The Royal Stables in The Hague are home to the many carriages of the Royal Household. The most famous is of course the Golden Coach. The Royal Stables are not accessible to the public. The Royal Stables are part of Noordeinde Palace. The unique, eclectic style stables were designed by H.P. Vogel. Although the stables can only be admired from outside, during a day trip to The Hague a visit to Noordeinde Palace, the Palace Gardens and the Royal Stables should not be missed!
Royal Stables The Royal Stables is part of the Civil Household Services of the Royal Household. The Equerry is responsible for the daily management of the Royal Stables. He is responsible for the royal entourage during Prince's Day and on other occasions. The Royal Stables was established in 1815 by King William I. The present quarters at Hogewal in The Hague came into use in 1878. The Royal Stables houses the gala tack room. The equipment is used for ceremonial occasions. For daily work, the horses are tacked up in service tack.
Royal carriages In 1815, King William I established the Royal Stables to provide transport for the Royal family and the royal household. The present Royal Stables came into use in 1879. They contain the horses that belong to the Royal Household and since 1898 the most unique Royal carriage: the Golden Coach. The Golden Coach was a gift from the people of Amsterdam to Queen Wilhelmina, when she ascended the throne at the age of 18. The Golden Coach is made of wood and is covered by a layer of gold leaf. The images on the coach have countless allegorical symbols. The Golden Coach is used once a year only, on Prince's Day. The Royal Stables contain part of the collection of royal carriages that are maintained there. The other part of the collection can be found at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn. In total, the collection consists of seventy carriages.
Noordeinde Palace and Palace Gardens The Palace Noordeinde ('Paleis Noordeinde') with its gracefully landscaped garden is situated on the Noordeinde. Compared to other European palaces, Noordeinde is modest and enjoys a wonderful location on one of The Hague's shopping streets. After looking at the latest fashion, you could suddenly find yourself at the gates of this working palace. In addition to the Royal Stables, Noordeinde Palace and the Palace Gardens in The Hague are definitely worth a visit!
The Royal Stables are easy to reach by car, tram or bike. Multiple parking options are available in the vicinity, such as Parking Noordeinde in Heulstraat and the Parkstraat parking garage in Oranjestraat. The Royal Stables are a fifteen-minute walk from Den Haag CS railway station. A number of trams also stop at Kneuterdijk, which is a few minutes' walk from Hogewal, where the Royal Stables are located.