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Images of The Hague

Images of The Hague. A blog about The Hague in photos, images of the past, and literary fragments.

Mauritshuis

Posted by on 26 Dec 2011 in Holland, Images of The Hague | 0 comments

Mauritshuis

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...

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Photo Friday: Binnenhof

Posted by on 30 Sep 2011 in Holland, Images of The Hague, Middle Ages, Palace, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Photo Friday: Binnenhof

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.

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Noordeinde

Posted by on 25 Aug 2011 in Images of The Hague | 0 comments

Noordeinde

Two new photos of the Noordeinde royal palace.

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Vijverberg

Posted by on 19 Aug 2009 in Images of The Hague, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Vijverberg

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....

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