Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunday - Take a walk on the (Dutch democracy) side

Every Sunday at 14.00 an English spoken tour takes foreign visitors through the places and the rituals of the Dutch constitutional monarchy.

The exploration of the Binnenhof includes the Hall of Knights (Ridderzaal) where the Queen (and now WA) gives the yearly speech on the state of the nation, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Ridderzaal in particular is worth a visit especially for its stained glass windows with the coat of arms of the Dutch cities and little gargoyles representing eavesdroppers scattered trough the beams of the roof (which, by the way, is an upside down ship frame).

Tours depart from the nearby Pro Demos vistors centre, starting with a video packed with background info.

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