2017 1May

Opening of B30 by King Willem-Alexander

2017 1May

Foto Fred Ernst

On Wednesday 19 April, His Majesty the King officially opened the ‘B30’ building in The Hague. Five organisations are now housed at Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 after a thorough renovation: the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP).

Opening and tour

Philosophy professor Bas Haring commented in a speech on the importance of telling compelling stories for organisations that work at the interface between science, policy and society. The opening ceremony of His Majesty the King symbolised the collaboration among the five users of B30. After the official part in the Atrium, the King received a tour of the building, in which he spoke with several employees on every floor.

Listed building

Building B30 dates from the beginning of the 20th century and is a listed building. The state property housed the Ministry of Economic Affairs for decades. B30 has been renovated by Facilicom in recent years and now serves as accommodation for the five organisations.

See the photos of the official opening of B30 here.