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Count of Holland Floris V (son of William II) completed the original 700 year old castle, built by Count of Holland Floris IV and, created by William II. These buildings now form the INNER COURTYARD (BINNENHOF), including the inner Knight's Hal (Ridderzaal). This fairy-like building started out as a hunting retreat for the royals of Holland. The beautiful Hofvijver (Court's Lake) was dug about 1350 just to the Northerly site and still attracts a lot of tourists.

This is the building where the Dutch throne is located; where you can hear the Queen for her speech to Parliament each year. It is the heart of Dutch parliamentary life; when walking across the Courtyard you get the opportunity to meet ministers, and also MP's, angry protesters and camera crew in the wild. The building is open to public; find the small gift shop where you can get a (short) guided tour.

Day Of The Little Prince & Queen's Speech

Address: Binnenhof, The Hague
Directions: Central The Hague, follow Spui to Buitenhof (Outer Court street)
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  • Updated Aug 12, 2005
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