The Netherlands, 1960 - 2020
liberal politician

Atzo Nicolaï

Atzo Nicolaï was a VVD politician. He studied law and political science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and then worked at the Ministry of Welfare, Health and Culture, and the Council for Culture. In 1998, Nicolaï entered the Dutch House of Commons for liberal party VVD, becoming State Secretary of European Affairs in 2002 and 2003 and Minister of Kingdom Relations in 2006. Between that year and 2010, he was VVD spokesperson in the House of Commons on culture and foreign affairs. In 2011, Nicolaï left politics in order to become the director of DSM Netherlands.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 40

Europa realiseren

Speaker at



Nexus Conference 2004

Europe: A Beautiful Idea?

4 december 2004 9.00 - 18.10 Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, Rotterdam


Arts and Education

Living European Values

23 October 2004 09.00 - 17.00 Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlijn