Palais de Hollande Program - Türkiye

Palais de Hollande Programme

The beautiful residence of the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which once was the residence of the Embassy of the Netherlands in previous times, is known as the ‘Palais de Hollande’ and dates back to 1859. It has been a prominent historical building on Istanbul's famous İstiklâl Caddesi for more than 150 years.

Conditions for use by third parties

Palais de Hollande in Istanbul
Occasionally we receive requests about the use of the Palais de Hollande for external activities, which is something we welcome and encourage. The use of the Palais de Hollande is a privilege however,  activities with commerical goals such as ticket sales are not permitted. Three general criteria have to be met:
  • There ought to be a Dutch political or economic interest (link) involved that fits in the framework of our policy goals;
  • The activity preferably is to be organized by a company or institution that serves the interests of the Netherlands;
  • The use of the Palais de Hollande ought to contribute to a positive image of the Consulate General and/or the Netherlands in Turkish society.

Procedure for use of Palais de Hollande

The Palais de Hollande is situated in the city centre of Istanbul and its premises comprise a private area (two residences and two offices) and a public part.
The public part consists of a church, two gardens, a gallery, a terrace, two salons, a ballroom and a dining room. All public areas are open for the use by third parties.
  1. Costs & Financial terms: the public areas of the Palais de Hollande are available at production cost price. This amount consists of an administration fee and a price per person/guest, matching the costs for catering, security and the like.
  2. Procedure Requests: requests for the use of the Palais de Hollande are to be sent to  with a reference to the ‘Palais de Hollande Program’ in the subject line. Please use the standard request form.
  3. Liability: as an organizing partner you are responsible and liable for any damages caused to properties of the Consulate General and therefore you are obliged to contract a liability insurance.
  4. External Communication: the involvement of the Consulate General should be visible in all external communication such as invitations and press releases. These are to be approved by the Consulate General beforehand.
  5. Contract: in the case of acceptance of the activity by the Consulate General, a contract is prepared containing all the legal rights/obligations, and forwarded to the organizing party.
  6. Questions: Should you have any questions you can direct these to