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?
Accidental Americans' situation prompts the Dutch House of Representatives to write to the United States Congress
18 September 2018, the third Tuesday in September, is "Prince's Day" (Prinsjesdag) in the Netherlands. On that day, King Willem-Alexander delivers the so-called "Speech from the Throne" (Troonrede), in his capacity as Head of State. He does so on behalf of the Government, in the Hall of Knights in the Binnenhof in The Hague. Subsequently, the Minister of Finance presents his "third-Tuesday-of-September"-briefcase to the President of the House of Representatives. This briefcase contains the Government's financial plans for the coming year. Prince's Day is an important day in Dutch politics, as it marks the start of the new parliamentary year.
On Thursday, 15 March 2018, the standing committee on Infrastructure and Water Management had a debate with Ms Stientje van Veldhoven, state secretary of Infrastructure and Water Management, about the circular economy. Deposit on plastic bottles was one of the items on the agenda.
On Tuesday, 30 January 2018, the standing committee on Kingdom Relations discussed the reconstruction of the Leeward Islands with the state secretary of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Mr Knops, who represented the Cabinet.
On Monday 4 December 2017, the standing committee on Foreign Affairs had a debate with Mr Halbe Zijlstra, minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, minister of Defense, and Ms Sigrid Kaag, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, about the cabinet's decision to continue the Dutch contribution to the missions in Mali and Afghanistan.