Welcome to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. The Dutch Parliament is called the States General. It consists of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives. On this website we provide you with information about the House of Representatives. How does it work? Who are its members? How are they elected?
150 members of parliament
On 1 January 2016 the Netherlands will take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from Luxembourg for a half-year period. On Thursday 2 July 2015 the standing committee on European Affairs had a debate with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign minister Bert Koenders about the details of the Dutch Presidency.
On Wednesday 30 June 2015 the standing committee on Foreign Affairs, the standing committee on Defence and the standing committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation had a debate with Mr Bert Koenders, minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, minister of Defence, and Ms Lilianne Ploumen, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, about the Dutch contribution to the fight against the Islamic State (IS).
From waste to raw material (VANG) is the name of the Cabinet's programme to reduce the waste of raw materials and to promote the reuse of materials. On Thursday 25 June the House of Representatives had a debate with Ms Wilma Mansveld, state secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, about the progress or decline of the various parts of the programme.