Speaker of the House of Representatives (Netherlands)

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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
Khadija Arib
Incumbent
Khadija Arib

since 13 January 2016
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; 204 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 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.

The office is currently held by Khadija Arib of the Labour Party (PvdA).[1]

List[change | change source]

20th century[change | change source]

Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Term of office Party Parliamentary
period
Aeneas Mackay Baron
Aeneas Mackay
(1838–1909)
20 September 1901 –
19 September 1905
Anti-Revolutionary Party 1901–1905
Joan Röell Jonkheer
Joan Röell
(1844–1914)
22 September 1905 –
21 September 1909
Independent Liberal
(until 1906)
1905–1909
League of Free Liberals
(from 1906)[2]
Frederik van Bylandt 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
Hendrik Goeman Borgesius Dr.
Hendrik Goeman
Borgesius

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

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

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

21st century[change | change source]

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

Living former speakers[change | change source]

Speaker of the House
of Representatives
Term Age
Wim Deetman 1989–1996 (1945-04-03) 3 April 1945 (age 75)
Piet Bukman 1996–1998 (1934-02-07) 7 February 1934 (age 86)
Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven 1998–2002 (1943-08-02) 2 August 1943 (age 76)
Frans Weisglas 2002–2006 (1946-08-08) 8 August 1946 (age 73)
Gerdi Verbeet 2006–2012 (1951-04-18) 18 April 1951 (age 69)
Anouchka van Miltenburg 2012–2015 (1967-04-20) 20 April 1967 (age 53)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Khadija Arib elected Speaker of the House". House of Representatives. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  2. "Jhr.Mr. J. Röell". Parlement.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 September 2018.