Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy & Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

  • Guided tours at 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 13:00 pm and 14:00 pm
  • Please register in advance
  • To register for guided tours at 13:30 and 15:00, please register at the central informationpoint before June 2nd 12:30 pm
  • Proof of identity is required
  • Bezuidenhoutseweg 73; Den Haag
  • PT: Central Station Den Haag

Registration guided tour at 11:00

Registration guided tour at 11:30

Registration guided tour at 13:00

Registration guided tour at 14:00

The building housing the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality is an example of reconstruction architecture. The building was designed by the then Chief Government Architect Gijsbert Friedhoff and presents itself in a classic way as a monumental government building. It is laid out around three inner courtyards where the pronounced transverse wings determine the sectioning of the building volume. The sometimes richly-ornamented brick façades give the building a traditional stateliness.
In addition to carrying out maintenance, the extensive renovation work on the ministry building by Dam & Partners also includes a number of strategic architectural interventions that make the building suitable for twenty-first-century use. These relate to the improvement of the appearance and usability of the building. A new glass walkway along the length of the building connects the vertical junctions. This creates a new, open spatial structure that forms the backbone of the plan. The entrance courtyard will feature an elevated square under which cars can be parked. In addition, wings 0 and 5 of the complex will be replaced. The new wings will provide additional office space and at the same time improve routes through the building. The restaurant on the ground floor adds a touch of liveliness to the courtyards. The final element of the new structure is the new glass orangery that is to be placed over the old officers’ restaurant. It houses a meeting centre with auditorium with flexible usage options, and forms the new face of the ministries on Theresiastraat.

During the guided tours on Architecture Day, the rooms of the Ministers and State Secretaries can be viewed from the doorway.