Het Plein, The Hague

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Het Plein is a town square in the old city centre of The Hague in the Netherlands.
It is located adjacent to the Binnenhof, the meeting place of the States General of the Netherlands; the entrance to the House of Representatives can be found on Plein 2. The Mauritshuis art museum is located on Plein 29.
Het Plein was originally a garden, forming a part of the Binnenhof castle, residence of the Counts of Holland. It was used to grow vegetables for the court. The garden was surrounded by a ring of canals and intersected by ditches. As a town square, Het Plein was constructed in 1632 and was inspired by the Place des Vosges in Paris.
A statue of William the Silent, made by Dutch sculptor Lodewyk Royer, was installed in the centre of the square in 1848.
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  • The Square, Het Plein, is the just right spot in the center of The Hague. It is a meeting place, trendy, historical, political, cozy, busy, delicious, coolest view, in short it is just party time...  more »
  • This historic square in The Hague's old town, is home to the wonderful Mauritshuis art museum and the Binnenhof, a government building. As a result you'll see a lot of security people in this area. A....  more »
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  • We had a meal with friends here at one of the restaurants. It was a pleasant evening. This is a nice square to find a place to eat. Scenic during the day with both old and new buildings
  • It's a lovely square with some nice bars and restaurants. Ideal for summer afternoon drinks or a casual dinner at night.
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