List of speakers of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Dutch: Voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal) is one of the 150 members of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, elected to lead the meetings of the House.

Speaker of the House of Representatives
Voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal
Coat of arms of the Tweede Kamer.svg
Coat of arms of the House of Representatives
Vera Bergkamp
Incumbent
Vera Bergkamp

since 7 April 2021
StyleHis or Her Excellency
Mister or Madame Speaker
Member ofPresidium of the House of Representatives
Term lengthFour years
No term limit
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Netherlands
Formation21 September 1815; 206 years ago (1815-09-21)
First holderJan Elias Nicolaas van Lynden van Hoevelaken
DeputyDeputy Speakers
Salary€126,975.48 (including €7,887.24 expenses)
Websitewww.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members-parliament/president-house

The office is currently held by Vera Bergkamp of Democrats 66 (D66).[1]

ListEdit

20th centuryEdit

Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Term of office Party Parliamentary
period
  Baron
Aeneas Mackay
(1838–1909)
20 September 1901 –
19 September 1905
Anti-Revolutionary Party 1901–1905
  Jonkheer
Joan Röell
(1844–1914)
22 September 1905 –
21 September 1909
Independent Liberal
(until 1906)
1905–1909
League of Free Liberals
(from 1906)[2]
  Count
Frederik van Bylandt
(1841–1941)
23 September 1909 –
15 September 1912
Christian Historical Union 1909–1913
Jonkheer
Octaaf van Nispen
tot Sevenaer

(1867–1956)
18 September 1912 –
16 September 1913
Roman Catholic
State Party
  Dr.
Hendrik Goeman
Borgesius

(1847–1917)
17 September 1913 –
18 January 1917
Liberal Union 1913–1917
  Dr.
Dirk Fock
(1858–1941)
25 January 1917 –
8 October 1920
Liberal Union 1917–1918
1918–1922
  Dr.
Dionysius Koolen
(1871–1945)
14 October 1920 –
5 August 1925
General League of
Roman Catholic Caucuses
1922–1925
  Jonkheer
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(1873–1936)
17 September 1925 –
10 August 1929
Roman Catholic
State Party
1925–1929
  Josef van Schaik
(1882–1962)
18 September 1929 –
26 May 1933
Roman Catholic
State Party
1929–1933
  Jonkheer
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(1873–1936)
31 May 1933 –
17 April 1936
Roman Catholic
State Party
1933–1937
  Piet Aalberse
(1871–1948)
7 May 1936 –
9 November 1937
Roman Catholic
State Party
  Josef van Schaik
(1882–1962)
11 November 1937 –
7 Augustus 1948
Roman Catholic
State Party
1937–1946
Catholic People's Party 1946–1948
  Dr.
Rad Kortenhorst
(1886–1963)
12 August 1948 –
13 January 1963
Catholic People's Party 1948–1952
1952–1956
1956–1959
1959–1963
  Frans-Jozef van Thiel
(1906–1993)
29 January 1963 –
7 December 1972
Catholic People's Party
1963–1967
1967–1971
1971–1972
  Dr.
Anne Vondeling
(1916–1979)
7 December 1972 –
17 July 1979
Labour Party 1972–1977
1977–1981
  Dr.
Dick Dolman
(1935–2019)
17 July 1979 –
14 September 1989
Labour Party
1981–1982
1982–1986
1986–1989
  Wim Deetman
(born 1945)
14 September 1989 –
1 December 1996
Christian Democratic Appeal 1989–1994
1994–1998
  Piet Bukman
(born 1934)
3 December 1996 –
19 May 1998
Christian Democratic Appeal
  Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven
(born 1943)
20 May 1998 –
16 May 2002
Labour Party 1998–2002

21st centuryEdit

Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Term of office Party Parliamentary
period
  Frans Weisglas
(born 1946)
28 May 2002 –
30 November 2006
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
2002–2003
2003–2006
  Gerdi Verbeet
(born 1951)
6 December 2006 –
20 September 2012
Labour Party 2006–2010
2010–2012
  Anouchka van Miltenburg
(born 1967)
25 September 2012 –
12 December 2015
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
2012–2017
  Khadija Arib
(born 1960)
13 January 2016 –
7 April 2021
Labour Party
2017–2021
  Vera Bergkamp
(born 1970)
7 April 2021 –
Incumbent
Democrats 66 2021–present
Res Resigned.

Living former speakersEdit

Speaker of the House
of Representatives
Term Age
Wim Deetman 1989–1996 (1945-04-03) 3 April 1945 (age 77)
Piet Bukman 1996–1998 (1934-02-07) 7 February 1934 (age 88)
Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven 1998–2002 (1943-08-02) 2 August 1943 (age 79)
Frans Weisglas 2002–2006 (1946-08-08) 8 August 1946 (age 76)
Gerdi Verbeet 2006–2012 (1951-04-18) 18 April 1951 (age 71)
Anouchka van Miltenburg 2012–2015 (1967-04-20) 20 April 1967 (age 55)
Khadija Arib 2016–2021 (1960-10-10) 10 October 1960 (age 61)

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Vera Bergkamp elected President of the House". House of Representatives. 7 April 2021.
  2. "Jhr.Mr. J. Röell". Parlement.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 September 2018.