Klink studied sociology and law from 1978 to 1984 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Leiden. ( " Research Institute " German ) employed for the CDA and then employed at the Dutch Ministry of Justice from 1992 to 1999 After studying Klink was from 1984 to 1992 on Wetenschappelijk Instituut. From 2003 to 2007, Klink Member of the First Chamber of the States General, and in 2010, some months Member of the Second Chamber of the States General. Klink was dated 22 February 2007 to 14 October 2010 Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Cabinet Balkenende IV
Ab Klink is married and lives in Capelle aan den IJssel. In 1990, the Knight's Cross and 2010, the Officer's Cross of the Order of Orange- Nassau, he was awarded.