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

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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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  • This is a must see when in the Hague. This is one of the most beautiful parliment house with history - I would put this on the same level as the House of Commons in the UK. It is good that the inner c...  more »
  • Center of The Hague, a few meters from the National Museum, an immense construction with a pond, more than visiting it the of crosses
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  • Beautiful center of parliament! The fountain is fabulous. There is a lot of architecture to admire here, but there is not much more to do. It is nice to see a rather strong sense of security here to protect the area. Take a walk through here and enjoy the structures. Nice way to warm up to Mauritshuis, since it is right next door.
  • I did not know this place is the House of Representatives in the Netherlands although I am studying in this country. But it was a really good chance to know this country and how people can approach politic in normal days. It was quite impressive experience for me.
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