Het Plein is a town square in the old city centre of The Hague in the Netherlands.Plan to see Het Plein and other attractions that appeal to you using our The Hague sightseeing planner.
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.
Het Plein Reviews
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 »
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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