In 2021, the Dutch House of Representatives is to be temporarily relocated. The historical Binnenhof (Inner Court) building complex is in need of a large-scale renovation, which will take five and a half years to complete. For the duration of that period, all current users of the Binnenhof complex will be moving to the building of the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After the completion of the renovation, the House will return to the Binnenhof.
A walk past and through the Binnenhof is always a part of our walking tour in The Hague. It is still unknown what will remain visible of the outside of the complex during this renovation.
The Binnenhof is a centuries-old monumental building complex, which has been suffering from quite a few technical and structural defects, such as wood rot, leaking roofs and outdated technical installations. The state of the Binnenhof causes (fire) safety risks. Moreover, modern security requirements as well as the ever-increasing numbers of visitors demand adaptations. After the renovation, the building will meet the present-day requirements. That is how the Binnenhof can be preserved for future generations as the center of our parliamentary democracy.