The Hofvijver next to parliament is actually a dune lake. The (partially underground) Hague stream comes still out on this lake. The Counts of Holland lived in the castle next to the pond as early as the fourteenth century. Later on also the governors decided to live there. The building complex was expanded increasingly. The "Binnenhof" eventually became the domicile of the political governance of the Netherlands. Even to this day on. For centuries the Hofvijver was a source of entertainment for the residents of The Hague. People strolled in the shade along the pond, with boats on the water and in the winter, when it was freezing people went ice skating on the water. Nowadays it is no longer allowed to go with boats on the water. but strolling along the Lange Vijverberg and ice-skating if it has frozen still happens. In previous centuries there were also major fireworks to seal an important convention. At the peace of Aachen a firework theatre was built on 5000 poles, richly decorated with sculptures. In the evening the building was decorated with burning jars and at the most important moment there was a major fireworks display. Afterwards the construction was demolished again. Something like that does not happen any more, but every year during New Year there is beautiful fireworks on the pond. The picture for apartment 69Q was made seen from the bridge on the Buitenhof. If you go a little more to the right, towards the Binnehof, you can make that picture again, but without the high buildings on the background.
This short stay apartment depends in several respects from the other rental apartments in Residence Copes. Below you will find which features apartment Parlement contains.
The rental apartments in Residence Copes have a number of features. Below you will find all features which all short stay apartments contains.
The Residence Copes is located in a safety area in the center of The Hague. The apartments building is easy to reach and near highways like the A13, A4 and A44. To reach the apartment building you can also use the public transport. The central station of The Hague is at a stone’s trow of the Residence Copes. With train from Schiphol Airport you will arrive at the central station of The Hague in 30 minutes. To move in the city of The Hague you can also use the tram which stops near the Residence Copes.