House of Democracy is taking shape

11th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

11 October 2007, THE HAGUE – The House of Democracy has for years been a pipe dream of politicians in The Hague. Minister Guusje ter Horst (home affairs) and the municipality of The Hague announced on Thursday that they had taken the first step towards the realisation of such an institute.

11 October 2007

THE HAGUE – The House of Democracy has for years been a pipe dream of politicians in The Hague. Minister Guusje ter Horst (home affairs) and the municipality of The Hague announced on Thursday that they had taken the first step towards the realisation of such an institute.

The minister and the municipality will draw up a concept document in which they will set out their views. It will include the description of the target group, what can be seen there and what the estimated costs will be. The report is be completed by the end of October.


Secondary school students will be an important target group for the centre cum museum. The municipality of The Hague wants every secondary school student to visit parliament at least once during his or her school career.

The parliament buildings have however not enough capacity and can only allow a limited number of visitors. The public gallery is too small and in addition it costs more and more time to check and register visitors.

It is not yet known where the House of Democracy will be located. The committee that is promoting the location of the institute in The Hague suggested a location opposite the town hall. Initially this would have been the location for the National Historic Museum, but that will be located in Arnhem.


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