|Parliament name (generic / translated)
||Staten-Generaal / States General
|Structure of parliament
|Chamber name (generic / translated)
||Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal / Senate
|Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments)
Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal / House of Representatives
||28 September 1989
|Mode of designation
||indirectly elected 75
||12 provincial councils.
Party-list system, with seats proportionately filled as for members of the Second Chamber.
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled by the "next-in-line" candidates of the same party list.
||- Member of a provincial council
||- qualified electors
- age: 18 years
- Dutch citizenship
||- Minister, Vice-President or member of the Council of State
- judge of the Supreme Court
- member of the General Board of Auditors
- Queen's Commissioner in a province
- Clerk or any other official of either Chamber
||- throught lists of candidates, signed by at least one member of the provincial states; parties may contract an electoral alliance.