Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Hague

Visit the historic and current center of Dutch political life at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights). 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 & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our The Hague online route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We had a tour booked for the Knights ' Hall and the second Room building. First got to see you and short movie about the history, then take a look at the Hall of Knights and then into the second room. It was very fun and interesting and I found it very nice that we had enough time to ask questions. Interesting piece of history and contemporary politics. Hear, at a weekend the Hague!
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  • Kleindijk, day weekend the Hague hears this and then you can not resist to the inner court. Lovely old building, hopefully it is well maintained. Would be a pity if it will go to waste.
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  • Closer to the politics can you do not come, and you shouldn't be surprised if your ministers and MPs on the inner court. Many centuries bestuurshistorie in beautiful buildings, such as the probably oldest as such designed Chamber that are still in use: the first Room. Unfortunately only to visit during heritage day, or from the public gallery during meetings. But also the Knights Hall is very worth it.
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