Public welcome in PM Rutte's home on Mar. 29
In celebration of the 200th birthday of the Constitution, the public will be allowed to take a peek in Prime Minister Rutte's official residence in The Hague on March 29. The open door day will enable visitors to view 4 rooms in the age-old villa on the Sorghvliet estate, known as the Catshuis.
It's the first time the public will be allowed on the heavily guarded property, and visitors will have to undergo a brief security check. As part of the Constitution Festival more structures that are normally off-limits to the public will open their doors, such as the Trêves hall (for the third time) where the council of ministers have their weekly meetings, the Peace palace, the Council of State (formerly known as Kneuterdijk palace), the Knight's Hall, and the Huguetan estate, where the High Council is located and before that the home of King William I after his return to the Netherlands. 'We expect an overwhelming turnout,' said a spokesperson for the National Committee 200 years of Monarchy. photographing and filming is not allowed.