Negotiations to form the next Dutch government have collapsed as the four parties involved were unable to decide what to do about migration.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD party had sought to strike a deal with the liberal D66, the Christian Democrats and the Green-Left.
The talks had been ongoing for 61 days since an election in March.
The Green-Left support open borders, while the other three want stricter controls.
The minister who had been tasked with forming the new government will submit a report to parliament before the members discuss how to proceed.
Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-EU, anti-Islam Freedom Party, welcomed the news, saying he was ready to talk.
His party came second in the polls.
In 2012 it took 54 days for two parties to form a government in the Netherlands, the seventh-biggest economy in the eurozone.
Dutch four-way coalition talks collapse over migration