Information about Prinsjesdag 2023

Published: 18 September 2023Modified: 18 September 2023

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 is Prinsjesdag: the opening of the new parliamentary year. The king and queen and 2 of their daughters will ride in the Glass Coach from Noordeinde Palace to the Koninklijke Schouwburg. Due to the renovation work taking place at the Binnenhof, King Willem-Alexander will read this year’s ‘Speech from the Throne’ there. The speech contains the Dutch government’s plans for the coming year.

Look at the whole programme for Prinsjesdag 2023 on the  website of the Dutch government.

Traffic measures

Because Prinsjesdag always draws a large number of visitors, the municipality is taking traffic measures. There are also measures for pedestrians. As of Friday, 15 September the police will place barriers where cars will not be able to pass. And the municipality will fence off the procession route of the Glass Coach.

Getting to the city centre

Read about how to get to the city centre on

Prinsjesdag is naturally mainly a festive day in The Hague. Many people are working hard to ensure that this day is festive and safe. You can see everything that is happening on the Instagram-account van de burgemeester.