Bene Colenbrander (1992) studied Political Science and Law at the University of Amsterdam. Subsequently he earned a Master’s degree from the Radboud University Nijmegen (Politics and Parliament) and a Master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam (European Union Law).

In 2017, Bene was an intern at the registry of the Committee for European Affairs of the Dutch House of Representatives. During this internship Bene advised Members of Parliament and the registrar of the Committee on issues relating to Brexit. Furthermore, he was involved in the organisation and preparation of roundtables and Committee visits to Brussels and Valletta.

During his studies, Bene worked in The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. As a member and chair of the works council he contributed to the governance of this cultural institution and played an important role in tackling the impact of the Covid crisis on the organisation.

In his spare time, Bene is active in the fields of art and architecture. As a member of heritage association Heemschut he is committed to the protection of Amsterdam heritage. Furthermore, Bene works on a monograph on a Dutch architect.