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Marengo 12-01-2006 09:24 AM

From this wikipedia page:


The Binnenhof (Dutch, lit. "inner court"), is a collection of buildings in The Hague. It has been the location of meetings of the Staten-Generaal (the Dutch parliament) since 1446, and has been the centre of Dutch politics for centuries.
The grounds on which the Binnenhof now stands was purchased by Count Floris IV of Holland in 1229, where he built his mansion. More buildings were constructed around the court, several of which are well known in their own right, such as the Ridderzaal (great hall; literally Knight's Hall) (pictured), where the queen holds her annual speech at Prinsjesdag. One of the towers, simply known as het Torentje (the small tower; pictured) has been the working space of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 1982.
The Binnenhof was also the site where statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was executed in 1619.
2) Private
3) website of parliament

Marengo 02-14-2007 03:54 AM

View from the 'hofvijver':

Private pictures

Marengo 03-22-2007 01:10 PM

The Stadholderly Palace of Stadholder Willem V (on the left):

Ballroom of the palace, now used for meetings, presentations etc.:

The Prince Gallery:

1st picture: private

Marengo 03-22-2007 01:10 PM

from the website of the 2nd chamber (, pictures of the Treves Room, where the cabinet has its meetings:

Marengo 10-30-2008 05:48 AM

A very good website by Chris Schram, showing lots of pictures:

Click here.

The Inner Court at GoogleMaps, click here.

Get a virtual tour with 360 degrees pictures here.

Marengo 10-30-2008 05:55 AM

The inside of the Hall of Knights in the days of the Dutch Republic:

And the same hall, now.

Marengo 10-30-2008 05:59 AM

Old images, free of copyrights:

marmi 10-30-2008 03:32 PM

Wow thanks for the pictures Marengo! Beautiful.

appeltree 01-29-2011 09:12 PM

Binnenhof Palace, the Hague
Hey guys,

Someone from the Netherlands here who doesn't understand why noone ever mentioned the Binnenhof Palace in the Hague. Prins Floris IV once used it. During the '90 the building was restored.

Sinds a long time the palace is used as the ministry of general affairs, office of the Prime-Minister and house of the first and second Parlements.

The new house of representatives is now situated in the renovated part of the building.


Maquette of the palace, with the renovation at the right.

State-pool with the palace

Left Mauritshuis, right the palace. The little tower in the middle is the office of the Prime-Minister.

State-pool with the palace. At the background the Dutch Ministry of Health and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Sports and Sience.

Panorama of the Binnenhof

Binnenhof Palace during the 17th century.

Ridderzaal during the 17th century.

Ridderzaal in 2010.

Throne of the Dutch Queen or King

Ministers and parlement-people during the annual speech from Queen Beatrix.

Ridderzaal during entrance of Queen Beatrix and Crown-Prince Willem Alexander with chairman of the house of representatives.

Hallway in the Ministry of General Affairs.



One of the doors from the Ministry of General Affairs


Two ports


Overview in 1900


Entrance to the office of the Prime-Minister

Outside look at the renovation

New Head-entrance

House of Lords

House of Representatives

House of Representatives

House of Lords

House of Representatives

Office of Prime-Minister

Office of Prime-Minister

Gallery of House of Lords

Old archives

Former House of Representatives

House of Lords

Tręveszaal, Conference room of the Government


Tręveszaal in history

Tręveszaal during the inauguration of Prime-Minister Mark Rutte

Statenpassage, the central hallway

One of the doors to the Conference room of the Christian party

Conference room of the Liberals in the former palace

Stairs in the former palace

One of the Conference rooms

Hallway at the CDA-fraction

Palace with the blue-theme

Palace with cars from the ministries in front. At the backgrond Ministry of General Affairs.

Outside look at the modern part.

Gallery at Ministry of General Affairs.

Old picture of "Het Torentje".


Second Conference Room

lucien 01-31-2011 10:38 PM

Beautifull,Prachtig!Thank you,appletree!:smile:

You're right,we didn't have that much on the former Stadtholders Palace.

Marengo 02-01-2011 06:03 AM

There was already a thread about the inner court, so I merged the two. The Maurits house has a thread of its own, since it isn't part of the inner court. You can find that thread here.

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