Mark Rutte - Prime Minister of The Netherlands

Mark Rutte is the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. He has been the political leader of the (centre-right liberal) VVD party since 2006.

As deputy minister of education, culture and science (from 2006-2009) he was responsible for policy in areas such as professional education and educational scholarships. He was the deputy minister of Social Affairs and Employment before that.

Within Dutch politics he’s known as a sharp debater with detailed knowledge of the different policy areas. He has a pragmatic approach to politics whilst always keeping a positive vibe. You’ll never catch him in a bad mood!

He remains a regular at his neighbourhood bar, and is the first prime minister to step on the Dance Valley dance floor!