14 September 2021
The relocation of the House of Representatives to its temporary accommodation elsewhere in The Hague city centre has been completed. The first day of sittings took place at 67 Bezuidenhoutseweg on 7 September. In this bulletin you can find updates, photos and more information about the relocation and the temporary accommodation.
7 September 2021
The temporary accommodation of the House of Representatives was officially opened on Tuesday, 7 September, the first day of sittings after the summer recess. During a short ceremony, Speaker of the House Vera Bergkamp marked this moment with a speech, followed by the official opening.
7 April 2021
On 7th April 2021, ms. Vera Bergkamp (D66) was elected President of the House.
15 March 2021
The elections for the House of Representatives take place on 17 March. President of the House Khadija Arib calls on everyone to go and vote. Do exercise your democratic right to vote, the President of the House says emphatically. Due to the restrictions instituted to contain the spread of coronavirus, the elections will proceed in a different manner than before.
4 November 2020
From 10pm onwards on November 4th, the Dutch House of Representatives will close its doors to public once again. This is due to the new government measures to prevent the corona virus from spreading.
26 August 2020
As of 1 September 2020, the House of Representatives is to resume nearly all of its regular parliamentary work. The House will also be open to the public again, albeit in a restricted form. The President of the House of Representatives, Khadija Arib, wrote to MPs to inform them of this on Wednesday August 26.
28 May 2020
On Thursday 28 May 2020 the temporary committee on the Digital future of the Dutch House of Representatives has presented its final report 'Update required. Towards greater parliamentary control of digitisation'. The committee has concluded that the House should establish a standing parliamentary committee for Digital Affairs, starting in the next Cabinet term. Further more, it recommends amongst other things that the House should draw up a Digitisation agenda and place additional focus on European Union legislation and how it is shaped.
4 May 2020
On May 4 2020, the commemoration ceremony at the Roll of Honour for the Fallen took place in the House of Representatives. The President of the House, Khadija Arib, gave a speech and laid a wreath at the national monument, together with President of the Senate Jan Anthonie Bruijn, on behalf of the States General. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Paul Blokhuis, State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, laid a wreath on behalf of the Council of Ministers.
21 April 2020
The Former Plenary Hall has been temporarily reinstated as a meeting room. At this spot, which was the home of the plenary meetings of the House of Representatives until 1992, a round table discussion about the Corona app took place on Wednesday 22 April.
10 April 2020
The Dutch House of Representatives will increase the number of physical debates in the coming weeks. The House will continue to scrutinise the work of Government with due regard for the health and safety of everyone working in the House. President of the House Khadija Arib writes this in a letter to Members of Parliament, on behalf of the Presidium. During the coming recess, the House will continue to hold debates on the coronavirus.