Reserve a time slot
In view of the 1.5 metre social distancing rule, a maximum of 82 visitors will be admitted to the House of Representatives complex per time slot. Anyone intending to visit the House of Representatives must reserve a time slot in advance via the website. Visitors may reserve a maximum of two consecutive time slots, by making two separate reservations. Visitors will be admitted to the House of Representatives complex for the duration of their time slot (or time slots), and are required to leave the complex by the end of the time slot.
Attending a sitting
Visitors will have access to the public gallery of the Plenary Hall. There is room for a maximum of thirty visitors. If the public gallery is full, plenary sittings can be followed via screens above the escalators. In addition, the Van Someren-Downer room has been set up to allow visitors to listen to plenary sittings. The room can accommodate a maximum of eleven people. Please note: reserving a time slot guarantees access to the building, but not to the public gallery of the Plenary Hall.
Unfortunately, the committee rooms do not have enough room for the public. Four committee rooms on the ground floor have been set up as listening rooms for the committee meetings. Each of these rooms can accommodate a maximum of thirteen people.
The time slots are:
- 18:00 - end of the sitting
How to register
- Anyone visiting the House of Representatives must be registered. You can do this online in advance via https://bezoekers.tweedekamer.nl. Please note: reservations can only be taken from Tuesday 1 September onwards. Each visitor must have a personal ticket.
- You must provide a valid email address on the online application form. Your e-ticket (or e-tickets) will be sent to this address.
- Your e-ticket is your personal admission ticket.
- Before you can enter the House of Representatives, you must pass through a security scan with your coat and bag.
- Your ticket will be checked against your proof of identity when you arrive at the House of Representatives. You must therefore bring valid proof of your identity, i.e. a passport, an ID card or a driving licence.
- We kindly ask all visitors to respect the guidelines set out by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). This means that you must not visit the House of Representatives if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
- On arrival, all visitors will also be asked if they are showing any signs of COVID-19. Visitors must also leave contact details.
Important to know
- The House of Representatives meets in the Plenary Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Committee meetings are held every weekday, from Monday to Friday. The plenary sitting on Tuesdays starts at 14:00.
- You must reserve a place in the public gallery of the Plenary Hall separately via the website. A maximum number of places is available. Once all the places have been reserved, the option of reserving a place will disappear from the reservation screen. Visitors will then only be able to reserve admission to ‘the rest’ (i.e. the House of Representatives complex).
- When you reserve a time slot, the House of Representatives will process your personal data to ensure that staff can do their work safely and that visitors can safely visit the House of Representatives. The data may also be used for test-and-trace purposes if necessary. The data will be deleted automatically 14 days after your visit. In the event of incidents, visitors’ personal data may be kept for a longer period to enable further investigation of the incident.
Rules for visitors
Attendance at plenary meetings is subject to certain rules. For example, no photographs may be taken from the public gallery. Visitors are also not allowed to respond, either in word or deed, to what politicians are saying in the plenary meeting. The following rules also apply if you visit the House of Representatives:
- Visitors to the House of Representatives must be able to identify themselves.
- Visitors and guests must pass through detection gates.
- Bags carried by visitors and guests will be scanned.
- Visitors to the public gallery must check their coats and bags into the cloakroom.
- Lockers in the public cloakrooms are inspected and emptied at the end of the meetings.
- Visitors and guests must always be accompanied within the secure area. This obligation does not apply to civil servants assisting Ministers or State Secretaries.
- The Ban on face converings ("burka ban") is in force in government buildings. Clothing that completely covers the face or that leaves only the eyes visible is therefore not permitted in the House of Representatives.
- No photographs may be taken from the public gallery.
- The following applies to all those present in the House of Representatives: the instructions of the Security Department must be followed at all times.
How to get there
- From The Hague Central Station
It takes approximately 7 minutes to walk from The Hague Central Station. Leave the central hall at the front entrance and turn left onto the Bezuidenhoutseweg. Walk straight ahead (you cross a canal and walk along Herengracht, Korte Poten and Plein). You will find the main entrance of the House of Representatives across the Plein. Alternatively, you can take the public entrance on Lange Poten. Continue past Plein square. You will find the public entrance after 100 meters on your right hand side.
By public transport:
- From The Hague Central Station
Trams towards the city center leave from the platforms above the central hall. All trams toward the city center (lines 2 and 6, as well as RR 3 and 4) will stop at Spui (in a tram tunnel).
- From The Hague Hollands Spoor station
Take tram 1 (direction Noorderstrand), and get off at the stop City Center. Walk onto the Lange Poten, where you will find the public entrance to the House of Representatives on your left.
There is an underground car park near the House of Representatives which has 560 spaces. The adress is: Plein 25.