Huis voor democratie en rechtsstaat

Guided tours

Due to the measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, ProDemos has suspended its tours until Sunday 11 May inclusive. 

Throughout the centuries the ‘Binnenhof’ (Inner Court) has been the centre of political life in the Netherlands. Dominating the Binnenhof is the Hall of Knights. From the Hall of Knights it is just a few steps to the Dutch Parliamentary buildings. ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law – welcomes you to visit the centre of Dutch politics and to learn more about its history, traditions and current affairs.

You can choose from the following programmes:

Practical Information

The guided tours start at Hofweg 1, in the reception area of the Visitor Centre next to Café Brasserie Dudok.

All standard guided tours are conducted in Dutch or English.

Tours are available on On the Dutch-spoken tours ProDemos can provide an audio guide (max. 6 people per tour) for our individual foreign guests in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Handouts are also available in Chinese, Japanese, Polish and Russian.

Please note: All visitors to the House of Representatives are required to register online before their visit. Without registration and a valid form of id you will not be granted access to the House of Representatives


The Hall of Knights is not accessible for people with a serious mobility impairment, as the hall can only be accessed via stairs.

Groups & Arrangements

All tours can be conducted in private for groups up to 30 participants (Hall of Knights up to 50 participants). For more information visit ProDemos Arrangements.

States General Tour

The States General Tour gives you a complete overview of the remarkable origin of The Hague’s city centre and its current place in the Dutch political system. You will visit both the Parliament buildings and the Hall of Knights. Who built these historical places? What is ‘Prinsjesdag’ and why is...

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Dutch Politics Tour

During this tour you will learn more about the Dutch Parliament: the States General. Together with a guide you will visit the Dutch House of Representatives and the Senate, i.e. the Dutch lower and upper houses. Both the history of the States General and the current tasks and routines will...

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House of Representatives Tour

Why do some of the seats in the Dutch House of Representatives have a coat of arms on them? How does the House of Representatives work? And what are the architectural highlights of this relatively new building? During this tour you can ask your guide everything you want to know...

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Hall of Knights Visit

Almost 800 years ago the foundation for the Hall of Knights was laid. This building has a rich history. For centuries a court of justice resided in this majestic building. During the French period, Napoleon’s troops were quartered here and held their drills on the Inner Court. In more recent...

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Practical Information

All guided tours start at Hofweg 1, in the reception area of the Visitor Centre next to Café Brasserie Dudok. You are advised to arrive 10 minutes in advance of your booked tour or visit. In de House of Representatives and the Dutch Senate, safety measures apply. Please take a...

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