Binnenhof, The Hague

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Visit the historic and current center of Dutch political life at Binnenhof. The 13th-century Gothic castle was originally the seat of the counts of Holland, and it later served as the main government building of the Dutch Republic. Today, the castle is home to the upper and lower houses of the parliament, as well as the prime minister's office. The central building of the castle represents the magnificent grand hall, with a throne from which the Dutch monarch delivers the parliament's opening speech. Go on a guided tour of the castle, learn about its history, admire the architecture, and use the opportunity to watch the parliament in session. Occasionally parts of the building may be inaccessible due to important political activities. A visit to Binnenhof represents just the start of the adventure when you use our The Hague online route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Really that worth visiting it. It is a very beautiful and full of history. You can visit the tweede kamer Parliament which is equivalent to the Spanish Congress. You can also visit the maurits huis aside.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Nice to see where the Government resides, too bad we don't have seen famous people but if you're lucky to get that. There was even an ice cream float.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Of course you hear always something about the inner court but never been until today. Fun experience and particularly to the now once in the really see.
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  • June 27, 2017
    lovely view of the oldest seat of govt in the netherlands (I'm pretty sure)
  • June 17, 2017
    The political heart of the Netherlands. Nice old buildings with a lot of history, definitely pay a visit.
  • May 19, 2017
    Very nice old budilding where the Dutch government dwells. However I think it would be more interesting with guided tour that is probably why I enjoyed more sitting outside in the park by water.
  • May 28, 2017
    When visiting The Hague stop by and see from where the Netherlands is ruled.Chance to see politicians irl :)
  • March 4, 2017
    Great spot to take a walk and learn the Dutch history on the way. Architecture is gorgeous.

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True to its role as the residence of the Dutch king, The Hague offers accommodations fit for royalty. The five-star hotels in the historical town center provide spacious rooms loaded with modern amenities, as well as easy foot access to most of the city's cultural sights. The Hague's elegant seaside resort of Scheveningen offers even more lodging options for travelers wishing to indulge themselves during their trip. If you're visiting on a limited budget, explore the city's economical guesthouses and youth hostels.
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