You are eligible to vote in Amsterdam's City Council election if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older on the day of polling, and
  • are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen, BRP) on 5 February 2018, and
  • are a national of one of the EU member states, or have been legally resident in the Netherlands for 5 years (unbroken), and
  • have not been excluded from the right to vote.

You are eligible to vote in Amsterdam's District Committee election if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older on the day of polling, and
  • are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) on 5 February 2018
  • are a national of one of the EU member states, or or have been legally resident in the Netherlands for 3 years (unbroken), and
  • have not been excluded from the right to vote.

Follow this link for a simple test to check if you are eligible to vote in the upcoming Amsterdam Local Elections.

Advisory Referendum

On 21 March 2018, Dutch citizens will also be able to vote in the advisory referendum on the new Intelligence and Security Services Act (Wiv). This new law was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. Participation in the referendum is only possible for citizens who hold Dutch nationality and are 18 years or older.

Find out more about this year's municipal elections