Estonian Ambassador to the Netherlands Opened Honorary Consulate in Amsterdam
Eestlased Eestis 21 Dec 2009  EWR
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Estonian Ambassador to the Netherlands Gita Kalmet opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Amsterdam on Saturday, 19 December. The Estonian honorary consul in Amsterdam is Marcel van den Heuvel.

The ambassador stated that Amsterdam’s popularity among Estonians has grown rapidly and more and more Estonian tourists want to visit the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. “Increasingly more Estonians are studying in Amsterdam’s reputable universities, and the interest in Estonian business circles towards contacts in Amsterdam and the province of North Holland has grown remarkably,” said Ambassador Kalmet. The ambassador noted that opening an honorary consulate in Amsterdam is a logical step for expanding Estonia’s network of honorary consuls, and she expressed hope that the newly opened honorary consulate will join the Estonian Embassy in The Hague as a base for Estonian business diplomacy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The service area of the new Estonian Honorary Consulate is the city of Amsterdam and the province of North Holland. The honorary consulate is located at Oude Spiegelstraat 4, 1016 BM Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands. The honorary consul can be reached by phone at 020 422 6777, fax at 020 422 6775, or email at .

Marcel van den Heuvel was born in 1961. He graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a degree in history and continued his education at the same university in the law department. Van den Heuvel has worked for the city government of Amsterdam and worked as a consultant and project manager in the Netherlands and in many international projects. The honorary consul has been closely tied to Estonia since 2005, when he became one of the co-owners of Pädaste Manor on the Estonian island of Muhu.

In addition to the honorary consul in Amsterdam, Estonia has three other honorary consuls in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in Rotterdam, Zwolle and the Netherlands Antilles.

Additional information about Estonian honorary consulates:

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