The Hague is not only the living and working place of the King. It is also a royal city with allure thanks to the many historical monuments, residential and work palaces, royal routes and carriages. You can meet the Royal Family on the street or in one of 'their' shops. Noordeinde Palace is traditionally the working palace of the head of state, the King. King Willem-Alexander, just like his predecessor Princess Beatrix, has chosen the Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague as a residence. In the summer both the Noordeinde palace and the Royal Stables are open for a short period of time for individual visitors. The palace garden is free of charge and open all year round.