The polling station at Castricum just half an hour by train north-west of Amsterdam was the first to open at midnight in the Netherlands, with 97 voters casting their ballots by 1 am (midnight GMT) on Wednesday.
The polling station was set up in the florist kiosk in the railway station of the prosperous town close to the North Sea coast.
Voters keen to be among the first to vote in the most divisive election campaign in decades had started gathering at 10 pm on Tuesday, according to Dutch news agency ANP.
"There was a bit of a party. There was music and people were queuing," the polling station official told ANP.
One person had made the trip from Beverwijk, a gritty steel town to the south of Castricum, he said. "He wasn't allowed to vote here, but came for the atmosphere," the official said.
Polling declined sharply after 1 am, but was expected to pick up as people made their way to work.
Most polling stations opened across the country at 7:30 am, with a high turnout expected in mild weather, with no rain forecast and midday temperatures ranging from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.
Close to 75 per cent voted in the last elections in 2012.