We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We uniquely combine the UK’s deep expertise in arts and culture, education and the English language, our global presence and relationships in over 100 countries, our unparalleled access to young people and influencers and our creative sparkle.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

75 years of Cultural Relations in the Netherlands

We have been working in the Netherlands since 1945 and collaborate with Dutch organisations to foster connections between the Netherlands and the UK. We enable Dutch and British organisations and individuals to share their insight, expertise and knowledge, which results in bespoke programmes and partnerships to mutually benefit the Netherlands and the UK. 

In 2020-21 the British Council marked its 75th anniversary in the Netherlands. Find out how cultural relations have transformed the Netherlands, the UK and the rest Europe, and become part of our mission to forge a better future through English language, arts, higher education and science.

Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, civil society representatives, creatives and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands we are registered as a cultural ANBI. Our VAT tax number is 8003.71.835.B.01.

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