Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Prinsjesdag Masterclass

Logo Prinsjesfestival 2017

The “Prinsjesdag Masterclass” is about the question: should Prinsjesdag become a national holiday? Prinsjesdag is discussed in a historical and ritual context. Also: does Prinsjesdag still fit in our present time?


De masterclass offers an intellectual challenge and the possibility to meet other young professionals from other disciplines. Only 30 places are available so sign in as soon as possible! You will receive an e-mail whether you are selected.

You can sign in at the website van het Prinsjesfestival . Access is free.

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017, 16.30 - 17.30

Location: Theater aan het Spui, Spui 187, The Hague


Background Information

The “Prinsjesdag Masterclass” is part of the Prinsjesfestival.

The Prinsjesfestival Foundation organises a yearly recurring event in celebration of democracy, in cooperation with a great amount of other organisations. The festival is held in the same week of Prince's Day and offers a programme full of festive and informative activities. Each year has a specific theme. The theme of 2017 is 'Time to find each other; polarisation - pacification 1917-2017'. The year 2017 is the 100-year celebration of pacification: the end of the decades long struggle over suffrage and the 'Schoolstrijd' in the 20th century.

Please note that this event will be held in dutch. For further information we kindly refer you to the Dutch version of our website by clicking on 'Nederlands'in the right upper corner of this page.