List of Ministers of the Interior of the Netherlands

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Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands
Minister van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties
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Incumbent
Ronald Plasterk

since 5 November 2012
Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Style His Excellency
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Mark Rutte
as Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Formation 12 March 1798; 223 years ago (1798-03-12)
First holder Alexander Gogel
(as Agent for the Interior)
Deputy Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector
Salary €144,000 (including €7,887.24 expenses)
Website (English) Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands
Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or) "Je Maintiendrai" (French for "I will maintain".)
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The Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Dutch: Minister van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) is the head of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. Ronald Plasterk has been the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations since 5 November 2014.

List of Ministers of the Interior

Minister of the Interior Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Netherlands politic personality icon.svg Lodewijk Caspar Luzac
(1786–1861)
25 March 1848 –
13 May 1848 [Res]
Independent Gerrit Schimmelpenninck
(Schimmelpenninck)
Jacob de Kempenaer Jacob de Kempenaer
(Prime Minister Nov 1848–Nov 1849)
(1793–1870)
13 May 1848 –
1 November 1849
Independent Gerrit Schimmelpenninck
(Schimmelpenninck)
Jacob de Kempenaer
(De Kempenaer-Donker Curtius)
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
(Prime Minister)
(1798–1872)
1 November 1849 –
19 April 1853
Independent Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
(Thorbecke I)
Gerlach Cornelis Joannes van Reenen Gerlach Cornelis Joannes van Reenen
(1818–1893)
19 April 1853 –
1 July 1856
Independent Floris Adriaan van Hall
(Van Hall-Donker Curtius)
Gerrit Simons Gerrit Simons
(1802–1868)
1 July 1856 –
19 January 1857 [Res]
Independent Justinus van der Brugghen
(Van der Brugghen)
Anthony Gerhard Alexander Anthony Gerhard Alexander van Rappard
(1799–1869)
19 January 1857 –
18 March 1858
Independent
Gerlach Cornelis Joannes van Reenen Jacob George Hieronymus van Tets van Goudriaan
(1812–1885)
18 March 1858 –
23 February 1860
Independent Jan Jacob Rochussen
(Rochussen)
Schelto van Heemstra Schelto van Heemstra
(1807–1864)
2 March 1860 –
31 January 1862
Independent Floris Adriaan van Hall
(Van Hall-Van Heemstra)
Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt
(Van Zuylen van Nijevelt-Van Heemstra)
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
(Prime Minister)
(1798–1872)
31 January 1862 –
10 February 1866
Independent Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
(Thorbecke II)
Johan Herman Geertsema Johan Herman Geertsema
(1816–1908)
10 February 1866 –
1 June 1866
Independent Isaäc Dignus Fransen van de Putte
(Fransen van de Putte)
Jan Heemskerk Jan Heemskerk
(1818–1897)
1 June 1866 –
4 June 1868
Independent Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt
(Van Zuylen van Nijevelt)
Cornelis Fock Cornelis Fock
(1828–1910)
4 June 1868 –
3 January 1871
Independent Pieter Philip van Bosse
(Van Bosse-Fock)
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
(Prime Minister)
(1798–1872)
4 January 1871 –
4 June 1872 [Died]
Independent Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
Pieter Philip van Bosse
(Thorbecke III)
Pieter Philip van Bosse Pieter Philip van Bosse
(Prime Minister)
(1809–1879)
4 June 1872 –
6 July 1872 [Ad interim]
Independent
Johan Herman Geertsema Johan Herman Geertsema
(1816–1908)
6 July 1872 –
27 August 1874
Independent Isaäc Dignus Fransen van de Putte
(De Vries-Fransen van de Putte)
Jan Heemskerk Jan Heemskerk
(Prime Minister)
(1818–1897)
27 August 1872 –
2 November 1877
Independent Jan Heemskerk
(Heemskerk-Van Lynden van Sandenburg)
Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello
(Prime Minister)
(1822–1895)
3 November 1877 –
30 August 1879
Independent Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello
(Kappeyne van de Coppello)
Willem Six Willem Six
(1829–1908)
30 August 1879 –
10 February 1882 [Res]
Independent Theo van Lynden van Sandenburg
(Van Lynden van Sandenburg)
Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk
(1847–1908)
10 February 1882 –
22 April 1883
Independent
Jan Heemskerk Jan Heemskerk
(Prime Minister)
(1818–1897)
22 April 1883 –
20 April 1888
