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Pieter Litjens

Pieter Litjens
Alderman of Amsterdam
Assumed office
June 18, 2014
Member of the House of Representatives (Netherlands)
In office
September 20, 2012 – June 25, 2014
Mayor of Aalsmeer
In office
August 15, 2007 – September 20, 2012
Preceded by Joost Hoffscholte
Succeeded by Theo van Eijk
Personal details
Born Pieter Jan Marie Litjens
(1968-05-17) May 17, 1968
Utrecht, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Saskia Litjens
Residence Kudelstaart, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (MA in political science)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Political consultant

Pieter Jan Marie Litjens (born May 17, 1968) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He was a member of the House of Representatives from September 20, 2012 until June 25, 2014. He previously served as mayor of Aalsmeer from August 15, 2007 to September 20, 2012. He currently is alderman in Amsterdam.

He studied French at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from 1988 to 1991, when he changed majors to political science at the University of Amsterdam and graduated in 1996 with a Master of Arts degree.

He worked for the VNO-NCW from 1996 to 1999 when he became the political advisor of the alderman for Economic Affairs of Amsterdam, serving until 2002 when he became an alderman for the Amsterdam-Zuidoost borough, dealing with finance, economic affairs, sports and recreation, environmental management and personnel and organization. He stepped down in 2006 and was elected mayor of Aalsmeer the following year, taking office on August 15, 2007.

He was candidate for the House of Representatives during the Dutch general election of 2012.[1] He was elected on September 12, 2012 and left mayoralty of Aalsmeer the same day he has taken office as an MP.[2]

Litjens became alderman in Amsterdam on June 18, 2014,[3] he resigned in the House of Representatives on June 25 and was replaced by Hayke Veldman.[4]


  • (Dutch) biography
  1. ^ (Dutch) VVD'er Pieter Litjens mogelijk naar Tweede Kamer,, May 29, 2012
  2. ^ (Dutch) VVD landelijk én in Aalsmeer grootste; Litjens naar Tweede Kamer,, September 18, 2012
  3. ^ Ruben Koops (12 June 2014). "VVD'er Litjens wethouder Amsterdam" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hayke Veldman (VVD) beëdigd als Tweede Kamerlid" (in Dutch).  
Political offices
Preceded by
Joost Hoffscholte
Mayor of Aalsmeer
Succeeded by
Theo van Eijk

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