Vera Bergkamp

Vera Bergkamp
Member of the House of Representatives (Netherlands)
Assumed office
September 20, 2012
Personal details
Born Vera Alida
(1971-06-01) June 1, 1971
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Democrats 66 (Democraten 66 - D66)
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Free University of Amsterdam (MSc in public administration and political science)
Occupation Politician
LGBT rights activist
Website Official site

Vera Alida Bergkamp (born June 1, 1971 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) political party. She has become a member of the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) on September 20, 2012, after having been elected in the September 12th general election. Prior to being elected she worked as director of human resources for the Sociale Verzekeringsbank ("Social insurance bank"), a Dutch quango responsible for administering, among other things, several state benefits, such as the AOW state pension, and the Dutch child benefit payments. In addition she is the Director of COC Nederland (the oldest LGBT rights organisation in the world), and serves as a municipal councilor for Amsterdam-Centrum, a sub-municipality (deelgemeente) of Amsterdam.

Bergkamp studied public administration and political science at the Free University of Amsterdam.


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