Geert Wilders's Party for Freedom did worse than expected on Wednesday. But there's not much else to cheer in Dutch politics.
Pepijn Brandon is a Dutch historian who currently works at the University of Pittsburgh.
Truus Menger-Oversteegen was part of a generation that sacrificed everything to fight Nazism and build a better world.
Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem's political career shows the rightward shift of European social democracy.