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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates

Embassy Team

Ambassador: Mr. Kevin Kelly

Deputy Head of Mission: Mr. Robert Jackson

Second Secretary: Ms. Niamh Moore


The Embassy of Ireland in The Hague, The Netherlands

Directions to the Embassy

The Embassy is located in Scheveningen which is the coastal area of The Hague (Den Haag in Dutch) and is accessible in 15 minutes by public transport from the The Hague’s main train stations Den Haag Centraal (CS) and Den Haag Hollands Spoor (HS). To plan your train journey to The Hague, please visit or

If you are visiting the Embassy for the Visa, Passport and Consular Office or for the public office and deliveries, please use the entrance on the Helmstraat. This entrance is indicated by the arrows on the fence. Please ring the bell at the large gate there so that we can assist you.

By Public Transport

  • From Den Haag Centraal, take tram 2, 3, 4, or 6 to the ‘Centrum’ stop. There, change onto tram 1 and take this to the ‘Duinstraat’ stop located in front of the Embassy.
  • From Den Haag HS, take tram 1 to the ‘Duinstraat’ stop located in front of the Embassy.
  • To plan your journey or for more information including a time table, please visit or
  • You can use your public transport card (OV-Chipkaart) in the bus or tram or purchase an hourly ticket (€3.50) or day ticket (€6.50). Please be aware that bus drivers will not accept cash payments in The Hague. Please ensure that you have a debit or credit card or purchase a ticket with cash from the HTM Servicepoints at Den Haag Centraal or Den Haag HS before you go to your bus. Most trams still accept cash payments, either at the driver or at a machine on board the tram.

By Car

The Embassy is accessible by car by a number of different routes, depending on which route is taken on entering The Hague. To calculate the fastest route, please use a website such as or Please note that parking is difficult in the area. Furthermore, please be aware that traffic diversions for cars are still in place due to work on the Scheveningseweg and that this may affect your journey. For more information (in English) please see

Opening Hours

General Enquiries: Monday – Friday: 10.00 - 12.30 and 14.30 - 17.00 (WEDNESDAYS - MORNINGS ONLY)

Visa Enquiries: Monday – Friday: 10.00 - 12.30 ONLY

Embassy Closure Dates


In the event of a genuine emergency, you can also contact the Embassy outside of office hours by telephoning +31(0)70.363.0993.

You will be asked to leave a message on the answering machine. The answering machine is monitored regularly, and the Duty Officer at the Embassy will contact you as soon as possible.

When you leave a message, remember to state your name, the nature of the problem, where you are now, and the details of how the Duty Officer can contact you (e.g. leave your mobile phone number, or the phone number of the hotel/hostel where you are staying).

If necessary, contact the police.

Closure Dates

Embassy closure dates 2019

The Embassy of Ireland in The Hague will be closed on the following days:

1 January New Year's Day (Tuesday)

18 March St. Patrick's Day (Monday)

19 April Good Friday (Friday)

22 April Easter Monday (Monday)

29 April King's Day 27 April (Monday)

30 May – Ascension (Thursday)

10 June Whit / Pinksteren (Monday)

28 October Halloween (Monday)

25 December Christmas Day (Wednesday)

26 December – St. Stephen's Day (Thursday)