House for Democracy and the Rule of Law

ProDemos helps explain the systems that govern democracy and the rule of law. We show citizens what they can do to exert political influence.

Guided tour to the Dutch House of representatives
Explore the Dutch House of Representatives and get to know the Dutch political system. Learn about the history of the House and the current renovation of the ‘Binnenhof’, the medieval complex of parliament buildings.

The guide will show you around the temporary home of the Dutch House of Representatives and will elaborate on how the House of Representatives work, explain the Dutch political system and show the architectural highlights of this relatively new building. You will hear why some of the seats in the Dutch House of Representatives do have a coat of arms on them and others don’t. Historical and current stories will give you an impression of political life in The Hague. During the tour you can ask everything you want to know. For more information and tickets for guided tours.

More about ProDemos
ProDemos cooperates with provincial and municipal authorities, councillors, civil servants and other professionals to stimulate people to take matters in their own hands and get involved in (local) politics. We do this in a variety of ways. See some examples below.

  • Course: ‘Becoming politically active’

In the course ‘Politiek actief‘ we explain how political decisons are made and in what ways one can try to influence these decisions. Hundreds of people have participated in this course now, and many of them have become politcally active – as ‘active citizen’ or as politician.

  • Meetings: ‘Democracy for everyone’

Civil society organisations, community centres and libraries can contact us when they want to organize a free, lively and low-key meeting in which we explain aspects of democracy, fundamental rights and the system of justice. These meetings are especially meant for people who feel that politics is remote and none of their business.