Ministries of the Netherlands

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The most influential part of the executive of the Government of the Netherlands are the ministries. There are twelve ministries of the Netherlands, all with their own minister. There are also several ministers without portfolio and about as many State Secretaries.

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Ministries Responsibilities Agencies Minister responsible Website
Ministry of General Affairs Ministry of General Affairs
(Dutch: Ministerie van Algemene Zaken)
AZ Government policyPlanning
InformationDutch royal house
Government Information Service
Scientific Council for Government Policy
Mark Rutte
as Prime Minister
(in English)
Ministry of General Affairs
Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
(Dutch: Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties)
BZK Domestic policyCivil servicePublic administration
ElectionsLocal governments
IntelligenceKingdom Relations
Safety Board
General Intelligence and Security Service
PKIoverheid
Kajsa Ollongren
as Minister of the Interior
and Kingdom Relations
(in English)
Ministry of the Interior
and Kingdom Relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Dutch: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken)
BZ Foreign relationsForeign policyInternational development
International tradeEuropean UnionNATOBeneluxDiaspora
Center for the Promotion of Imports Stef Blok
as Minister of Foreign Affairs
(in English)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Finance Ministry of Finance
(Dutch: Ministerie van Financiën)
FIN Economic policyMonetary policyFiscal policy
Tax policyIncomes policyFinancial market
RegulationsGovernment budget
Tax and Customs Administration
FIOD-ECD
Authority for the Financial Markets
Wopke Hoekstra
as Minister of Finance
(in English)
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Justice and Security Ministry of Justice and Security
(Dutch: Ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid)
J&V Justice systemLaw enforcementPublic security
Emergency managementCounter-terrorismImmigration policy
Legal aidDrug policyIncarcerations
National Police Services Agency
Public Prosecution Service
National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism
Forensic Institute
Immigration and Naturalisation Service
Custodial Institutions Agency
Dr.
Ferdinand Grapperhaus
as Minister of Justice
and Security
(in English)
Ministry of Justice
and Security
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
(Dutch: Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat)
EZK Commercial policyEnergy policyEnvironmental policy
Climate change policyRenewable energy policyNuclear energy policy
Industrial policyInvestment policyTechnology policy
MiningTradeSpace policy
Natural resourceTourism
Foreign Investment Agency
Space Office
Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Department of Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards
Patent Office
Central Agency for Statistics
Environmental Assessment Agency
Eric Wiebes
as Minister of Economic Affairs
and Climate Policy
(in English)
Ministry of Economic Affairs
and Climate Policy
Ministry of Defence Ministry of Defence
(Dutch: Ministerie van Defensie)
DEF Armed forcesMilitary policyNational securityVeterans Affairs
Military policeDefence diplomacyHumanitarian aid
Army
Navy
Air Force
Marechaussee
Coastguard
Military Intelligence and Security Service
Ank Bijleveld
as Minister of Defence
(in English)
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
(Dutch: Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport)
VWS Health careHealth policyHealth insurance
Pharmaceutical policyVaccination policyWelfare
Biomedical sciencesSport
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Health Care Inspectorate
Hugo de Jonge
as Minister of Health,
Welfare and Sport
(in English)
Ministry of Health,
Welfare and Sport
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
(Dutch: Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid)
SZW Social policyEmploymentLabour economics
Occupational safety and healthSocial security
Consumer protectionTrades unionsEmancipation
Wouter Koolmees
as Minister of Social Affairs
and Employment
(in English)
Ministry of Social Affairs
and Employment
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
(Dutch: Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap)
OCW Education policyCultural policyScience policy
Knowledge policyResearchInnovation
ArtGender equalityCommunicationMedia
Public Broadcasting Agency
National Archives
National Library
Equal Treatment Commission
Ingrid van Engelshoven
as Minister of Education,
Culture and Science
(in English)
Ministry of Education,
Culture and Science
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
(Dutch: Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat)
I&W TransportAviationHousing policyPublic works
Spatial planningLand managementWater Management
Rijkswaterstaat
Meteorological Institute
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
as Minister of Infrastructure
and Water Management
(in English)
Ministry of Infrastructure
and Water Management
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
(Dutch: Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit)
LNV Agricultural policyFood policyFood safetyFisheries
Natural conservationForestryAnimal welfare
Carola Schouten
as Minister of Agriculture,
Nature and Food Quality
(in English)
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature
and Food Quality