Prime Minister of the Netherlands

chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Dutch: Minister-president van Nederland) is the head of the executive branch of the Government of the Netherlands. They are also the head of the Council of Ministers.[1][2][3]

Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Minister-president van Nederland
State Coat of Arms of the Netherlands.svg
State Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Mark Rutte
Mark Rutte

since 14 October 2010
Ministry of General Affairs
StyleHis Excellency
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
European Council
ResidenceCatshuis, The Hague, Netherlands
SeatTorentje, The Hague, Netherlands
as King of the Netherlands
Term length4 years
No term limit
Formation25 March 1848; 174 years ago (1848-03-25)
as Chairman of the Council of Ministers
24 June 1945
as Minister-President
First holderGerrit Schimmelpenninck
as Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Wim Schermerhorn
as Minister-President
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
Salary€144,000 (incl. €7,887.24 expenses)
WebsiteMinistry of General Affairs

The Prime Minister is de facto the head of government of the Netherlands and creates its policy with his cabinet. The current Dutch Prime Minister is Mark Rutte, in office since 2010.

the life of the former Prime MinistersEdit

The most recent former Prime Minister to die was Wim Kok who served 1994–2002 and died on 20 October 2018 at the age of 80 years

the award he got :

Prime Minister Rutte is being honored for his admirable leadership as one of the longest-serving heads of government in the European Union. Prime Minister Rutte’s promotion of free trade, efforts to combat the threat of climate change, and belief in the importance of the transatlantic relationship in sustaining European and global security hits at the core of the Atlantic Council’s mission. Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, presents the award to Prime Minister Rutte.

The 10th annual Global Citizen Awards honor President of the Republic of Chile Sebastián Piñera; Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte; Brian Grazer, storyteller, movie and television producer, founder, and philanthropist;, founder of the Black Eyed Peas, Founder & CEO of I.AM+, and Founder and President, Foundation.

The event also announces Actress, Playwright, Teacher, and Author, Anna Deavere Smith, as the Atlantic Council’s first Artist in Residence.

“The recipients of the 2019 Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards recognize global citizenship at its best while also underscoring the Atlantic Council’s global mission of ‘shaping the future together’ with friends and allies”, said Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council. “Their myriad collective achievements range from government leadership in Europe and Latin America, to innovative approaches to advance climate action, to groundbreaking contributions in the humanitarian and artistic fields. It is our hope that by honoring these unique individuals, we can advance the concept of ‘global citizenship’ and inspire others to pursue lives of extraordinary public and humanitarian service.”

Mark Rutte (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɑrk ˈrʏtə] listen); born 14 February 1967) is a Dutch politician serving as Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010 and Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) since 2006.

How did Mark Rutte become prime minister?

After lengthy coalition negotiations, Rutte was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Netherlands on 14 October, becoming the first and formed the First Rutte cabinet. When Rutte was sworn in on 14 October 2010, he became the first liberal Prime Minister in 92 years, and the second-youngest in Dutch history.


  1. Grondwet voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden [Constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands], aticle 45 section 2.
  2. Van der Pot, C.W., Donner, A.M.: Handboek van het Nederlandse staatsrecht [Handbook of Dutch Constitutional Law], page 344-345. Zwolle: W.E.J. Tjeenk Willink, 1983.
  3. "Minister-president – Parlement & Politiek". 21 March 2002. Retrieved 23 April 2012.