The U.S. partnership with the Netherlands dates back to the American Revolution, which the Netherlands supported. The United States established diplomatic relations with the Netherlands in 1782; it is one of our oldest, continuous bilateral relationships. Our bilateral relations are based on close historical and cultural ties as well as a common dedication to individual freedom and human rights. The United States and the Netherlands share similar positions on many important issues and work together both bilaterally and multilaterally in such institutions as the United Nations (UN) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The Netherlands fought alongside the United States in the Korean War and the first Gulf War and have been active in global peacekeeping efforts in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and more recently in Mali. The Netherlands played a leading role in the 1999 Kosovo air campaign. It has contributed to European Union (EU) peacekeeping forces in Bosnia. The Netherlands also supported and participated in NATO training efforts in Iraq, the EU and NATO police training efforts in Afghanistan, the 2011 NATO mission in Libya, and in both EU and NATO counter-piracy operations. The Netherlands supports counterterrorism efforts with leadership, personnel, and material. It is a party to all 12 UN counterterrorism conventions and Co-Chairs the Global Counterterrorism Forum. The Netherlands works closely with the United States and other countries on international programs against drug trafficking and organized crime. The United States and the Netherlands share a liberal economic outlook and firm commitment to free trade. Today, the U.S. embassy is at The Hague. There is also a U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam. For more information on our relationship with Netherlands, please click here.
Source, United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.