Throughout the twentieth century the political elites in the Netherlands were widely among those that most embraced the idea of a United States of Europe. However, since the early 2000s, especially since 2005, when a clear majority of the Dutch voted in a referendum against the ratification of the Constitutional Treaty of the EU, there has been a clear shift away from this idea. This led to a mainstreaming of Euroscepticism (Leconte 2015) in the public and their political representatives in parliament. Additionally, the European Union also became an increasingly politicised topic; with a notable increase of attention to the EU in the 2012 general elections (Harryvan and Hoekstra 2013, 53). The increased politicisation of the European Union in the domestic political sphere and the mainstreaming of Euroscepticism, raise the question of what these developments mean for the EU policies of member states. The literature so far has only very scarcely addressed the influence of Eurosceptic parties on policy (Taggart and Szczerbiak 2013; Meijers 2015), and this paper will contribute to narrowing that gap by asking the following research question: what is the influence of Eurosceptic parties on the EU policies of the Netherlands?