A look inside The Dutch Parliament

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The challenge

Without trust from the public, no diplomatic government can function optimally. But can you really trust what you do not know? Previously only a limited section of the Binnenhof (the dutch parliament) was open to the public, but recently all doors have been opened through the digital Binnenhof platform. Now, anyone can wander around virtually, exploring the rich history and stories as they go from room to room. You can even get guided tours by former and current politicians showing you all the ins and outs of the government. An unprecedented see-all, tell-all view of how the Dutch government works, brought to you in an accessible and attractive way.

Positive change

The more you show, the better people will get to know and trust you. By making all of the Binnenhof visible, accessible and – most importantly – more human, people get to see a side of the Dutch government and politics they normally never could. This creates a far greater understanding of how decisions and policies are made.

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binnenhofonline.nl (in Dutch only)

Mobile first design

We used a mobile first approach, focussing on what the user will need the most, while ignoring everything else.

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Visual language

We based shapes and graphic elements in our design on characteristic elements found in the exterior and interior of the Dutch Parliament. It makes the design feel more unique and improves the overall experience of Binnenhof online.

Classical and modern in one font family

We selected a font family with a classic and modern type. Connecting the history of the Binnenhof with the modern digital platform.

Complementing & contrasting colors

The colour palette was inspired by the artwork in the Binnenhof, both on the walls and ceilings. The palette contains bright and dark colours in order to create contrast for web accessibility.

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Unique guides

Who better to guide you through the Binnenhof than the people who work there? That’s why we have asked famous Dutch politicians to guide online visitors through the Parliament.

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Episodes on- and off the platform

Aside from allowing you to virtually visit the Binnenhof, the website also offers the option of watching a series of episodes on political leaders who have played a crucial role in the history of the Dutch democracy. These episodes have previously been aired on national television.

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