The Binnenhof in The Hague (2)
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The Binnenhof in The Hague (2)

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The Binnenhof (innercourt) in The Hague is the centre of the Dutch gouvernment and the parliament. The Knights Hall, built in the 13th century is used for the state opening of Parliament on the third tuesday of september by the Queen.

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A: The Hague - Binnenhof

Af Marco den Herder, mindre end 10 meter væk

The Hague - Binnenhof

B: The Binnenhof in The Hague (1)

Af Willem Schulte, 20 meter væk

The Binnenhof (innercourt) in the Hague is the centre of the Dutch gouvernment and the parliament. Th...

The Binnenhof in The Hague (1)

C: Binnenhof The Hague

Af Peter Van Gils, 30 meter væk

The Binnenhof (inner court in English) is a group of buildings in the city of The Hague.It is the loc...

Binnenhof The Hague

D: The Hague - view on the 'Hofvijver'

Af Marco den Herder, 150 meter væk

Pano made with an 5 metres high pano poleThe Hofvijver is a small pond in the centre of The Hague. It...

The Hague - view on the 'Hofvijver'

E: Binnenhof Den Haag

Af Willy Kaemena, 150 meter væk

Binnenhof "The Binnenhof (Dutch Inner Court) is a complex of buildings in The Hague that has been the...

Binnenhof Den Haag

F: Haagse Passage

Af Markus Matern, 150 meter væk

The Den Haag Passage is a shopping mall opened in 1885 and is an UNESCO and also a national monument....

Haagse Passage

G: The Passage in Den Haag

Af simon-sherwin, 150 meter væk

Iconic glass domed shopping mall in the Hague and dating from 1882.

The Passage in Den Haag

H: Hague-statue

Af Valentin Arfire, 180 meter væk

Canon 5D on a monopode, September 10-2012 Panotools meeting Magnificent town and people

Hague-statue

I: The Hague - FESTIVAL CLASSIQUE - Schoolyard Concert

Af Marco den Herder, 240 meter væk

The Hague - FESTIVAL CLASSIQUE - Schoolyard Concert

J: Summer Afternoon in Den Haag

Af Willy Kaemena, 290 meter væk

Den Haag

Summer Afternoon in Den Haag

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Text by Steve Smith.

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