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 Eberhard van der Laan is responsible for Public Order and Safety, Integrated Security Policy, Regulation and Harbours, General Affairs, Communication, Legal Affairs and City Administration. For more information about Eberhard van der Laan's responsibilities, read his complete portfolio.