Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, United States

Staff of the Consulate General


Tel : (415) 291-2042 
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Management Support

Management Support facilitates the day-to-day operations by providing administrative, logistical and technical support to all departments in order to ensure productivity and efficiency.

  • Assistant to the Consul General: Danielle Looymans
  • Senior Financial Officer: Judith Djasmin
  • Administrative Officer: Alice de Haan
  • Administrative Officer: Martijn Huijbers
  • Trainee Management Support: Rob Brabander

Tel : (415) 291-2042
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Economic Affairs (EA)

Economic Affairs at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco supports the economic health of the Netherlands by consulting with relevant state and local authorities and business communities, providing the Dutch business community with pertinent information, and organizing trade-promotional events and other activities focused on knowledge exchange and business development. The department’s activities are focused on water management, agriculture, the environment, IT, and creative industries. The Consulate is actively engaged in supporting networks in Silicon Valley, through the Holland in the Valley initiative, and in Hollywood, through the Holland Hollywood Connection initiative.

  • Chief Economic Advisor: Paul Vosbeek
  • Senior Economic Officer: Anne Donker

Tel : (415) 291-2070

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Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)

The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) helps North American companies jump-start or expand their pan-European operations, free and on a confidential basis. NFIA’s services include in-person meetings to discuss your needs; general background and personalized insight on site selection and logistics strategies; guidance and data on tax regulations, labor issues, and permit procedures; and introductions to Dutch networks, suppliers, and government authorities.

  • Area Director: Lisette Gieling
  • Area Director: Stans Kleijnen
  • Assistant Area Director: Irene van de Poll
  • Assistant Area Director: Jasper Smit
  • Office Manager: Annemieke Howsepian

Tel: (415) 291-2060
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Netherlands Office For Science & Technology (NOST)

The Netherlands Offices for Science & Technology (NOST) in San Francisco, CA provides expertise concerning local science, technology trends, and developments in the areas of Life Sciences and Health, Hight Tech Systems, IT, Agriculture and Food, Sustainability, Creative Industries, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. NOST provides local contacts to technology companies, research institutes, government, and universities from the Netherlands and specializes in finding the relevant information and best partners for interested parties from the Netherlands and North America. We also organize technology and R&D missions across the various technology disciplines to facilitate exchanges and promote partnerships between organizations from the Netherlands and North America.

  • Science & Technology Attaché: Robert Thijssen
  • Science & Technology Advisor: John van den Heuvel
  • Science & Technology Advisor: Natasha Chatlein
  • Science & Technology Trainee: Odile Basedow
  • Science & Technology Trainee: Jelle Dijkema

Tel: (415) 291-2080
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Public Diplomacy, Communications & Creative Industries (PCC)

The department of Public Diplomacy, Communications & Creative Industries promotes a greater understanding of the Netherlands through special events, campaigns, partnerships with nonprofit organizations, and participation in conferences. The department encourages and facilitates cooperation and exchange between the Netherlands and the United States in the fields of water management, sustainable urban planning, international law and humans rights, and the creative industries.

  • Senior Communications Officer: Annemarie Coevert
  • Communications Trainee: Joost Kraaijkamp

Tel : (415) 291-2075
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Consular Affairs (CA)

Consular Affairs offers a wide range of services to both Dutch and non-Dutch citizens in the United States and to WW-II Victims. The Consular Section is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Please note that appointments are required and can be scheduled at

  • Senior Consular Officer: Marco van Vemden
  • Consular Officer: Pui San Tam
  • Consular Officer: Martijn Huijbers