Bergkamp in 2017
|Member of the House of Representatives|
|Assumed office |
20 September 2012
June 1, 1971
|Political party||Democrats 66|
|Alma mater||Hogeschool van Amsterdam |
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (MSc)
Vera Alida Bergkamp (born 1 June 1971) is a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party serving as a member of the House of Representatives since 20 September 2012. She was elected in the 2012 general election and reelected in 2017.
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.
- (in Dutch) Parlement.com biography
- (in Dutch) Vera Bergkamp personal website