An island council was the governing body of an island territory, an administrative level of the Netherlands Antilles until its dissolution.

Island councils existed for:

The latter three were until 1 April 1983 governed by a single island council:

Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles

Upon the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010, the island councils of Sint Maarten and Curaçao have become the Estates of Sint Maarten and the Estates of Curaçao respectively. The island councils of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (the Caribbean Netherlands), kept their name and became island councils of the special municipalities of the Netherlands.


  1. ^ "LANDSVERORDENING van de 11de februari 1983 tot wijziging van de Eilandenregeling Nederlandse Antillen (P.B. 1951, no. 39)" (in Dutch). Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 10 March 2011.[permanent dead link]