The official reporters of the Parliamentary Reporting Office record the proceedings and debates in parliament verbatim. Volumes of these verbatim reports (Handelingen) are stored in the library of what was the Department of Justice until the late 1970s.
The neo-Dutch renaissance style building of the Department of Justice was designed by chief government architect Cornelis Hendrik Peter, a student of Cuypers. The library has many Chinese influences: the red and green decorations, the small handles in the shape of dragon claws, the scales in the dome roof and the small dragonheads hanging off the balustrades. The hall is 13,5 meters long, 6 meters wide and 9 meters high. There is room for 30.000 books.
You can visit the library by taking a tour of the House of Representatives.