The centre-left has had a torrid year, particularly in Europe, but there are glimmers of hope on the horizon and hope for it to regroup.
EU leaders will breathe a sigh of relief after the centre-right saw off the populist threat.
Single-issue parties and inflammatory rhetoric are causing extreme fragmentation in Dutch politics.
A recent spat between Turkey and the Netherlands reveals how Dutch-Turks are badly served by politics.
Dutch populism goes back much further than Trump, Brexit or even Geert Wilders.
A large number of parties are in the running, which could make forming a coalition a complicated task.