The Binnenhof Renovation Information Centre is the place where visitors can learn all about the progress of the renovation of the Binnenhof, the archaeological finds in the Binnenhof and the 800-year history of the complex. Just a stone's throw from the Binnenhof, discover how big and unique this operation is.
The Binnenhof has been the centre of Dutch politics and one of The Hague's most famous landmarks for centuries. Its origins date back to the construction of a castle by the Counts of Holland, who held their residence there since the 13th century. Even today, you will find the office of the prime minister, the highest political administrator of the Netherlands, in the Torentje.
The renovation of the Binnenhof started in September 2021. Most of the buildings are monumental. The renovation is urgently needed to restore a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Moreover, the Binnenhof complex must be and remain easily accessible. The renovation of the Binnenhof will ensure the preservation of 800 years of cultural heritage. After the renovation, the users of the Binnenhof will again be able to work in a responsible, sustainable and modern way.
Archaeological finds are regularly made during the work. From crypts and old building structures to objects and skeletons. After thorough investigation, these finds are exhibited in the information centre. So you can literally look the centuries-old history of the Binnenhof in the eye.