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Binnenhof, The Hague

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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. Put Binnenhof into our The Hague vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Being one of the oldest parliament houses in the world, this is a great piece of architecture that sits elegantly in front of the water. With the setting, the building complex is always beautiful thro...  more »
  • I have been to The Hague so many times and each time I visit, I never miss having a walk around the Binnenhof. It feels as entering a cozy time machine amidst the post-modern surroundings of the city....  more »
  • It is a very old architecture worth seeing once you are in The Hague. It is free and magnificent architecture. There is a pond nearby and this is a worth photo taking location too. It is only a few mi...  more »
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  • The political heart of the Netherlands. Nice old buildings with a lot of history, definitely pay a visit.
  • 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.
  • When visiting The Hague stop by and see from where the Netherlands is ruled.Chance to see politicians irl :)
  • It's like a castle, but smaller. This is where the dutch government spends most of their day (2e kamer). Not that much to see without a guided tour.
  • Great spot to take a walk and learn the Dutch history on the way. Architecture is gorgeous.