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Former American embassy transferred to Municipality of The Hague

Published: 19 March 2018Modified: 19 March 2018

The former U.S. Embassy building on the Lange Voorhout was officially transferred to the Municipality of The Hague on 5 March. The building is now standing once again on Dutch territory. U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra officially handed over the key to the building to Mayor Pauline Krikke.

The building belonging to the former U.S. Embassy is a national monument. The building will have a different purpose in the future, but it is not yet known what that will be. It is currently being examined whether the building will be able to house a combination of a museum and hotel. Before it is refurbished, it will be opened to the public.

Work in the outdoor space

The gates around former U.S. Embassy will be removed and the cycle path on the Korte Voorhout will be moved. The work in the outdoor space around the former embassy will be completed in March.

Mayor Pauline Krikke gets the key to the building from Pete Hoekstra, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands (photo: Valerie Kuypers)
Mayor Pauline Krikke gets the key to the building from Pete Hoekstra, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands (photo: Valerie Kuypers)
Mayor Pauline Krikke gets a tour through the building (photo: Valerie Kuypers)
Mayor Pauline Krikke gets a tour through the building (photo: Valerie Kuypers)