Normally the buildings of parliament, where a country is governed from, are located in the country’s capital. The Netherlands are an exception to that rule.
In the historic center of The Hague the following buildings are found: Binnenhof (Inner Court), Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights), Eerste Kamer (Senate), Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives) and het Torentje (the Little Tower) where the Prime-Minister resides. Buildings where important decisions are made pertaining to the wellbeing of the nation and all of its citizens. The Hague is where history is being written and the future of democracy is determined.
House of Representatives
During your guided tour you can also visit the lower house of parliament (Tweede Kamer).
The Prime Minister’s Little Tower is located on the Hofvijver (Court Pond). Contrary to the name this actually isn't a pond, but a natural dune lake, that is fed by the Haagse Beek (The Hague Stream). Until this present day the Court Pond is still connected to the dunes near the beach resort of Kijkduin.
The Little Tower, currently used as the office of the Prime-Minister, initially had a different purpose. It was the summer gazebo for the counts of Holland, which was connected to a shady garden with a draw bridge. This garden later became the location of the Mauritshuis museum.