I am married to Tineke Zuurmond. We are living in The Hague. We have two children. Our daughter, Carin, has studied economics in Rotterdam. Presently she is working at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. She is married to Paco Tur Hartmann. They have a daughter, Carolina (2004). Our son, Rochus, studied law in Utrecht and Washington. He is a diplomat and has worked in that capacity in Shanghai, Brussels, Kabul, Ramallah, Sarajevo, Uruzgan, Ottawa, Geneva, Bagdad and The Hague. He is married to Cara Jordan. They have two sons: Jonathan (2009) and Matthew (2013).