The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is responsible for the security of various complexes managed by the Ministry of Defence and of places which fall under the Protection of State Secrets Act. The grounds of the Prime Minister’s official residence, ‘het Catshuis’, are also protected by the Marechaussee.
Dutch Marechaussee personnel also provide security and courier services at various military complexes at home and abroad for Dutch and foreign armed forces and international headquarters. For example, a Marechaussee detachment is assigned to the Dutch NATO delegation in Brussels.
One of the tasks of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee is to safeguard the security of the members of the Royal House. Security is provided at the Huis ten Bosch, Noordeinde, Het Loo and Villa Eikenhorst palaces. Palace security was entrusted to the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee in 1908, when the Marechaussee took over the guarding and security of Het Loo Palace from the garden personnel at the request of Queen Wilhelmina.