Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte announces that the 1.5 m social distancing requirement will be lifted on September 25 and instead, a "Corona pass" will be required in order to enter bars, restaurants, and large-scale events and festivals as the number of COVID-19 cases declines.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte extends the country's strict lockdown until the end of the month and advises against foreign travel until April 15. The curfew from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. will remain in place through the election on March 17, but those working or visiting a voting booth will not be fined for breaching it.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte extends all of the country's tough lockdown measures for at least a month due to the spread of more transmissible variants of SARS-CoV-2.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte imposes a tough five-week nationwide lockdown. Schools, museums, gyms and all non-essential shops, will be closed from midnight until January 19.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte presents his third cabinet. It took a record 225 days of negotiations to form the government composed of VVD, D66, CDA and CU.
In Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands, exactly three years after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) disaster, the National Memorial for the victims is opened in the presence of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Anouchka van Miltenburg of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) is elected as President of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, giving the VVD the "Big Three" in Dutch politics: Prime Minister, President of the Senate and President of the House of Representatives.
In the general election in the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy gains 10 seats to win 41 of the 150 in the House of Representatives and Diederik Samsom's Labour Party, gains 8.
Sybrand van Haersma Buma is elected as the new party leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and becomes the "lijsttrekker" (top candidate) for the Dutch general election of 2012.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende says the country will begin pulling out of Afghanistan in August and be gone by the end of the year following the collapse of Balkenende-4 over the issue.