Management and supervisory board

Supervisory board Paleis Het Loo
Supervisory board and management

Supervisory board

  • Gerdi Verbeet, chair, former President of the Dutch House of Representatives

  • Marc Damen, director of Nationale Vereniging de Zonnebloem

  • Martine Bijkerk, legal advisor at Bijkerk|Aarts

  • Mardjan Seighali, director of UAF

  • Robert Swaak, CEO of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

  • Ahmet Polat, photographer and director of Stichting Studio Polat

  • Kees Vendrik, chief economist at Triodos Bank

Advisor to supervisory board

  • Claudia Hörster, director of the Royal Collections

Michel van Maarseveen, Managing director
Pien Harms, Commercial director

Managing director

Michel van Maarseveen has been managing director of Paleis Het Loo since 2012. He studied history at Leiden University, with a minor in art history. After graduation he worked as a curator specialising in the history of the Dutch royal family at Museum Het Prinsenhof in Delft, and then became director of the Haags Historisch Museum and Museum De Gevangenpoort in The Hague. From 2002 to 2012 he was director of the Drents Museum in Assen, where he was responsible for the addition of a large underground wing, a new repository and major international exhibitions, including ‘The Terracotta Army of Xian’.

Commercial director

Pien Harms became deputy commercial director of Paleis Het Loo in August 2012 and since February 2020 has held the post of commercial director and manager. She studied cultural anthropology at Leiden University, and has worked in the museum world since 2004, at the Groninger Museum (Diaghilev Festival), the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen, and the virtual National Historical Museum, before joining Paleis Het Loo.

Main additional positions

Director and board member of PHL Commerce B.V.
Member of the Collectie Centrum Nederland steering group
Member of the Koninklijke Veluwe 2022 steering group
Member of the Rembrandt Association’s Advisory Board
Member of the Visit Veluwe Advisory Board
Member of the Prinsenhof project Advisory Board
Member of Veluwse Attracties Overleg (DVA)
Advisor to Geschiedkundige Vereniging Oranje-Nassau

Director and board member of PHL Commerce B.V.
Chair (2021) and member of the Museum Association’s collective bargaining delegation
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Portrait Prize

The Supervisory Board is responsible for setting salaries and arranging other terms and conditions for the management of Paleis Het Loo. The staff remuneration policy is based on the Museum Association’s collective labour agreement.