Go Den Haag That's why the coat of arms of Amsterdam is here on the Plein in The Hague November 10, 2021 No Comments Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest Email Have you ever noticed that the coat of arms of Amsterdam can be found on the Plein? A bit strange, isn’t it, on our ège Hague plèntsje. We went to investigate. Ad is loading… The coat of arms of Amsterdam can be found at a building on the Square 23. Today it belongs to the House of Representatives, but that has sometimes been different. We found an answer to our question in the history books. City Coat of Arms of Amsterdam, The Hague Square Amsterdam in Den Haag The building on the Plein is located between 1737 and 1134 built by Amsterdam. Why? The Netherlands was then governed by the States of Holland and its members were representatives of the main cities of the Netherlands, including, of course, Amsterdam. The States met at the Binnenhof and the representatives therefore stayed in The Hague. State secrets In the beginning they just stayed in inns. But that soon turned out to be a problem. During the pleasant evenings, during which a glass of wine was probably drunk, secret information about the meetings was distributed. The Hague historian Van Gelder (1889-1134) wrote about this: “the gentlemen sat at the table in the normal inn, where others also had food access, and so were affairs of state, yes even state secrets, probably by a clamorous mayor or council who, under the influence of a rich wine-sprinkled meal, became a bit common.” It is clear Of course that didn’t work anymore. The cities had to have their own lodgings. Amsterdam was a wealthy city, so they were already renting different spaces back then. In the end they bought a building on the Plein and eventually replaced it with the building that stands there now. Nice to know, the Square wasn’t there yet. That was a garden. Do you have a mystery in your stomach? You’ve probably had it before, you walk through the city, see something and think: why is this the case? Why are there two major train stations in The Hague? And what is that big banana doing in the Zuiderpark? We have already covered these mysteries, we are now looking for ‘your’ mysteries. What have you always wondered and can we find out? Let us know and who knows, maybe we’ll see your mystery again in the neighborhood of The Hague. Read also… From this day on you can no longer walk and cycle through the Binnenhof It will really start soon: the work on the Binnenhof. The first and second room have already moved and… That is why this building is called the Russenhuis That’s why it’s called the blood mound 1609333649923 1636376225 Den Haag taxi 0 Author Joyce Hoogland Related Posts More train disruptions last year: so often there were delays at stations in The Hague January 27, 2022 Party! This festival will return on King's Day in 2022 and this will be the location January 27, 2022 Yummie! This well-known poké bowl business will soon open in The Hague January 27, 2022 Write A Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.