-MacLaine Pont

E-mail: tor-az@minbuza.nl

Consular Department

Ms. Miranda van Brummelen

Mr. Freek Siezenga

Ms. Mickey McLaughlin

E-mail: tor-ca@minbuza.nl

 

Economic Department

Ms. Emmy Scholten

Mr. Karim Tejani

Ms. Sabira Tejani

E-mail: tor-ea@minbuza.nl

Netherlands Foreign Investment Affairs

JanWillem Gille, Director Canada

E-mail: janwillem@nfia.com

 

The Consulate General in Vancouver

Office of the Consul General

Mr. Gert Heijkoop, Consul General
Ms. Barry Nieuwenhuijs, Consul
Ms. Marieke Luit, Assistant to the Consul-General and Consul
E-mail: van@minbuza.nl

Economic Section

Mr. Gert Heijkoop, Head of Section
Mr. Maarten den Ouden, trade officer
E-mail: van-ez@minbuza.nl

Press and Cultural Section

Ms. Barry Nieuwenhuijs, Head of Section
Mr. Maarten den Ouden
E-mail: van-pcz@minbuza.nl

General Affairs

Ms. Barry Nieuwenhuijs, Head of Section
Ms. Irene Visser
E-mail: van-az@minbuza.nl

Consular Section

Ms. Barry Nieuwenhuijs, Head of Section
Ms. Mitra Davari
Mr. Toon van den Heuvel
E-mail: van-ca@minbuza.nl