Welcome!

Hello! This is the home of the Dutch Politics in English podcast. If you’re new here, I recommend that you visit the About page, the Parliament page, and the Parties page to get an idea of the basics of Dutch politics. The Provinces is something you can visit later when you’d like to learn about politics at a more local level. Some time in the future, I will also add another page with the major cities, as council politics also echoes at other levels of government.

If you have questions, you can leave a comment in the relevant post, or contact me via dutchpoliticsinenglish @ gmail . com (remove spaces). Thanks for visiting!

Dutch Parliamentary Calendar 2016 / 2017

Start of the parliamentary year: 6 September 2016
Autumn recess: 14-24 October 2016
Christmas recess: 23 December 2016 to 16 January 2017
Crocus recess: 24 February to 20 March 2017*
May recess: 21 April to 8 May 2017
Summer recess: 7 July to 4 September 2017

(*Tweede Kamer elections are scheduled for 15 March 2017, so this recess will be longer than usual.)

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Dutch Politics in English – Electoral Map Special

Directly to the podcast.

As mentioned in the podcast, here are a couple of maps. First, a basic map of the country, from Wikipedia (the “red” cities are the provincial capitals).

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Here’s the Bible Belt, depicted as the areas where the SGP polls best, also via Wikipedia (I’ve just noticed that I published this map a few episodes ago as well).

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Lastly, a PDF of the 2012 Tweede Kamer results by party and province.

2012-nl-by-province