The International Committee of the Wijkvereniging Benoordenhout will organise a visit to the Oranje Hotel Museum on Saturday 17th September 2022 at 2:00 pm.
Our International and local members are welcome to join us and learn more about this part of history when The Hague was used as the Nazi Headquarter during World War II.
Brief History about the Oranje Hotel
The Oranjehotel was the name the Dutch attributed to the Scheveningen prison during the Second World War. Here the Germans detained over 25.000 people for interrogation and prosecution. Those who violated regulations imposed by the Germans covered a broad spectrum and came from all corners of the Netherlands.
Until 2009 the cell barracks remained in use as a prison and were therefore not accessible to the public. The complex became vacant and even threatened to be demolished. After years of restoration and repairs, the Oranjehotel was opened as a Commemorative Centre by King Willem-Alexander in September 2019. On your visit to the present Oranjehotel National Monument you will hear stories about fear, hope, faith and patriotism and you will see the conditions in which prisoners were forced to live. We show how vulnerable freedom is, and which decisions are taken, when injustice, oppression and persecution prevail.
In the former Service Apartments and various cells. The Oranjehotel Permanent Exhibition is now on display, featuring accounts of prison life and describing the prison regime, as well as the occupation, the Resistance and disruption within families and relating how post-war Dutch society dealt with the past. Please find more information on the website https://www.oranjehotel.org/
2:00 pm Welcome at the entrance of the Oranje Hotel Museum
2:30 pm Start individual Audiotour
4:30 pm End
Euro 10 per person to be paid at the start at the museum. If you are in the possession of a Museum Card entrance is free
Registration before 15th September 2022. Kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org