Gerrit Holdijk

Gerrit Holdijk in 2012

Gerrit Holdijk (17 November 1944 – 30 November 2015) was a Dutch jurist and politician of the Reformed Political Party (SGP).

Holdijk was born in Uddel, a village in the Veluwe region.[1] He studied notary at a post-secondary level, and also law at Utrecht University. Till his retirement at the age of 65 he was performing a judicial practice.

Belonging to the Reformed Association in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, he was a member of its executive committee since 1983.

On behalf of his party he was a member of the States-Provincial of Gelderland from 1987 to 2011. He was also a member of the Senate from 1986 to 1987 and again from 1991 to 2015.[1] As a senator he was dealing with matters in the field of justice, home affairs and agriculture.

Holdijk was well known for pipe smoking.[2] On 30 November 2015 he died in his hometown of a serious illness at the age of 71.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Joost de Vries (30 November 2015). "Voormalig SGP-senator Gerrit Holdijk (71) overleden". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Oud-senator Holdijk (SGP) overleden" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. ^ "SGP-politicus Holdijk (71) overleden". Reformatorisch Dagblad (in Dutch). 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.

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