What we do
Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. This includes:
The main road network
The Dutch mobility policy serves 2 goals: reliable journey times and better accessibility. By 2020,
motorists travelling in the rush hour must be able to arrive punctually 95% of the time, despite
increased mobility and unexpected congestion. The Dutch economy relies heavily on transport and
logistics, the main economic centres must remain accessible.
The main waterway network
Dry feet, sufficient clean water and reliable and useful information. That is what integrated water
management means to Rijkswaterstaat. The Dutch waterway network is the densest in Europe.
About 6000 kilometers of rivers and canals, many of the latter serving drainage as well as
navigation, form a complex system serving all parts of the country.
The main water systems
The goal is to achieve the most efficient and flexible construction, management and maintenance
of the main water systems in the Netherlands: the major rivers, the coast, the Wadden Sea, the
Southwest Delta, the IJsselmeer region and the North Sea. The Dutch coast protects us from the
sea. That is why it is so important to maintain it properly. Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for this.
Working or internship at Rijkswaterstaat
There are a lot of work opportunities for graduates within Rijkswaterstaat. You can find more
information about these opportunities on our career site and you can follow us on Facebook,
LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. We also organise Inhouse activities for students in the last phase
of their study or recent graduates. You can find these activities in our calender.
Do you have a specific question? Don’t hesitate to contact us directly: email@example.com.