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Rode Hoed


A former hidden church, large but intimate

This former hidden church from the seventeeth century is the largest of its kind in The Netherlands. A unique location with wooden pillars, authentic woodwork and two balconies. A former priest discovered the building being unused by 1989, and decided to change its function into a meeting place for debate on societal issues. This room is named after the co-founder of the Rode Hoed, Huub Oosterhuis. The beautiful historical look of this room is known by many Dutch people, as popular tv-shows and political debates were recorded here.

The Oosterhuiszaal is perfect for big ceremonies, dinners, congresses, shows and parties. It has two floors and some unique original elements such as the organ, which can still be played. The pillars, the pulpit, the windows, the ceiling and the floors are all almost in their original state, but still provide the comfort needed. The room is flexible in terms of set-up and lighting, and the acoustics are great. Our technical support is always included in the price. The Oosterhuiszaal is your place to be for large events with a historical backdrop.

Ground floor | 360m2

450 pax

200 pax

450 pax

90 pax

Specifications, facilities and services

This room has a unique feature: two balconies with excellent view on the stage. The original pulput and the restored organ give this room its special character. It is large, classy and intimate. No matter if you have 50 or 450 guests, a great atmosphere is guaranteed, including excellent acoustics. This room offers the following possibilities:

Theatre lighting
Extensive audio and video possibilities
Flexible set-ups
Beamer and screen
Excellent acoustics
Sound system
Window screens
Livestreaming facilities
Two balconies
Yamaha C7 piano
Wireless presenter
Natural daylight


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