The midfielder was part of the Dutch team at the European U-21 tournament in Israel.
The Netherlands international is Jose Mourinho’s second signing on his return to Chelsea after the signing of German International, Andre Schurrle, from Bayer Leverkusen. The Dutch midfielder has signed a 5-year contract.
“I’m very happy to be at such a nice club with great players. The stadium is good and the training ground is fantastic,” he told Chelsea website.
Van Ginkel made his first-team debut in April 2010 for Dutch club, Vitesse, whose academy he joined as a seven-year-old in 1999. He was a regular last season and emerged as one of the team’s star performers as they secured fourth place in the Dutch top flight.
He was part of the Netherlands Under-21 squad for the recent European Championship in Israel won by Spain and has already played for the senior national team.