The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (VenW)

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The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management is one of the oldest in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1809 as the Ministry of Water Management, which existed in several different forms until 1831, when it was integrated into the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. In 1877, Water Management, Trade and Industry became a separate ministry again. In 1906 Water Management became a separate ministry. After the Second World War, Transport was added to the responsibilities of the ministry.


The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (VenW) is one of the thirteen ministries which make up the national government. The ministry consists of the policy departments and executive departments, as well as the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat), the Transport, Public Works and Water Management Inspectorate (Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat) and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

The ministry has two main responsibilities:

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Location

The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Ve
Plesmanweg 1-6 2597 JG Postbus 20901
Den Haag 2500
Netherlands

Telephone: 
+3170 351 61 71
Fax: 
+ 3170 351 78 95

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