Originally Posted by iceflower
The Palace has shared some photos of Queen Juliana handing over the key of the Palace Garden (situated between Noordeinde Palace, the Royal Stables and the Royal Archives) to the Mayor of Den Haag in April 1953. From then on the garden was used as a city park:
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Maybe later Queen Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander regretted this because it took away a fantastic green park. At the other side: under the Reign of Queen Juliana Noordeinde Palace was neglected and even partly in use by other organizations as an office. Probably Queen Juliana thought: "What is the use of all that green for an unused palace?"
But the last 40 years Noordeinde Palace really is the headquarters of the Royal House Services. But okay: once given, remains given.