Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)

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

Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)

Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)
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These are the official offices of the Dutch Parliament and the Office of the Prime Minister.
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341freddyb
Sandy, UT161 contributions
Jan 2022
It is a remarkable blast to the past in terms of architecture as well as culture. Ridder...Stands for Knights and thus the House of the order of Knights. It is a learning experience as well as a repository of your best memories and then some. If visiting anywhere near The Hague, try and make it a point to stop, see, enjoy, learn and keep. Above all, ENJOY !!
Written January 22, 2022
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Karel
Mechelen, Belgium39 contributions
Jul 2021
Great tour of Binnenhof with a local tourguide. We strongly recommend booking in advance as it sells out very quickly.
Interesting guide which provided us with information about all the buildings. You can enter De Ridderzaal.
Written August 26, 2021
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,833 contributions
Apr 2021
The Binnenhof has been the seat of government of the Netherlands since the 13th century or even longer. The magnificent Ridderzaal (Knight’s hall) was built between 1248 and 1280 and some quite sizeable rooms below the big hall are believed to be even older. Many historical buildings were added throughout the years, e.g. the impressive hall of the senate in 1655. This believed to be the oldest government building still in use today. Despite some security measures you can just walk into the inner square of the Binnenhof and see government officials walk around.
Written April 4, 2021
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Patrick T
Hong Kong, China2,438 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
The buildings are similar as those of a palace. Grand courtyard and beautiful lake add attractiveness of this place as a photo spot.
Written November 14, 2020
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hannasophia
Trier, Germany110 contributions
Aug 2020
I really liked it here. It’s huge, very well looked after. A quiet, old spot with a lot of history in the middle of a busy and modern City.
Written August 28, 2020
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Cosetteiscookin
Utrecht, The Netherlands477 contributions
Aug 2019
Visited a long time ago with my high school class. Was interesting to see how it all works and looks like inside.
Written July 27, 2020
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,337 contributions
Dec 2019
This was the first tourist attraction we visited in The Hague. It was built up with magnificent architectures surrounded with a church in the middle. The buildings have different styles. The time during our visit was a bit dizzy and cold so there were not many tourists around. Our tour explained the history which was really interesting. We also visited the exhibition hall. This is definitely a must see place in The Hague.
Written April 14, 2020
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MoonaMuslim
728 contributions
May 2019
This imposing old building with its inner courtyard and the small lake "Hofvijver" on the other side is a must visit in The Hague.
The original building dates from the 13th century. It was once a hunting lodge. Accordingly, the building has been beautifully decorated.
Today it is the heart of Dutch democracy. The workplace of the Dutch Prime Minister, the Dutch Senate and the Parliament are not in Amsterdam, but in The Hague.
The Mauritshuis Museum is right next door, you just have to walk through the archway.

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Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Internet. When they come in the morning, there aren't that many tourists
Written April 3, 2020
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pietro b
Barga, Italy567 contributions
Mar 2020
the feeling of history pervades this place and your mind; here is where the pulsating heart of Dutch democracy is at home
Written March 7, 2020
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yann moulin
The Hague, The Netherlands40 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful fountain, try to go there in early morning to get less crowd and then better pictures! Very busy during weekends...
Written February 20, 2020
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