With its many historical monuments, residential and working palaces, Royal routes and coaches, The Hague is a Royal city with allure. After all, you may spontaneously encounter members of the Royal Family on the street or in one of 'their' stores. True to tradition, Noordeinde Palace is the working palace of the head of state, the King. And like his predecessor Princess Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander has chosen Hague Palace Huis ten Bosch as his residence. During the summer, both Noordeinde Palace and the Royal Stables are open to individual visitors for a brief period. (The number of tickets is restricted and reservations can only be made shortly beforehand). The palace gardens can be accessed free of charge and are open to the public during the summer and winter.