Eberhard van der Laan

Following a multi-step process, former Integration Minister Eberhard van der Laan was officially sworn in as Mayor of Amsterdam on 7 July 2010.

Van der Laan signed the papers together with Commissioner to the Queen Johan Remkes. Deputy Mayor (and interim mayor until 7 July) Lodewijk Asscher then hung the Chain of Office on the mayor.

Mayor van der Laan passed away on 5 October 2017.

His portfolio is shared by the remaining members of the College. Until a new mayor is officially appointed, alderperson Eric van der Burg will carry out official duties as part of his role as 2nd deputy mayor.