About us

Contact us

Questions on Brexit? Contact the Brexit desk or do the Brexit Impact Scan.

Our economic team has extensive knowledge of the UK market, can identify business opportunities and provide useful tips.

Who is who

Our team is made up of the economic department, the agricultural team, the Customs Attaché, the Transport and Environment attaché and the Innovation Attaché and the NFIA at the Dutch Embassy in London, and the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Manchester. We are ready to help you with any questions you may have about doing business in the UK.

Economic Department

In order to assist you in the best way possible the economic department is organised by sector. Find the relevant contact below.


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Dimitri Vogelaar

Head of the economic department


Bart Beltman

Deputy Head of the economic department


Roy Spijkerboer

Policy Officer Brexit


Lieke Conijn

Startup Liaison Officer: Startups & scale-ups


Tessel van Essen

Sector Specialist: Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), Renewable Energy

Sustainable and smart mobility


Terence Speijer

Sector Specialist Climate Adaptation, 

Sustainable and smart mobility, Circular Economy



Andries Bakker

Policy Advisor Financial Sector


Peter van Tienhoven

Customs Attaché peter-van.tienhoven@minbuza.nl

Sterre de Valk

Management Assistant


Follow us on Twitter: @HollandUKTrade

Netherlands Innovation Network

The Netherlands Innovation Network UK stimulates collaboration between Dutch and British companies, research institutes and public authorities in the fields of innovation, technology and science.

The activities of the Netherlands Innovation Network help execute the international knowledge and innovation agenda of the Dutch government.


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Marjolein Bouwers Chief Innovation Advisor Marjolein.bouwers@minbuza.nl
Lara Neervoort Innovation Advisor lara.neervoort@minbuza.nl

Follow us on LinkedIn: Netherlands Innovation Network UK

Agriculture Department

The Agriculture Department promotes the interests of the Dutch agrifood and horticulture sector in the United Kingdom. For news, background information and events in the field of agriculture, nature and food see the website (in Dutch): Agroberichten Buitenland.


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Philip de Jong

Agricultural Counsellor

Bas Harbers

Agricultural Advisor


Martijn Bergmans

Agricultural Support Officer lon-lnv@minbuza.nl

Follow us on Twitter: @AgriLondon

Follow us also on LinkedIn: Netherlands Agricultural Network LinkedIn

Environment and Transport Attaché

The work of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is not limited to the borders of the Netherlands. The Ministry is represented in foreign countries by Environment and Transport Attachés. Our attaché to the United Kingdom stands ready to assist you with any matters regarding infrastructure, environment, (smart and sustainable) transport, water and climate adaptation, and circular economy.


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Daphne Blokhuis

(on maternity leave)

Transport and Environment attaché


Sarah Wildeboer

Transport and Environment attaché



In the centre of Manchester you will find the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO), ready to help you with information about doing business in the north of England. In addition, the NBSO network identifies business opportunities, which they publish themselves on Internationaal ondernemen (Dutch). The NBSO Manchester serves the North East, North West and Yorkshire & the Humber regions of England. Our Key focus sectors are HTSM, Life Science & Health and Maritime.


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Els Steiger

Chief Representative

Magdalena Arndt

Deputy Representative


Follow us on Twitter: @NBSOmanchester


As an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency helps and advises foreign companies in the various stages of establishing, rolling out and expanding their international activities in the Netherlands. NFIA is your first port of call, connecting you with regional partners in the Invest in Holland Network as well as resources and tools needed to make investment decisions.

Get in touch with our team in London through our email address: info@nfia.co.uk