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?
On Wednesday 5 October 2016 the standing committee on Infrastructure and the Environment had a debate with Ms Sharon Dijksma, state secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, about ways to make the most efficient use of raw materials and products.
Tuesday 20 September is Prince's Day in the Netherlands. On that day the government presents its plans for 2017. King Willem-Alexander arrives at the the Hall of Knights, near the building of the House of Representatives, where he delivers the Speech from the Throne on behalf of the government. Later that day, Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, minister of Finance, presents the Budget memorandum and the National Budget to the House of Representatives.
From 1 January until 1 July 2016 the Netherlands held the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). Not only did the government play an important role during this period: the Senate and the House of Representatives organised six parliamentary conferences.