Welcome!

Hello! This is the home of the Dutch Politics in English blog, formerly a podcast (and before that also a blog). 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 sometimes filters through to other levels of government.

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

Thanks for visiting!

Dutch Parliamentary Calendar 2018 / 2019

Start of the parliamentary year: 3 September 2018
Autumn recess: 19-29 October 2018
Christmas recess: 21 December 2018 to 14 January 2019
Crocus recess: 22 February to 4 March 2019
May recess: 26 April to 13 May 2019
Summer recess: 5 July to 2 September 2019

(All dates are inclusive.)

The Tweede Kamer usually sits from Tuesday to Thursday.

Provincial elections will be held on Wednesday 20 March 2019.
European parliament elections will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019.