Embassy of the Netherlands in Sofia


The Dutch Embassy in Bulgaria is a bilateral mission in Sofia and promotes Dutch interests in Bulgaria. The embassy of the Netherlands also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Bulgaria. The Dutch Embassy in Sofia is headed by Mr Karel van Kesteren - Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bulgaria.


Netherlands Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria Oborishte Street 15 Sofia-1000 Bulgaria


(+359) 2-816 0300


(+359) 2-816 0301






Mr Karel van Kesteren - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Please check official website

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Bulgaria require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Dutch embassy in Sofia 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 Sofia before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/bulgaria) or contact the visa department by telephone (+359) 2-816 0300 or email sof@minbuza.nl

Consulates of the Netherlands in Bulgaria

Next to the embassy in Sofia there could be additional Dutch consulates located in Bulgaria.

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

Dutch Consulates in Bulgaria

Next to the embassy in Sofia, 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 Bulgaria ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the Dutch Embassy in Sofia offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Bulgaria to Netherlands as wel as for Dutch citizens in Bulgaria. 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.