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ProDemos regularly publishes books that offer in-depth information on political subjects. Our offer also extends to other themes like the history of the Binnenhof, course material for schools and political games. Several of these publications have been translated into English.

Politics in the Netherlands

Politics in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. Dutch elections are based on one of the most proportional electoral systems in the world. However, forming a new government is always a lengthy and complicated process. This publication offers a concise overview of the main elements of the Dutch political system. It focuses not only on national government, but also on provincial and local administrations.

Would you like to know more about how the Dutch electoral system works, how political parties are financed, how new governments are formed and how the municipalities handle their tasks and responsibilities? Politics in the Netherlands gives you the answers to such questions.

This publication can be ordered or downloaded as a pdf file.

Politics in the Netherlands – 96 pages – The Hague 2013 – ISBN 978 90 6473 479 3 – Price € 9,95

The Binnenhof

The Binnenhof

A publication about the history of the Binnenhof and its governmental buildings, such as the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Hall of Knights and many other historic places. The booklet is available at the Prodemos Visitor Centre for € 2,50.

If you prefer to read it online, please download the pdf file: The Binnenhof.

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The Constitution Walk

The Constitution Walk

The Dutch constitution (‘Grondwet’) has played an important part in the history of many places in The Hague. During the walk, you will learn about matters like the role of the Prison Gate (‘Gevangenpoort’), the historical background of the Binnenhof and the location of the Grondwetbank.

The Constitution Walk was devised by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. The walk is a 1-hour foray into the past, during which everyone gets the opportunity to revisit the history of the Dutch Constitution on the streets of The Hague.

This book is only available in pdf: The Constitution Walk.

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