House of Representatives news

Debate about the Paris attacks

On Thursday 19 November 2015, the House had a debate about the Paris attacks. The spokespersons of the parliamentary groups wanted to hear from Prime Minister Mark Rutte, minister Ard van der Steur (Security and Justice) and minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs and Employment) what the consequences of the violence in the French capital are for the policy of the Dutch Government.

Commemoration in the Central Passageway. In the Central Passageway of the House of Representatives hundreds of people joined the commemoration, including MPs, state secretaries, staff members and visitors.

Live streaming of meetings updated

The live streaming of meetings at has been updated. This makes it easier for you to follow the meetings of the House of Representatives on your computer or mobile device.

ECPRD Seminar in The Hague

On 5 and 6 November, the Eerste Kamer and Tweede Kamer (the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives) host a ECPRD seminar titled “The practicalities, advantages and disadvantages of unicameral and bicameral parliamentary systems”.

ECPRD in The Hague

Special guided tours from October 2015 until the end of January 2016

As of October 2015 you can go on several special guided tours of the premises of the House of Representatives, which are given in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the House. Until the end of January 2016 you can join these guided tours, which have three different themes. Make sure to book on time, because the number of places on the tours is limited.

Return of the House

The summer recess of 2015 has come to an end. The first meeting of the House was on Tuesday 1 September, when the new Secretary General, mrs. Renata Voss, was sworn in.


The House of Representatives discusses the Dutch position at the European summit

The European summit which will take place on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March includes such topics as the negotiations on the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States of America (TTIP). In preparation of the summit the House of Representatives had a debate with the Cabinet about the Dutch position. This debate took place on Monday 16 March in the Plenary Hall.

The House at night

Debate about terrorist attacks in Paris

On Wednesday 14 January 2015 the House of Representatives had a debate with the Cabinet about the Paris terrorist attacks and the consequences thereof for the Netherlands.

People gather in front of the House, protesting against the terroristic violence in Paris