• Elections to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, 22 November 2023

    22 September 2023

    Early elections to the House of Representatives will take place on Wednesday, 22 November 2023.

  • Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry: Interests of people of Groningen structurally ignored during gas extraction

    24 February 2023

    The interests of the people of Groningen have been structurally ignored during gas extraction in Groningen. The consequences for them are disastrous. This is the main conclusion of the parliamentary committee of inquiry into natural gas extraction in Groningen. In its report ‘Groningers before Gas’, the committee states that the Netherlands owes the people of Groningen a debt of honour and it makes recommendations as to how this debt of honour can be redeemed. President of the House of Representatives Vera Bergkamp took receipt of the report on behalf of the House of Representatives in Zeerijp on Friday 24 February.

  • President Zelensky addresses the House of Representatives

    29 March 2022

    On Thursday 31 March the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the Dutch House of Representatives via video link.

  • Debate about government policy statement by fourth Rutte Cabinet

    18 January 2022

    On Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 January, the House of Representatives will debate the policy statement by the fourth Rutte Cabinet. On Tuesday, the leaders of the parliamentary groups will have the floor. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mark Rutte will answer questions from the House of Representatives on behalf of the government. This will be followed by a second period in which Members of Parliament can propose motions.

  • The House of Representatives has relocated

    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.

  • Temporary accommodation officially opened

    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.

  • Vera Bergkamp elected President of the House

    7 April 2021

    On 7th April 2021, ms. Vera Bergkamp (D66) was elected President of the House.

  • ‘Do go and vote!’ says President of the House Khadija Arib

    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.

  • House of Representatives closes its doors to the public again

    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.

  • House of Representatives to resume nearly all its work, public once again welcome

    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.

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