Due to corona measures, ProDemos is closed to visitors until 16 May.
About The Binnenhof
The Binnenhof (Inner Court) is a square in The Hague city centre. At its centre, one finds the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) and the square is lined by parliament buildings and government buildings. The square forms the very heart of Dutch government.
This is where the House of Representatives meets, where the Prime Minister works and where the Ministers hold their weekly consultations. Once a year, the Senate and the House of Representatives meet in the Ridderzaal in a Joint Session of the States General. This session takes place on the third Tuesday of September, i.e. Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day). It’s also known as ‘Budget Day’, on which day the Dutch head of state presents the government’s plans for the coming year in the ‘King’s Speech’.
The oldest buildings at the Binnenhof were built in the early 13th century and so have seen quite a few residents come and go. From counts, Stadtholders and Louis Napoleon to the Reichskommissar Seyss-Inquart during the German occupation of the Netherlands.
ProDemos’ Visitor Centre can take you on a tour of the buildings that surround the Binnenhof, or on a politically or historically themed walk around The Hague’s city centre.
The Binnenhof (also in German, French, Italian and Spanish)
A publication about the history of the Binnenhof and its governmental buildings, such as the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Hall of Knights and many other historic places. The booklet is available at the ProDemos Visitor Centre for € 2,50, but can also be ordered online.
If you prefer to read it online, please download the pdf file: The Binnenhof.
This publication is also available in:
- Deutsch: diese Publikation bestellen (oder lesen Sie den pdf: Der Binnenhof)
- Français: commander cette publication (ou lisez-vous le pdf: Le Binnenhof)
- Italian: ordinare questa pubblicazione (o leggere la pdf: Il Binnenhof)
- Spanish: solicitar esta publicación (o leer el El Binnenhof)
Due to the measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, our Visitor Centre is closed until 16 May 2021. Please ignore the information below, since this pertains to a situation without corona measures. Throughout the centuries the ‘Binnenhof’ (Inner Court) has been the centre of political life in the...
Due to the measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, our Visitor Centre is closed until 16 May 2021. Please ignore the information below, as it pertains to a situation without corona measures. Are you looking for a special tour or event or do you have a request outside...
Due to the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, our Visitor Centre is closed until 16 May. The Visitor Centre is open Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, and on Saturday between 9:30 a.m and 5:00 p.m. The Centre is closed on Sundays and during...