July 19, 2018

Marriot The Hague celebrating DM’s 4th Anniversary

Diplomat Magazine celebrated its fourth anniversary at its traditional venue, Marriott The Hague Hotel.

Starting out small with huge support of the diplomatic corps, the very first diplomatic magazine in the Netherlands history, rapidly grew into the popular magazine attracting today more than 70,000 monthly readers, alongside its special biannual printed edition.

A lunch was offered to many of Diplomat Magazine´s volunteers and staff, in the presence of Dr Mayelinne De Lara, Publisher and Mr. Vincent Pahlplatz, General Manager of Marriott The Hague Hotel.

Amongst the special invited guests were magazine´s volunteer founders, such as Dr. Eugenio Matos G., former Chargé d´Affaires a.i. in The Hague, who is currently Minister Counselor of the Dominican Republic Embassy in Montevideo, photographer Robert Huiberts and Editor Roy Lie A Tjam. Were present supporters as Mrs, Kate van der Loos, Chief photographer Kim Vermaat, photographers Hester Dijkstra and Roy Strik, Jacqueline Lie, Carlotta Duken and Inge Kluin from the Residentie Orkest.

Dr Mayelinne De Lara, Mrs Jacqueline Lie and Mr Roy Lie A Tjam.

Diplomat Magazine success can be attributed to the dedication of its staff of highly skilled contributors. It has successfully emerged as a platform for diplomatic discourse, an event organiser. The magazine’s regular agenda includes organising and supporting diplomatic networking.

Herein, some  Diplomat Magazine’s  facts:

  • We are the fastest growing diplomatic magazine in Europe and the globe.
  • First magazine in Europe launched by and for diplomats.
  • First publication in the Netherlands to join the international Public Diplomacy Awards, an academic prize to heads of diplomatic missions, already introduced in The Hague in 2016.
  • Diplomat Magazine holds an international record for organizing top class diplomatic events. In fact, DM has logged 62 important events since 2013. This includes Diplomats Meet & Greet, Diplomatic Farewells, Certificate of Merit, one-day trips-excursions, popular and classical concerts, business promotions, sportive events and special gatherings, fashion shows, new year´s parties, after summer cocktails, conferences and the like, all for diplomats.
  • Diplomat Magazine has been hired to edit, design and print five special magazines by diplomatic missions, appealed by the quality of our publication. The special issue for The 10 Year Anniversary of the Embassy of Rwanda is one of our most recent achievements.

    Diplomat Magazine photographers Mrs. Hester Dijkstra and Mr Robert Huiberts.


  • We are directly accessible to some 1.1 million readers in Factiva –owned by Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
  • Diplomat Magazine has included in its diplomatic repertoire a high-level academic publication entitled Border Crossing.
  • Considerable number of heads of states, ambassadors and ministers has chosen Diplomat Magazine to write their own free point of view.
  • We keep a professional neutrality on public opinion.

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