The Hague, being the center of Dutch politics, plays host to Queen Beatrix as this has become her official residence.
Noordeinde Palace in The Hague – Netherlands is where Queen Beatrix holds office for all political and stately affairs that she needs to work on.
Noordeinde Palace in The Hague – Netherlands is located at Noordeinde 68, close to Prinsessewal.
To reach Noordeinde Palace in The Hague – Netherlands, you can either take the tram or the bus.
For trams, you can take tram numbers 3, 7, 8 or 12; while for buses, you can take bus numbers 4, 5 or 22. From the stops, it is a short walk to the palace grounds.
What to See and Do
The Noordeinde Palace in The Hague – Netherlands is unfortunately not open to the public. You can however, take a stroll down the royal gardens located at the back of the palace.
You can also see the royal stables which are likewise located at the back of the palace.
For most visitors, viewing the 17th century façade of the palace is already a treat and a leisurely stroll along the gardens is the perfect way to cap their visit.
Along Noordeinde street, there are several art galleries that you can check out before or after your visit to the palace.
The Noordeinde Palace in The Hague – Netherlands is among the 3 official houses of the Royal Family. Since the year 1984, the palace has been used by Queen Beatrix as her official workplace.
The palace was actually a medieval farmhouse and then it was later expanded by Willem van Goudt in the year 1533 to provide him with a larger home.
Between the years 1566 and 1591, the palace was transferred from one owner to the next. In the year 1591, the States of Holland bought the palace to present it to the widow of William of Orange to show appreciation for services rendered by William.
Prince Frederik Hendrik, son of William expanded the residence and bought adjoining lands to further expand the property.
Today, the palace serves as the official workplace of Queen Beatrix.
There is no cost to visit the gardens of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague – Netherlands.
Accommodations close to the palace range from 65 up to 125 Euros per night.
During Princes Day, the Queen rides her golden carriage from Noordeinde Palace in The Hague – Netherlands to the Knight’s Hall in Binnenhof to mark the start of the year of Parliament.
Princes Day is held every 3rd Tuesday of September.