Jozias van Aartsen

Dutch politician
Jozias van Aartsen

Jozias Johannes van Aartsen (born December 25, 1947 in The Hague) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

He has been acting mayor of Amsterdam since December 2017.

Previously Van Aartsen was mayor of The Hague, acting queen's commissioner of the Province of Drenthe, a foreign affairs and agricultural minister, an MP, and also VVD political and parliamentary leader.

He started his career as a civil servant.

Jozias van Aartsen is married with three children.