Medy van der Laan

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Van der Laan in 2015

Medy Catharina van der Laan (born 14 August 1968) is a retired Dutch politician who served as State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in charge of Culture and Media in the Second Balkenende cabinet (2003–2006). She previously was an assistant to State Secretary Jacob Kohnstamm at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She was born in Spijkenisse and has been a member of the Democrats 66 (D66) party since 1994.


Preceded by
Annette Nijs
Cees van Leeuwen
State Secretary for Education,
Culture and Science

Served alongside:
Annette Nijs (2003–2004)
Mark Rutte (2004–2006)
Bruno Bruins (2006)
Succeeded by
Marja van Bijsterveldt
Sharon Dijksma