Welcome to 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.

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

Dutch Parliamentary Calendar 2020 / 2021

Start of the parliamentary year: 1 September 2020
Autumn recess: 16-26 October 2020
Christmas recess: 18 December 2020 to 11 January 2021
Election recess: 12 February to 22 March 2021
May recess: 23 April to 10 May 2021
Summer recess: 9 July to 6 September 2021

(All dates are inclusive.)

The Tweede Kamer usually sits from Tuesday to Thursday.

Tweede Kamer elections will be held on 17 March 2021.