Welcome to the Dutch Politics in English blog, formerly a podcast (and before that also a blog). The goal is to publish a short post each week that the Dutch parliament sits, and on a more regular basis during a general election campaign.

For bits and pieces, random thoughts, and the occasional live tweet session, please see my Twitter account @dutchpoliticsEN

Dutch Parliamentary Calendar 2021 / 2022

Start of the parliamentary year: 7 September 2021
Autumn recess: 15-25 October 2021
Christmas recess: 17 December 2021 to 10 January 2022
Spring recess:  25 February to 7 March 2022
May recess: 22 April to 19 May 2022
Summer recess: 8 July to 5 September 2022

(All dates are inclusive.)

The Tweede Kamer usually sits from Tuesday to Thursday.

Local government elections will be held on 16 March 2022.