Culture, Communications and Education department

The Culture, Communications and Education department implements the international culture policy of the Netherlands in China for instance in fields such as creative industries (focus: architecture, design and fashion), visual arts and literature.

Furthermore, the department manages the website and social media channels and is responsible for the corporate communication.


The Dutch government is actively involved in cultural exchanges between the Netherlands and China. The Netherlands embassy and the consulates-general therefore organise various events throughout the year.

There are also various financial instruments available to facilitate cultural exchanges between both cultures. Please contact the embassy or a consulate in the area of your cultural project for advice and support.


The external communication consists of informing the Dutch and Chinese audience on matters such as consular support, emergencies, travel advice etc. At the same time, through public diplomacy a dialogue is established with an influential Chinese audience in Dutch key sectors.


The communication department in Beijing is also responsible for the content and layout of the website. If you have any questions or suggestions then you can contact the web editor.


You can contact the Culture, Communications and Education department via


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Bart Hofstede

Head Culture, Communications and Education department
Wenjun Li Sr. Cultural affairs officer (performing arts)
Ni Nan Sr. Cultural affairs officer (creative industry)
Gabi Verberg Communications and Public Diplomacy officer
Ivy Cao Social Media Advisor

Emmanuel Waleson 

Sr. Education officer
Geerli Duolikun Office manager


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Amy Chen Cultural affairs and public diplomacy officer


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Michael He Cultural affairs and press officer


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Elva Ma Sr. cultural affairs and press officer

Hong Kong

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Lynn Fan Cultural affairs officer