Adrianus "Aad" Nuis (18 July 1933 – 8 November 2007) was a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party and political scientist.
Nuis completed his military service in New Guinea, and after spending time in Jamaica returned to the Netherlands, where he became part of the anti-monarchist movement. In the 1970s he worked as a literary critic for the Haagse Post. He became more involved in politics in the D66 party.
He served in the States-Provincial of Gelderland between 7 June 1978 and 10 June 1981. He served as Secretary of State for Culture and Media and Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the 1990s.
Nuis was also active as poet, author and translator. His first poetry book Twee schelven hooi was published in 1968, and Nuis was elected to the Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde. After retiring from politics, he mainly focused on literature and books. In 2000 Nuis became the Chairman of the Dutch Li