Dutch elections

To be eligible to vote in parliamentary elections, you must be a Dutch national over the age of 18 and meet other criteria. Internationals who meet certain conditions may vote in municipal elections. The next Dutch municipal elections take place on 16 March 2022. The City of Amsterdam provides up-to-date information on receiving your voting pass, locations of polling stations and how to vote from abroad. 

Voter safety during coronavirus

The voting procedure has been adapted to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Voting will be spread across three days to allow more voters to enter polling booths safely. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive in the last seven days or are self-isolating, do not visit a polling booth and instead arrange to have another person vote for you via proxy. Residents aged over 70 can vote by post. 

Information on the democratic system

Visit the Dutch government site for more information on public administration and government and democracy in the Netherlands.