Embassy of the Netherlands in San Jose


The Dutch Embassy in Costa Rica is a bilateral mission in San Jose and promotes Dutch interests in Costa Rica. The embassy of the Netherlands also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Costa Rica. The Dutch Embassy in San Jose is headed by Mr P.D. Hof - Ambassador of the Netherlands to Costa Rica.


Netherlands Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica - Oficentro Ejecutivo La Sabana - (detros de la Contraloroa) - Tercer Edificio , Tercer Piso, Sabana Sur - Apartado 10,285 - 1000 San Jose Costa Rica


(+506) 296-1490


(+506) 296-2933






Mr P.D. Hof - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 08:00-17:00 / Friday 08:00-12:30

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Costa Rica require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Dutch embassy in San Jose 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 San Jose before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/landen/costa-rica/) or contact the visa department by telephone (+506) 296-1490 or email sjo@minbuza.nl

Consulates of the Netherlands in Costa Rica

Next to the embassy in San Jose there could be additional Dutch consulates located in Costa Rica.

Please check below for the locations of the Dutch consulates in Costa Rica.

Dutch Consulates in Costa Rica

Next to the embassy in San Jose, 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 Costa Rica ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the Dutch Embassy in San Jose offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Costa Rica to Netherlands as wel as for Dutch citizens in Costa Rica. 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.