Relations between Russia and the Netherlands date from those distant times when the system of European political, trade and other relations itself was being formed.
Looking at the continuous course of history it is sometimes difficult to find the required point of reference from which it would be possible to begin the account of history of relations between Russia and any other state. As far as the relations with the Netherlands are concerned the most popular assumption in both countries does not go beyond the stay of Peter I in Holland.
However, the history of the Russian-Dutch relations is much richer.
Go to the article on the Embassy of Russian Federation in the Netherlands site