Curriculum Vitae Ankie Broekers-Knol

Ankie Broekers-Knol
Minister for Migration

Personal details

Full name: Anneke ‘Ankie’ Broekers-Knol
Place and date of birth: Leiden, 23 November 1946
Place of residence: Overveen
Civil status: Married, two children

1958-1965: Secondary education, Huygens Lyceum, Voorburg
1965-1970: Dutch law, Leiden University


Ankie Broekers-Knol began her career in 1971 as a lecturer at Leiden University’s Law School. In 1988 she became secretary of the faculty board. In 1992 she was appointed director of Leiden University’s Department of Moot Court and Advocacy.

In 2001 Ms Broekers-Knol became a member of the parliamentary party of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) in the Senate of the States General. In 2013 she was appointed President of the Senate.

On 11 June 2019 Ankie Broekers-Knol was appointed Minister for Migration in the third Rutte government.

Party political positions and outside activities

From 1986 to 1987 Ankie Broekers-Knol sat on Bloemendaal municipal council for the VVD. She chaired the VVD electoral programme committee in 2012 and was chair of the programme committee for the municipal council elections in 2014.

Ankie Broekers-Knol performs various outside activities, serving on the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Register of Court Experts (LRGD) and teaching postgraduate continuing education courses. From 1998 to 2012 she was also a special registrar of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships for the municipality of Bloemendaal.