Welcome to THE

Netherlands Office Taipei

The mission of the Netherlands Office Taipei (NLOT) is to promote and support cooperation between Taiwanese and Dutch institutions and companies in the fields of commerce, science, technology, agriculture, and culture as well as to provide a platform for strategic economic cooperation. In addition, the Netherlands Office Taipei handles visa applications and consular matters for foreigners and Dutch nationals.

Mr. Guido Tielman


Our Representative and Head of Mission

Mr. Guido Tielman
the Netherlands

cradle of freedom, garden of culture

the Netherlands

The Dutch – all 17 and a half million of them – live in a country about the size of Taiwan, making it one of the world's most densely populated countries. The Netherlands (formerly known as “Holland”) is best known for its iconic tulips, windmills, and clogs, but there is so much more to this amazing country. Despite its size, it is the 17th largest economy in the world, renowned for its investment opportunities, its high-quality infrastructure, and its broad government support for trade, commerce, science, innovation, and green technologies.

The Dutch have always literally built and managed their country; from physically reclaiming vast swaths of land from the sea from the 13th century onwards, to protecting vulnerable low-lying areas with one of the world’s most advanced water management systems. The Dutch take great pride in their country, and have consistently managed it with responsibility, vision, and compassion.

Surface area
41543 km²
Surface area
Number of inhabitants in 2022 (CBS)
17.8 million
Number of inhabitants in 2022 (CBS)
Largest economy in the world
17 th
Largest economy in the world


The Netherlands Office Taipei (NLOT) handles your personal data with the utmost care. Personal data is information that can be traced to an individual, such as names, postal addresses and email addresses. Personal data is protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Why NLOT processes personal data

The Netherlands Office Taipei’s website collects your IP address to be able to analyse user data. We do not ask for any other personal data.

Data sharing

If we collect and use your personal data, it is usually because you have contacted us via email. And you have provided information about yourself. Your request may require NLOT to share information, including your personal data, with other organisations. It does so on the basis of the principles set out in the GDPR. For instance, NLOT may need to share information with other government agencies for the purposes of consular processes.

Information about data processing

In principle, the Netherlands Office in Taipei will inform you if it intends to process your data.

Protecting personal data

The Netherlands Office Taipei will ensure that your personal data is appropriately protected.

Retention period for personal data

The Netherlands Office Taipei will retain your personal data no longer than is necessary for the purpose concerned or is required under the Public Records Act.

Your privacy rights

You can submit a request in any of the following situations:

  • If you want to know what personal data we have processed;
  • If you want to have your personal data rectified;
  • If you want to have personal data erased;
  • If you want to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • If you want to object to the processing of your personal data.
You can submit your request to the Netherlands Office Taipei by contacting us via this email address:

If you want to find out more about privacy, you can consult the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Visit the website of the Data Protection Authority