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Netherlands

The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in northwestern Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
See also: European Union

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 13,794 entities connected with Netherlands. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 2 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in Netherlands. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

NamePublisherCoverageEntities
Netherlands National Sanctionlist TerrorismMinistry of Foreign Affairsupdated daily125
Netherlands Police Nationale Opsporingslijst (Wanted)Korps Nationale Politieupdated daily19

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,511 entities identified as PEPs connected with Netherlands.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister3--
King1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Climate & Energy Policy1--
Minister for Digitalization1--
Minister for Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation13-
Minister for Housing & Spatial Planning11-
Minister for Legal Protection111
Minister for Long-Term Care & Sport1--
Minister for Migration1--
Minister for Nature & Nitrogen Policy1--
Minister for Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions1--
Minister for Primary & Secondary Education11-
Minister for the Environment1--
Minister of Defense161
Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy191
Minister of Education, Culture, & Science16-
Minister of Finance15-
Minister of Foreign Affairs1111
Minister of Health, Welfare, & Sport1--
Minister of Infrastructure & Water Management1--
Minister of Interior & Kingdom Relations1--
Minister of Justice & Security17-
Minister of Social Affairs & Employment1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Tweede Kamer-20178
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
president of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands-1-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President, The Netherlands Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to the Netherlands-43
ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands-11
ambassador of Malaysia to the Netherlands--1
ambassador of the Netherlands to Belgium-1-
ambassador of the Netherlands to Hungary--2
ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia-4-
ambassador of the Netherlands to Spain-1-
ambassador of the Netherlands to Suriname--1
ambassador of the Netherlands to the United Kingdom-1-
ambassador of Ukraine to the Netherlands-1-
ambassador to the Netherlands--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands-12
Dutch Ambassador to the United States-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to the Netherlands-21

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands-556107
member of the Senate of the Netherlands-24859
Secretary-General of a Dutch Ministry-738
member of the Provincial Executive of North Holland--22
burgomaster-120
member of the Provincial Executive of South Holland-120
member of the Provincial Executive of Utrecht--21
Member of the Council of State (Netherlands)-311
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands-121
member of the States-Provincial of North Brabant-76
member of the States-Provincial of Utrecht-47
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands-101
member of the states-provincial of Friesland-64
member of the States-Provincial of Gelderland-55
member of the States-Provincial of Groningen-82
member of the States-Provincial of Limburg-73
member of the States-Provincial of Flevoland-45
Dutch State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment-8-
member of the States-Provincial of Zeeland-26
Inspector-General of the Armed Forces-61
member of the states-provincial of Drenthe-34
member of the States-Provincial of Overijssel-43
Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao-61
Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten-61
Secretary of finance of The Netherlands-7-
Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army--6
Dutch State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport-51
Dutch State Secretary for Justice and Security-6-
Minister of Social Affairs-51
Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba-51
President of the Senate of the Netherlands-51
Speaker of the House of Representatives-51
State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science-6-
State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management-51
Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy-14
Minister of Agriculture-41
Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment-5-
Minister of Public Health, Welfare and Sport-41
Provincial Executive member of Flevoland--5
State Secretary for Economic Affairs-5-
Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy in the Caribbean-31
Dutch Secretary of State for Defense-4-
Minister of Infrastructure and Environment-31
Minister of State--4
Commander of the Korps Commandotroepen-21
Governor of the Netherlands Antilles-21
member of the Provincial Executive of Groningen--3
member of the Provincial Executive of Limburg-12
Minister for Development Cooperation-3-
Minister for Medical Care-3-
Minister of Education and Sport-21
minister of the Netherlands-3-
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs-3-
Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy-2-
Dutch State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations-2-
Governor of Aruba-11
island commissioner--2
King of the Netherlands-11
King's Commissioner of Limburg-11
King's or Queen's Commissioner--2
Minister of General Affairs-2-
Minister of Living, Districts and Integration-2-
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management-2-
Minister Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles--2
President of De Nederlandsche Bank-11
Prime Minister of the Netherlands-2-
(Acting) Minister of Agriculture, Nature, & Food Quality1--
Chief of Defence--1
Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force--1
Consort of the Netherlands--1
director general of the GVB-1-
Dutch State Secretary for Housing and Spatial Planning-1-
European Gendarmerie Force Commander-1-
formateur-1-
Governor of Curaçao--1
King's Commissioner of Drenthe--1
King's Commissioner of Flevoland--1
King's Commissioner of Friesland--1
King's Commissioner of North Holland--1
King's Commissioner of Overijssel--1
King's Commissioner of South Holland--1
King's Commissioner of Zeeland--1
member of the Provincial Executive of Drenthe--1
member of the Provincial Executive of North Brabant-1-
member of the Provincial Executive of Zeeland--1
Member of the Provincial-Executive of Gelderland-1-
Minister for Climate and Energy--1
Minister for Immigration and Integration-1-
Minister for Integration, Rehabilitation, Prevention, and Youth Justice-1-
Minister for Nature and Nitrogen--1
Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media-1-
Minister of Economic Affairs, Social Affairs and Culture-1-
Minister of Finance and Culture--1
Minister of General Affairs, Innovation, Government Organization, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning--1
Minister of Housing and the Central Government Sector-1-
Minister of long-term care and Sport--1
minister-president--1
Secretary General at the Ministry of General Affairs-1-
State Secretary for Benefits and Customs--1
State Secretary for Culture and Media-1-
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What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...