Foundation for the Dutch Outside the Netherlands
SNBN was established to protect the interests of the Dutch outside Netherlands as well and effectively as possible. Our eleven Board members are members of nine political parties and live spread out over four continents. SNBN consists for one hundred percent of volunteers, and we can always use more help. Would you like to be part of this initiative? Please contact us.
Who looks after your interests abroad?
The ‘Foundation for the Dutch Outside the Netherlands’ (SNBN) was founded in 2019. Its purpose is to represent the interests of the Dutch outside the Netherlands as well and effectively as possible.
As a Board, we consist entirely of volunteers. We live all over the world and, in one way or another we walk into (Dutch) obstacles abroad. This happens, for example, in the field of nationality, pension, Dutch education, passports and participation in elections. We want to work together to improve these issues.
We see good contacts with politicians as the best way to protect the interests of Dutch people abroad. For politicians, we are a resource and point of contact, for the Dutch outside the Netherlands we are the bridge to participation in politics in the Hague.
We are committed to, amongst others, these issues:
• Dual citizenship • Pension issues • Dutch education abroad for children • Apply for a DigiD code from abroad • Voting from abroad • Involuntary ex-Dutch citizenship • Barriers for Dutch students abroad • Downsizing and closure of Dutch consulates and embassies • Dutch partners abroad • Internationally oriented Netherlands