Who is Joop Goedhart

Joop Goedhart is born in 1950 in ‘s-Gravenhage (The Hague)Netherlands. Hij was married in 1972 with Ineke Verbaan,  born in 1952, also in The Hague.

They have 2 children: Brenda in 1977 and Marc in 1979.


After a carreer as a policeofficer  of The Hague municipal police from 1976 to 1983 he became sergeant of the former Dutch Railway Police, stationed in Rotterdam (NL). (The Dutch Railway Police is nowadays a division of the KLPD (National Police). Within the Dutch Railway Police he later became the football liason-officer.


In 1991 he became head of the internal safety department of the dutch railways en regional manager of the railway fire-brigade. In that function he  was also on call to retain safety and rescue at railway incidents- and collisions scenes.


On 14 april 1998 he quit the railways and became Alderman of the council of Prins Alexander, a borough of the city of Rotterdam (NL) until April 15, 2002. From then until December 30, 2003, he was a local representitive for the Liberal Party.

On January 5, 2004, he was appointed Alderman again. This term ended on April 28, 2006.

He is also a registrar extraordinary   of Rotterdam, mostly in Hoek of Holland.