Bas Jan Bochove
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Mayor of Weesp
Assumed office
1 April 2014
Preceded byBart Horseling
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
26 October 2010 – 19 September 2012
In office
23 May 2002 – 17 June 2010
Personal details
Bastiaan Jan van Bochove

(1950-10-03) 3 October 1950 (age 71)
Ermelo, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal (since 1977)
Other political
Gemeentebelang Ermelo (1973–1975)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (1973–1974)
Alma materPedagogical College Rehoboth - Utrecht (BEd)
OccupationPolitician, educator
Website(in Dutch) Christian Democratic Appeal website

Bastiaan Jan "Bas Jan" van Bochove (born 3 October 1950) is a Dutch politician and former educator serving as Acting Mayor of Weesp since 2014. A member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), he was a member of the House of Representatives from 2002 to 2012 with a brief interruption in 2010. As a parliamentarian, he focused on matters of housing, Kingdom relations and education.


Elected to the municipal council of Lelystad in 1982, Van Bochove presided over the party group from 1985 until 1990, when he was appointed as an alderman, a position he retained until 2002. After the 2010 general election, in which the Christian Democrats lost 20 seats, he lost his position as a member of the House of Representatives. He regained it in the following months, after parliamentarians resigned to join the First Rutte cabinet. In 2012, he left the House of Representatives. Since 2014, Van Bochove has been Acting Mayor of Weesp.