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On Thursday morning, the Norwegian government will introduce temporary border controls, to prevent people without the required travel documents from entering the country.   "This is a measure to gain better control of the influx of refugees," says the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen (Progress Party). "We are imposing temporary border controls for the ferry routes betw

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 Norwegian soldiers contributed to the liberation of Walcheren from the German occupation in 1944. On 1 and 2 November 2015, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in The Hague attended commemoration ceremonies in Westkapelle and Domburg.   71 years ago, the island of Walcheren in the southern part of the Netherlands was liberated from the German occupation by allied forces. Walcheren was of great

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Foto:  Berit Roald (NTB scanpix).

We receive applications for visa and residence permits from people with legal residence in The Netherlands. As of November 9 th we will also receive applications from people with legal residence in some other Schengen countries. Starting November 9 th several of the Norwegian Embassies within the Schengen area will no longer receive applications for visa and residence permits. Nine embassies...

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Haag kalles verdens rettshovedstad. Det er ikke uten grunn.

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Foto: Arild Lyssand.

With its unique nature, pristine wilderness and numerous resources, the Arctic region has mesmerized and captivated humankind for centuries. The Arctic is attracting increasing global interest, as it is a region with a number of resources and a region where climate change first appears. Norway is one of the Arctic countries. Developments in the Arctic are creating major opportunities, but it al...

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Foto: Evert Jan Daniels.

The Norwegian Minister of Defence, Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide, visited the Netherlands 28-29 October. The Dutch Minster of Defence, Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, received the visiting minister with an honor guard outside Catshuis, the official residence of the prime minister and receptions area for the Cabinet. The Norwegian delegation consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Defence in...

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Van Gogh:

The work and artistic ambitions of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) and Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) show interesting parallels. They are known for their emotionally imbued paintings and drawings, their personal and innovative style and their tormented lives. Both strived to modernise art and developed expressive imagery to portray the universal emotions of human life.

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Welcome to the website of the Norwegian Embassy in The Hague!

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Photo: Yngve Ask/Innovation Norway

Norway and the Netherlands enjoy a positive bilateral relationship. There are close and positive ties within trade and shipping, politics, economics, defense and culture.

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