Images of The Hague. A blog about The Hague in photos, images of the past, and literary fragments.
The last time we looked at the Mauritshuis was during renovation. On this recent photo you can see it as it is supposed to be. The building is an art museum nowadays, housing famous masterpieces of the Dutch golden age such as Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring and Paulus Potter’s The...read more
The Binnenhof (litt. Inner Court) was once the court of the palace of the counts of Holland. It is dominated by the former palace of the counts, the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights). Most buildings are in use by the Dutch government or parliament. The Ridderzaal is mostly used for official receptions by parliament, and the annual opening of parliament by the Queen.read more
Postcard from the Hofvijver (the pond on the foreground). The street along the water is the Vijverberg. The trees in the middle are on the Voorhout street. The Hofvijver (litt. Court Pond) is a medieval pond, next to the Binnenhof (Inner Court) buildings. It featured on this blog a few times before. Most photos of the Hofvijver include the buildings of the Binnenhof on the background, but, as the sender noted, the photo on this card is taken “de l’autre côté“, from the other side, with the Binnenhof behind the photographer....read more