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The cabinet of the Netherlands or council of ministers plans and implements government policy. The Monarch and the Council of Ministers together are called the Crown. The Prime Minister is the head of government. Most ministers also head government ministries, although ministers-without-portfolio exist. The ministers, collectively and individually, are responsible to the States General (parliament). Unlike the British system, Dutch ministers cannot simultaneously be members of parliament.

Dutch cabinets since World War II

Note: first party mentioned provided prime minister.

Netherlands cabinet Prime MinisterPartyFromUntil
Schermerhorn/DreesWillem Schermerhorn
Willem Drees
VDB,PvdA,KVP,ARPJune 24, 1945July 3, 1946
Beel ILouis BeelKVP,PvdAJuly 3, 1946August 7, 1948
Drees IWillem DreesPvdA,KVP,CHU,VVDAugust 7, 1948March 15, 1951
Drees IIWillem DreesPvdA,KVP, ARP,CHUMarch 15, 1951September 2, 1952
Drees IIIWillem DreesPvdA,KVP, ARP,CHUSeptember 2, 1952October 13, 1956
Drees IVWillem DreesPvdA,KVP, ARP,CHUOctober 13, 1956December 22, 1958
Beel IILouis BeelKVP, ARP,CHUDecember 22, 1958May 19, 1959
De QuayJan de QuayKVP, ARP,CHU,VVDMay 19, 1959July 24, 1963
MarijnenVictor MarijnenKVP, ARP,CHU,VVDJuly 24, 1963April 14, 1965
CalsJo CalsKVP, ARP,PvdAApril 14, 1965November 22, 1966
ZijlstraJelle ZijlstraARP,KVPNovember 22, 1966April 5, 1967
De JongPiet de Jong KVP, ARP,CHU,VVDApril 5, 1967July 6, 1971
Biesheuvel IBarend BiesheuvelARP,KVP,CHU,VVDJuly 6, 1971August 9, 1972
Biesheuvel IIBarend BiesheuvelARP,KVP,CHU,VVDAugust 9, 1972May 11, 1973
Den UylJoop den UylPvdA,KVP, ARP,PPRMay 11, 1973December 19, 1977
Van Agt IDries van AgtCDA,VVDDecember 19, 1977September 11, 1981
Van Agt IIDries van AgtCDA,PvdA,D'66September 11, 1981May 29, 1982
Van Agt IIIDries van AgtCDA,D'66May 29, 1982November 4, 1982
Lubbers IRuud LubbersCDA,VVDNovember 4, 1982July 14, 1986
Lubbers IIRuud LubbersCDA,VVDJuly 14, 1986November 7, 1989
Lubbers IIIRuud LubbersCDA,PvdANovember 7, 1989August 22, 1994
Kok IWim KokPvdA,VVD,D'66August 22, 1994August 3, 1998
Kok IIWim KokPvdA,VVD,D'66August 3, 1998July 22, 2002
Balkenende IJan Peter BalkenendeCDA,LPF,VVDJuly 22, 2002May 27, 2003
Balkenende IIJan Peter BalkenendeCDA,VVD,D'66May 27, 2003 
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