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?


9 Apr

National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen officially sworn in

On 31 March 2015 Mr Reinier van Zutphen was officially sworn in as the new National Ombudsman in the plenary sitting of the House of Representatives.
19 Mar

The House of Representatives discusses the Dutch position at the European summit

The European summit which will take place on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March includes such topics as the negotiations on the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States of America (TTIP). In preparation of the summit the House of Representatives had a debate with the Cabinet about the Dutch position. This debate took place on Monday 16 March in the Plenary Hall.
13 Mar

Rapporteur discusses the House's objections to European Public Prosecutor's Office in Brussels

On Monday 16 March, MP Ard van der Steur (VVD) will visit Brussels to explain the House of Representatives' objections to the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office.
26 Jan

Debate about terrorist attacks in Paris

On Wednesday 14 January 2015 the House of Representatives had a debate with the Cabinet about the Paris terrorist attacks and the consequences thereof for the Netherlands.
8 Dec

A better grip on Europe five years after the Lisbon Treaty

MP René Leegte (VVD) presents the report "focus on Europe" to the Speaker of the
National parliaments have gradually increased their influence on Europe. Many parliaments actively use the tools provided by the Lisbon Treaty.



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The House through the ages