Tag Archives: Den Haag


Had to visit the park in the centre of The Hague on my way to the coronatest station today.
The Palace Garden, formerly also known as the Princessetuin (Princess Garden, 1609), is a park between Noordeinde Palace and the Prinsessewal in The Hague.

In the garden are several buildings, including the Koninklijk Huisarchief (Royal Household Archive). The Koninklijke Stallen (Royal Stables) are accessible from the garden. The garden is largely open to the public from sunrise to sunset. The garden will only be closed if there are important guests at the palace.

In 1783, a balloon was launched from the Princess Garden for the first time in the Netherlands. Two years later, on July 12, 1785, a manned hot air balloon was launched for the first time, with balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard on board.

The garden continues to the Koninklijke Stallen (Royal Stables), the entrance of which is on the Hogewal. The eclectic Renaissance building with stables and coach houses around a rectangular courtyard was designed by H.P. Vogel and realized in the period 1876-1879.

View on the Royal Stables from the Paleistuin.

There are 80 corona test stations in the Netherlands. After the test one is obliged to wait for the results at home. That will be my third quarantine period, partly due to the visits to Venice. My brother died shortly after Easter as a result of this virus and I advise everyone to act safely and deal with fear realistically. And take care of each other.

The corona test station

The smallest park in the world

The world's smallest public park

The world’s smallest public park is located next to the Binnenhof in The Hague. The information board is more expensive than the construction of the mini park. The park is also abused by miscreants and needs to be repaired every time.


Here another example of promotig green, but this time it is a public effort. This cupboard is located on Koningsplein and residents with green fingers maintain the cupboard and its contents. Plants and seeds are exchanged there. Much better.

Sky high

Sky high.

The centre of The Hague.

Vader des Vaderlands.

Plein, The Hague. In the middle of the Plein (Square) is a statue of Willem van Oranje by Louis Royer on a high pedestal.
The statue was unveiled in 1848, just three years after the equestrian statue of the Father of the Fatherland (Vader des Vaderlands) was placed in front of Noordeinde Palace. The statue was turned a quarter of a turn during the redesign of the Plein. Since then the prince no longer looks at the Binnenhof, but at the southeast.



Refection in the pond near Alexanderveld, The Hague.The Alexanderveld was located here in the 19th century. This training area belonged to the Alexander Barracks (1841), which was located on the other side of the Patijnlaan, but the field was also used for the fair and by demonstrators. It is now called Burgemeester De Monchyplein.