Independent Jan Heemskerk
(Heemskerk)
Aeneas Mackay Aeneas Mackay
(Prime Minister)
(1838–1909)
20 April 1888 –
24 February 1890
Anti-Revolutionary Party Aeneas Mackay
(Mackay)
Alexander de Savornin Lohman Alexander de Savornin Lohman
(1837–1924)
24 February 1890 –
20 August 1891
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Johannes Tak van Poortvliet Johannes Tak van Poortvliet
(1839–1904)
20 August 1891 –
8 May 1894
Independent Gijsbert van Tienhoven
(Van Tienhoven)
Samuel van Houten Samuel van Houten
(1837–1930)
8 May 1894 –
27 July 1897
Independent Joan Röell
(Röell)
Hendrik Goeman Borgesius Hendrik Goeman Borgesius
(1847–1917)
27 July 1897 –
31 July 1901
Liberal Union Nicolaas Pierson
(Pierson)
Abraham Kuyper Abraham Kuyper
(Prime Minister)
(1837–1920)
31 July 1901 –
17 August 1905
Anti-Revolutionary Party Abraham Kuyper
(Kuyper)
Netherlands politic personality icon.svg Pieter Rink
(1851–1941)
17 August 1905 –
10 February 1908
Liberal Union Theo de Meester
(De Meester)
Theo Heemskerk Theo Heemskerk
(Prime Minister)
(1852–1932)
11 February 1908 –
29 August 1913
Anti-Revolutionary Party Theo Heemskerk
(Heemskerk)
Pieter Cort van der Linden Pieter Cort van der Linden
(Prime Minister)
(1846–1935)
29 August 1913 –
9 September 1918
Independent Pieter Cort van der Linden
(Cort van der Linden)
Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck
(Prime Minister)
(1873–1936)
9 September 1918 –
4 August 1925
Roman-Catholic State Party Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck
(De Beerenbrouck I • II)
Dirk Jan de Geer Dirk Jan de Geer
(1870–1960)
4 August 1925 –
8 March 1926
Christian Historical Union Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn I)
Jan Kan Jan Kan
(1873–1947)
8 March 1926 –
10 August 1929
Independent Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer I)
Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck
(Prime Minister)
(1873–1936)
10 August 1929 –
26 May 1933
Roman-Catholic State Party Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck
(De Beerenbrouck III)
Jacob Adriaan de Wilde Jacob Adriaan de Wilde
(1879–1956)
26 May 1933 –
24 June 1937
Anti-Revolutionary Party Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn II • III)
Hendrik van Boeijen Hendrik van Boeijen
(also Minister of General Affairs 1940–1944)
(1889–1947)
24 June 1937 –
31 May 1944 [Res]
Christian Historical Union Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn IV • V)
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer II)
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy III)
Jaap Burger Jaap Burger
(1904–1986)
31 May 1944 –
27 January 1945 [Res]
Social Democratic
Workers' Party
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
Hendrik van Boeijen Hendrik van Boeijen
(Minister of General Affairs)
(1889–1947)
27 January 1945 –
23 February 1945 [Ad interim]
Christian Historical Union
Louis Beel Louis Beel
(Prime Minister 1946–1947)
(1902–1977)
23 February 1945 –
15 September 1947 [Res]
Catholic People's Party Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy III)
Wim Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn-Drees)
Louis Beel
(Beel I)
Piet Witteman Piet Witteman
(1892–1972)
15 September 1947 –
7 August 1948
Catholic People's Party Louis Beel
(Beel I)
Johan van Maarseveen Johan van Maarseveen
(1894–1951)
7 August 1948 –
15 June 1949 [Res]
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees-Van Schaik)
Josef van Schaik Josef van Schaik
(Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reconstruction of the Kingdom)
(1882–1962)
15 June 1949 –
20 September 1949 [Ad interim]
Catholic People's Party
Frans Teulings Frans Teulings
(1891–1966)
20 September 1949 –
15 March 1951
Catholic People's Party
Johan van Maarseveen Johan van Maarseveen
(1894–1951)
15 March 1951 –
18 November 1951 [Died]
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees I)
Frans Teulings Frans Teulings
(Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Civil Defense)
(1891–1966)
21 November 1951 –
6 December 1951 [Ad interim]
Catholic People's Party
Louis Beel Louis Beel
(Deputy Prime Minister 1952–1956)
(1902–1977)
6 December 1951 –
7 July 1956 [Res]
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees III)
Julius Christiaan van Oven Julius Christiaan van Oven
(Minister of Justice)
(1881–1963)
7 July 1956 –
13 October 1956 [Ad interim]
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees II)
Ko Suurhoff Ko Suurhoff
(Minister of Social Affairs and Health)
(1905–1967)
13 October 1956 –
29 October 1956 [Ad interim]
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees III)
Minister of the Interior,
Property and the PBO
