The Communications Department regularly organises courses for (new) journalists on such issues as the Rules of Procedure, budget and accountability, and Europe. This is done in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary-General. Together with the Information and Archive Department, the Communications Department also organises workshops on searching for parliamentary information on www.tweedekamer.nl.
Central Information Desk
At the House of Representatives Central Information Desk (beneath the Plenary Hall), all newspapers and magazines/journals may be consulted.
Some editorial teams have their own workspace in the Media Tower. Users are charged for these rooms. Editorial teams who wish to apply for a room in which to work can submit their application via the Communications Department, which will forward the request to the Facilities Department.
In the press room (P203), press and media may make use of equipment including three computers and a photocopier. The press room is located in the Media Tower, next to the entrance to the public gallery in the Plenary Hall.
In the Plenary Hall, a total of 44 seats are reserved for the press in the press gallery. In the rooms where public committee meetings are held, spaces are reserved for the press on the long table, in front of the first row of the public gallery.
Press pigeonholes are available in the corridor adjacent to the Communications Department. Ministries, parliamentary groups and others can leave items of post for the press here. Editorial teams who wish to apply for a pigeonhole should contact the Communications Department secretariat.
Lockers are available next to the Messengers’ Desk on the first floor, alongside the Plenary Hall. These are opened and emptied every evening (at the end of the sitting).
In the areas around the Central Passageway (first floor), the committee rooms and the Plenary Hall, the media may make use of public Wi-Fi via Plein2Air. The code is available from the Messengers’ Centre on the second floor, the security desks at the Plein and Lange Poten entrances and at the shop in the Central Passageway.
Media who frequently visit the House of Representatives for parliamentary reporting can make use of the guests’ Wi-Fi network: Plein2Air-Gasten. The code for this network can be obtained from the Messengers’ Desk on the first floor.