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President of the Senate
Coat of arms of the Eerste Kamer.svg
Coat of arms of the Senate
Incumbent
Jan Anthonie Bruijn

since 2 July 2019 (2019-07-02)
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Netherlands
Formation 21 September 1815 (1815-09-21)
First holder Charles Thiennes de Lombise

The President of the Senate (Dutch: Voorzitter van de Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal) is one of the 75 members of the Senate of the Netherlands and is elected to lead its meetings and be its representative.

The office has been held by Jan Anthonie Bruijn of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) since 2 July 2019.

List of Presidents

President of the Senate Term of office Party Parliamentary period
Willem Lodewijk de Vos van Steenwijk Baron
Willem Lodewijk de
Vos van Steenwijk
(1859–1947)
17 September 1929 –
23 July 1946
Christian Historical Union 1929–1932
1932–1935
1935–1937
1937–1946
Roelof Kranenburg Dr.
Roelof Kranenburg
(1880–1956)
23 July 1946 –
1 June 1951
Free-thinking
Democratic League
1946–1948
Labour Party 1948–1951
Jan Jonkman Jan Jonkman
(1891–1976)
1 June 1951 –
20 September 1966
Labour Party
1951–1952
1952–1955
1956–1960
1960–1963
1963–1966
Jannis Pieter Mazure Dr.
Jannis Pieter Mazure
(1899–1990)
20 September 1966 –
16 September 1969
Labour Party 1966–1969
Maarten de Niet Gerritzoon Maarten de Niet
Gerritzoon
(1904–1978)
16 September 1969 –
18 September 1973
Labour Party 1969–1971
1971–1974
Theo Thurlings Dr.
Theo Thurlings
(1916–1997)
18 september 1973 –
13 september 1983
Catholic People's Party
1974–1977
1977–1980
Christian Democratic Appeal 1980–1981
1981–1983
Piet Steenkamp Dr.
Piet Steenkamp
(1925–2016)
13 september 1983 –
11 June 1991
Christian Democratic Appeal 1983–1986
1986–1987
1987–1991
Herman Tjeenk Willink Herman Tjeenk Willink
(born 1942)
11 June 1991 –
11 March 1997
Labour Party 1991–1995
1995–1999
Frits Korthals Altes Frits Korthals Altes
(born 1931)
11 March 1997 –
2 October 2001
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
1999–2003
Gerrit Braks Gerrit Braks
(1933–2017)
2 October 2001 –
10 June 2003
Christian Democratic Appeal
Yvonne Timmerman-Buck Yvonne Timmerman-Buck
(born 1956)
17 June 2003 –
6 October 2009
Christian Democratic Appeal 2003–2007
2007–2011
René van der Linden René van der Linden
(born 1943)
6 October 2009 –
28 June 2011
Christian Democratic Appeal
Fred de Graaf Fred de Graaf
(born 1950)
28 June 2011 –
2 July 2013
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
2011–2015
Ankie Broekers-Knol Ankie Broekers-Knol
(born 1946)
2 July 2013 –
11 June 2019
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
2015–2019
Netherlands politic personality icon.svg Dr.
Jan Anthonie Bruijn
(born 1958)
2 July 2019 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
2019–present
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