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Teun Struycken Teun Struycken
(also Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Justice 1958–1959)
(1906–1977)
29 October 1956 –
19 May 1959
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees III)
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
Minister of the Interior Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Edzo Toxopeus Edzo Toxopeus
(1918–2009)
19 May 1959 –
14 April 1965
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
Jan Smallenbroek Jan Smallenbroek
(1909–1974)
14 April 1965 –
31 August 1966 [Res]
Anti-Revolutionary Party Jo Cals
(Cals)
Ivo Samkalden Ivo Samkalden
(Minister of Justice)
(1912–1995)
31 August 1966 –
5 September 1966 [Ad interim]
Labour Party
Koos Verdam Koos Verdam
(1915–1998)
5 September 1966 –
5 April 1967
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
Henk Beernink Henk Beernink
(1910–1979)
5 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
Christian Historical Union Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
Molly Geertsema Molly Geertsema
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(1918–1991)
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman
(also Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Justice Sep–Dec 1977)
(1911–1997)
11 May 1973 –
19 December 1977
Anti-Revolutionary Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
Hans Wiegel Hans Wiegel
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1941)
19 December 1977 –
11 September 1981
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
Ed van Thijn Ed van Thijn
(born 1934)
11 September 1981 –
29 May 1982 [Res]
Labour Party Dries van Agt
(Van Agt II)
Max Rood Max Rood
(1927–2001)
29 May 1982 –
4 November 1982
Democrats 66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt III)
Koos Rietkerk Koos Rietkerk
(1927–1986)
4 November 1982 –
20 February 1986 [Died]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
Frits Korthals Altes Frits Korthals Altes
(Minister of Justice)
(born 1931)
20 February 1986 –
12 March 1986 [Ad interim]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Rudolf de Korte Rudolf de Korte
(born 1936)
12 March 1986 –
14 July 1986
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Kees van Dijk Kees van Dijk
(1931–2008)
14 July 1986 –
3 February 1987
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
Jan de Koning Jan de Koning
(1926–1994) [1]
3 February 1987 –
6 May 1987 [Ad interim]
Christian Democratic Appeal
Kees van Dijk Kees van Dijk
(1931–2008)
6 May 1987 –
7 November 1989
Christian Democratic Appeal
Ien Dales Ien Dales
(1931–1994)
7 November 1989 –
10 January 1994 [Died]
Labour Party Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
Ernst Hirsch Ballin Ernst Hirsch Ballin
(Minister of Justice)
(born 1950)
10 January 1994 –
18 January 1994 [Ad interim]
Christian Democratic Appeal
Ed van Thijn Ed van Thijn
(born 1934)
18 January 1994 –
27 May 1994 [Res]
Labour Party
Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta
(1930–2008)
27 May 1994 –
22 August 1994
Christian Democratic Appeal
Hans Dijkstal Hans Dijkstal
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(1943–2010)
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
Minister of the Interior
and Kingdom Relations
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Bram Peper Bram Peper
(born 1940)
3 August 1998 –
13 March 2000 [Res]
Labour Party Wim Kok
(Kok II)
Roger van Boxtel Roger van Boxtel
(Minister for Urban Policy and Integration)
(born 1954)
13 March 2000 –
24 March 2000 [Ad interim]
Democrats 66
Klaas de Vries Klaas de Vries
(born 1943)
24 March 2000 –
22 July 2002
Labour Party
Johan Remkes Johan Remkes
(Deputy Prime Minister 2002–2003)
(born 1951)
22 July 2002 –
22 February 2007
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IIIIII)
Guusje ter Horst Guusje ter Horst
(born 1952)
22 February 2007 –
23 February 2010 [Res]
Labour Party Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
Ernst Hirsch Ballin Ernst Hirsch Ballin
(also Minister of Justice)
(born 1950)
23 February 2010 –
14 October 2010
Christian Democratic Appeal
Piet Hein Donner Piet Hein Donner
(born 1948)
14 October 2010 –
16 December 2011 [2]
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
Liesbeth Spies Liesbeth Spies
(born 1966)
16 December 2011 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal
Ronald Plasterk Ronald Plasterk
(born 1957)
5 November 2014 –
Incumbent
Labour Party Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
Res. Resigned.
Ad interim Ad interim.
Died Died in office.
1 Jan de Koning served Ad interim, while Kees van Dijk took medical leave of absence.
2 Appointed Vice President of the Council of State.

