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?
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.
On Wednesday 6 July the standing committee on Foreign Affairs had a debate with Mr Bert Koenders, minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Lilianne Ploumen, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, minister of Defence, about counter-piracy off the Somalian coast.
A new system to finance prenatal and maternity care. This was one of the subjects on the agenda of the Health, Welfare and Sport Committee meeting on Thursday 23 June 2016 with minister Edith Schippers.
On Thursday 23 June, the Standing Committee on Defence and the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs discussed the purchase of new fighter aircraft. The F-35 is also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The biannual consultation was attended by Defence minister Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Mr Henk Kamp, minister of Economic Affairs.