Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Wednesday for a two-day visit to the Netherlands, during which he is expected to thank the Dutch government for its support in the United Nationsm dpa reported.
He is scheduled to meet with Queen Beatrix, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Deputy Prime Minister Maxime Verhagen, Defense Minister Hans Hillen and Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal, his office said.
The Netherlands so far have not supported the Palestinian bid for international recognition as a United Nations member state.
It was also one of 14 countries which voted against Palestinian membership of UNESCO, the world body's cultural organization.
In a historic decision in October, UNESCO nonetheless accepted Palestine, with 173 member states voting in favour.