Memorial Oranjehotel

  • Date: 24 September 11:00 - 12:00
  • Location: Live broadcasting via Omroep West

Since 1946, a memorial service has been organised every year to commemorate the former prisoners of the "Oranjehotel", the name of the Scheveningen prison during the Second World War. During the first memorial one of the death cells, Cell 601, and The Little Gate were officially opened.

During the memorial on 24th of september, a commemoration speech is held and music is played. After a minute of silence and the Wilhelmus (the Dutch national anthem), a Silent Procession past Cell 601 follows. Every year, approximately 350-400 people take part in the memorial service. Among them are several guests of honour such as survivors and relatives of former prisoners. The President of the Senate of the Netherlands, the President of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, representatives of the Cabinet, the Commissioner of the King, and the Mayor of The Hague are also present. Additionally, several students from the Maris College Belgisch Park attend the service. Since 2003 they have adopted the Oranjehotel as a monument.

The commemoration will be broadcast live by Omroep West and can also be followed online. Franc Weerwind, Minister for Legal Protection, will deliver the commemoration speech this year.

At this moment, pre-registration for the commemoration is closed. Those who have already registered will receive a confirmation approximately 2 weeks in advance. If you still wish to attend, please send a request to  
We will then inform you about the availability of a place.

Live broadcasting via Omroep West

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