Dutch Embassy visit


Thanks to everyone who made it along to the Dutch Embassy yesterday, apologies once again that it had to be a weekday, rather limiting it to people with flexible jobs.

A shame that photography is no longer allowed, and that we had to be followed around by a grumpy security man, but hey.  I managed to take some images when I went last year, and the external parts of the building are pretty easily accessible for that souvenir shot.

Tours as a group or as an individual are pretty easy to arrange, by contacting bln-receptie (at) minbuza.nl.  They need your name, date of birth and passport / ID card number.  Remember to bring your passport/ID card along with you, as if you forget it, you’ll have to try and persuade the grumpy security guard that your driver’s license is sufficient ID, while the group that you’ve arrived with chuckle at your own lack of organisation. Er, I imagine.

My ancient post, plus Flickr images.

A picture of that pot plant, for Katja, as I know she loves ‘em:


  1. *Shudders* That gives me nightmares. Although I wonder whether it’s the colour green that does it. That green glass walkway frightened the hell out of me, too. If it hadn’t been for the powers of the security gentlemen, I might still stand there like a obstinate sheep.

    Katja, February 12, 2010
  2. Do you know the website / books about the Berlin Embassies (http://www.kultur1.de)?

    kopffuessler, February 18, 2010
  3. Yep, have seen it in bookstores (is this the one that covers all the embassies including the lesser known ones in small office buildings?). Shame there’s not more material on their website.

    admin, February 19, 2010

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