Living former Ministers of the Interior

Minister of the Interior Term Age
Hans Wiegel 1977–1981 (1941-07-16) 16 July 1941 (age 80)
Ed van Thijn 1981–1982 / 1994 (1934-08-16) 16 August 1934 (age 87)
Frits Korthals Altes 1986 (1931-05-15) 15 May 1931 (age 90)
Rudolf de Korte 1986 (1936-07-08) 8 July 1936 (age 85)
Ernst Hirsch Ballin 1994 / 2010 (1950-12-15) 15 December 1950 (age 71)
Bram Peper 1998–2000 (1940-02-13) 13 February 1940 (age 81)
Roger van Boxtel 2000 (1954-02-08) 8 February 1954 (age 67)
Klaas de Vries 2000–2002 (1943-04-28) 28 April 1943 (age 78)
Johan Remkes 2002–2007 (1951-06-15) 15 June 1951 (age 70)
Guusje ter Horst 2007–2010 (1952-03-22) 22 March 1952 (age 69)
Piet Hein Donner 2010–2011 (1948-10-20) 20 October 1948 (age 73)
Liesbeth Spies 2011–2012 (1966-04-06) 6 April 1966 (age 55)
Ronald Plasterk 2012– (1957-04-12) 12 April 1957 (age 64)

List of Ministers without Portfolio for the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Minister without Portfolio Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Josef van Schaik Josef van Schaik
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(1882–1962)
Minister for Reconstruction of the Kingdom 7 August 1948 –
15 March 1951
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees-Van Schaik
Frans Teulings Frans Teulings
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(1891–1966)
Minister for Civil Defense 15 March 1951 –
2 September 1952
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees I)
Guus Albregts Guus Albregts
(1900–1980)
Minister for The Middle Class, PBO and Productivity promotion 15 March 1951 –
2 September 1952
Catholic People's Party
Adrianus Cornelis de Bruijn Adrianus Cornelis de Bruijn
(1887–1968)
Minister for the PBO 2 September 1952 –
13 October 1956
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees II)
Vacancy
Roger van Boxtel Roger van Boxtel
(born 1954)
Minister for Urban Policy and Integration 3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
Democrats 66 Wim Kok
(Kok II)
Vacancy
Thom de Graaf Thom de Graaf
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1957)
Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations 27 May 2003 –
23 March 2005 [Res]
Democrats 66 Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende II)
Alexander Pechtold Alexander Pechtold
(born 1965)
Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations 31 March 2005 –
3 July 2006 [Res]
Democrats 66
Atzo Nicolaï Atzo Nicolaï
(born 1960)
Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations 7 July 2006 –
22 February 2007
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende III)
Vacancy
Gerd Leers Gerd Leers
(born 1951)
Minister for Immigration, Integration and Asylum Affairs 14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
Stef Blok Stef Blok
(born 1964)
Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector 5 November 2012 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
Res. Resigned.

Living former Ministers without Portfolio for the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Minister Term Age
Roger van Boxtel 1998–2002 (1954-02-08) 8 February 1954 (age 67)
Thom de Graaf 2003–2005 (1957-06-11) 11 June 1957 (age 64)
Alexander Pechtold 2005–2006 (1965-12-16) 16 December 1965 (age 56)
Atzo Nicolaï 2006–2007 (1960-02-22) 22 February 1960 (age 61)
Gerd Leers 2010–2012 (1951-07-12) 12 July 1951 (age 70)
Stef Blok 2012– (1964-12-10) 10 December 1964 (age 57)

See also