Women's voting rights

Only in 1919 a bill for active women's suffrage was adopted in the Netherlands and women were allowed to vote. Nowadays, every Dutch person from the age of 18 can vote in elections to the House of Representatives, the Provincial States, the City Council and the European Parliament.

womens voting rights demonstration in amsterdam on 15 february 1914
In 1917, the passive suffrage for women was introduced in the Netherlands. Women could then be elected for political positions, but they were not allowed to vote themselves yet. The coveted active electoral rights were given to women in 1919. For decades, struggles have been waged by women from different political movements. From 1889, women's suffrage organizations were created. They held demonstrations and lectures, organized protest meetings and exhibitions, published a monthly magazine and published articles.

Women's voting rights