Embassy of the Netherlands in Cotonou


The Dutch Embassy in Benin is a bilateral mission in Cotonou and promotes Dutch interests in Benin. The embassy of the Netherlands also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Benin. The Dutch Embassy in Cotonou is headed by Wouter Plomp - Ambassador of the Netherlands to Benin.


Netherlands Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Avenue Pape Jean Paul II Rue 364 Cotonou Benin


(+229) 21 300 439


(+229) 21 304 150






Wouter Plomp - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Mon-Thu: 08.30-17.00 Fri: 08.30-12.00

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Benin require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Dutch embassy in Cotonou you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the Netherlands

For all Dutch visa related matters contact the embassy in Cotonou before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/benin/about-us/netherlands-embassy-in-cotonou) or contact the visa department by telephone (+229) 21 300 439 or email cot@minbuza.nl

Consulates of the Netherlands in Benin

Next to the embassy in Cotonou there could be additional Dutch consulates located in Benin.

Please check below for the locations of the Dutch consulates in Benin.

Dutch Consulates in Benin

Next to the embassy in Cotonou, the Netherlands has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that Netherlands does not have any consulates located in Benin ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the Dutch Embassy in Cotonou offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Benin to Netherlands as wel as for Dutch citizens in Benin. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, Dutch nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.