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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • I have special feelings for this place, and are very privileged to spent part of my childhood time in this building. My granddad used to be a warden in this building and lived in a small apartment. I have fond memories of that time.
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