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00THEHAGUE1698 2000-06-08 09:16:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy The Hague
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					  UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001698 



E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: (A) SECSTATE 104182; (B)Moore-Dombrowski e-mails

1. Post grants country clearance to Codel Gramm.
Control officer will be Wendy Moore, econ officer, who
can be reached at (31)(70)310-9273; fax 310-9273; e-
mail moorewc(AT)

2. Hotel reservations have been made for the
delegation at the Amsterdam Hilton, Apollolaan 138,
1077 BG Amsterdam, tel.(31)(70)710-6000; fax
(31)(70)710-9000, for the nights of July 4 and 5. Room
rate is 360 DFL per night, (approx USD 155) including
tax but excluding breakfast. As the visit coincides
with a major conference in Amsterdam, no hotels were
available within per diem rate (USD 109).

3. Proposed schedule for the Codel is as follows:

Tuesday, July 4, 2000


1600 Arrive Amsterdam Schiphol Airport via milair; proceed
to hotel by bus. Control officer will distribute per diem
on bus.
1645 Amsterdam city tour
1930 Private dinner
RON Amsterdam

Wednesday, July 5, 2000


0830 Depart Amsterdam for The Hague by bus
1000 Arrive at Ministry of Finance for meeting with Finance
Minister Gerrit Zalm
1035 Depart for Embassy
1040 Arrive Embassy; country team brief
1110 Guided tour of Parliament (Parliament will be in
1200 Depart by bus from Parliament for Ambassador's
1215 Lunch with Parliamentarians and senior officials,
hosted by Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider at Ambassador's
1400 Leave by bus for tour conducted by Ambassador of Dutch
Golden Age masterpieces at the Mauritshuis Museum
1500 Shopping and city tour in Delft.
1715 Depart for Amsterdam
1830 Arrive hotel; down time
RON Amsterdam

Thursday, 06 July 2000


0945 Meet Ambassador Schneider at hotel for tour of
1130 Return to hotel
1200 Lunch with U.S. and Dutch banking community
1330 Depart for Airport
1400 Depart for Brussels via milair

4. Threat Assessment for the Netherlands is as follows:

The treat to official Americans in the Netherlands is low.
There are no specific threats or security restrictions in
place at this time. However, all Americans should exercise
caution while traveling abroad, as U.S. citizens are often
the target of groups demonstrating opposition to U.S.
foreign policy. For the latest worldwide terrorism
advisories, please consult the State Department web page at A major concern for visitors is crime. Most
crimes against Americans are limited to pick-pocketing,
burglary, vandalism to automobiles, and theft from hotel
rooms. Streets can be walked in relative safety, but the
same amount of caution should be exercised after dark in the
more populated cities of The Hague, Amsterdam, and
Rotterdam, as would be appropriate in any urban city in the
US City centers, red-light districts, and public
transportation hubs are common locations for incidents of
street crime.

5. Budget for travel and representational events will
follow septel.