About VNG

The Association of Netherlands Municipalities

The Association of Netherlands Municipalities/Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG) was established in 1912. Since 1950 all Dutch municipalities are members. Other members are the countries Aruba and Curacao and the public bodies Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (since 1995).

Who are we?

The VNG represents all municipalities. Together we support and promote the strength and quality of local administrations. The VNG facilitates municipalities with the exchange of knowledge and experience regarding the implementation of national and local policies. We also lobby on behalf of the municipalities in numerous platforms.

Our core tasks are:

  • Advocacy
  • Services
  • Platform for municipalities
  • Development of products and services