Thursday Doors – Government doors

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Doors to the Ministry of General Affairs

The Binnenhof (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɪnə(n)ɦɔf]; English: Inner Court) is a complex of buildings in the city centre of The Hague, next to the Hofvijver lake. It houses the meeting place of both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Built primarily in the 13th century, the Gothic castle originally functioned as residence of the counts of Holland and became the political centre of the Dutch Republic in 1584. It is counted among the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites. The Binnenhof is the oldest House of Parliament in the world still in use. (bron: wikipedia)

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    That’s beautiful. I can only imagine the history in that place. Excellent choice 🙂

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  2. jesh stg says:

    A familiar sight – I and hubby both went to college there, and so did my son, who just graduated last month. I like the binnenhof because of it’s peaceful atmosphere:)
    In contrast, we lived at the beach on the Geversdaynootweg in Scheveningen.

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  3. Oh, the stories they might be able to share with us if only they could talk. 🙂

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  4. BeckyB says:

    Love that you are in the frame too . . great door

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  5. marianallen says:

    Beautiful door! I love that arch! Thanks for the history, too. I love to see an old building in continuous use, well-built and lovingly maintained.

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