Embassy of Switzerland in the Netherlands
Due to the Coronavirus, we ask that you make an appointment for any kind of request, and that you do not arrive without such an appointment.
Please note that non-urgent consular business may not be prioritized and may have to be postponed to a later date (this applies to visa issues, civil rights applications, civil status matters, etc.).
Since the telephone lines are overloaded, we kindly ask that you send your inquiries by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your understanding.
Novel Coronavirus - COVID19
News: In Switzerland, a 10-day quarantine requirement continues to apply to people entering the country from certain states and territories where the 14-day incidence is more than 60 times higher than the incidence in Switzerland. The list of these states and territories has been updated. The Netherlands and Belgium remain on the list and persons entering Switzerland from these countries must undergo a mandatory quarantine. Persons fully vaccinated since 31 May 2021 are exempt.
Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health:
For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.
On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland (FHPO) informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.
The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
For urgent requests, kindly contact the Embassy in the Netherlands / The Hague at +31 70 364 28 31.
No signing of Swiss–EU institutional agreement
#SwissEUrelations – a first rank partnership
The European Union is Switzerland’s most important partner by far and effective cooperation is therefore vitally important. This video presents facts and figures about the close economic and human relations between Switzerland and the European Union. #SwissEUrelations #MoreThanNeighbors
As the official representation of Switzerland, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
#Ceneri2020: The Ceneri Base Tunnel is officially open
On Friday, 4 September 2020, the Ceneri Base Tunnel has ben officially opend: A historic milestone in Swiss engineering and the European North-South transport route.
The Ceneri Base Tunnel marks the completion of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), which forms the core of Europe’s main north-south freight route, extending from Rotterdam to Genoa. Following on from the Lötschberg and Gotthard base tunnels, this last piece of the jigsaw puzzle completes the flat-track link through the Alps. It is not only one of the largest Swiss construction projects in history, but also a pioneering connecting structure at the heart of Europe, and a milestone in European rail transport.
The NRLA makes a substantial contribution to European transport policy, allowing more trains to travel through the Alps, shortening travel times and bringing higher quality to passenger and freight transport. It also underpins the policy of shifting transalpine traffic from road to rail, helping support an environmentally friendly flow of goods across Europe.
Please find further information under the following links:
An article providing an overview:
Video providing some background:
More detailed information:
Musical greetings from our Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Benelux The Hague. Information can be found on the websites concerned:
Detailed information can be found on the German page.