Defence stands for peace and security, in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The armed forces contribute to stability and freedom in the world. With a workforce of some 58,000, the Ministry of Defence is one of the biggest employers in the Netherlands.
Ministry of Defence
Extra Dutch support for Ukrainian war effort and reconstruction
22-08-2022 | 19:30
The Netherlands will provide additional support to Ukraine for the country’s war effort and reconstruction. Minister for Foreign ...
The Netherlands intends to supply military goods to Ukraine
18-02-2022 | 16:52
The Netherlands intends to supply military goods to Ukraine. This was decided by the cabinet today, in response to Ukraine’s ...
Government to deploy C-130 transport aircraft in Mali
15-10-2021 | 15:20
Today the government issued a final decision on the deployment of a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (including crew and support ...
New Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence sworn in
24-09-2021 | 12:00
On 24 September 2021 Ben Knapen (CDA) was sworn in as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Henk Kamp (VVD) as Minister of ...
Bijleveld: Defence preparing to help in the fight against corona
17-03-2020 | 16:18
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence is preparing to help the population of the Netherlands in the fight against the corona virus. ...
Patriots travel in convoy to Eemshaven
07-01-2013 | 09:46
Escorted by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, 2 Dutch Patriot units left for the port of Eemshaven near Delfzijl today, to be ...