Our organisation

Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, dedicated to promote safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands.

We want to live in a country that is protected against flooding, where there is sufficient green space, an adequate supply of clean water and where we can travel quickly and safely from A to B.

Spatial planning is also a question of balancing a variety of interests, such as the economy, the environment and quality of life

The employees of Rijkswaterstaat dedicate themselves to achieving that every day. With more than 200 years of expertise in planning the country’s infrastructure, we know that our task involves more than executing projects on the roads and waterways. It is also about balancing the interests of the economy, the environment and quality of life.

Corporate video

(Our country is a country of resilience. It's not always easy, but we always find our way.) (We are free. To travel, to work on ourselves, or to make time for each other. It all seems like the most normal thing in the world.) (But the ordinary is not as ordinary as you might think. In some cases, we actually live metres below sea level. And still we can just go anywhere, while our roads are among the busiest in Europe.) (The Netherlands is resilient and so is Rijkswaterstaat. Respect for our environment, that is our foundation. And by constantly looking ahead, the Netherlands continues to be the safest delta in the world.) (Together with expert partners, we work on safety, accessibility and quality of life in the Netherlands. Together, we build the Netherlands.) (Four people in orange coveralls stand next to each other. The Dutch coat of arms with the on-screen text: Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, next to it. The screen becomes yellow and white. On-screen text: More information? rijkswaterstaat.nl. A production of Rijkswaterstaat. Copyright 2017.) TRANQUIL MUSIC THAT FADES AWAY

Working together

We involve citizens in shaping their living environment and work closely with (international) organisations such as water boards, municipalities, companies and research institutes. Together, we all work on sustainable solutions to promote safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands.

Within the Rijkswaterstaat organisation, we want to be inclusive. An organisation that offers room to all; one that utilises the strength embodied in the diversity of its employees to achieve better results for the Netherlands, together. Our aim is for our workforce to be a reflection of the working population of the Netherlands. So apart from your individual qualities, talents and motivation you also contribute your age, orientation, cultural background or occupational handicap. Whoever you are, you are welcome!

At the heart of public affairs – State Strategic Personnel Policy 2025 | Rapport | Rijksoverheid.nl