Kneuterdijk Palace

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Kneuterdijk Palace
Paleis Kneuterdijk
Den Haag Raad van State.jpg
Kneuterdijk Palace in 2007
General information
Location The Hague, Netherlands
Address Kneuterdijk 20–22
Coordinates 52°4′52″N 4°18′31″E / 52.08111°N 4.30861°E / 52.08111; 4.30861Coordinates: 52°4′52″N 4°18′31″E / 52.08111°N 4.30861°E / 52.08111; 4.30861
Current tenants Dutch Council of State
Completed 1720
Design and construction
Architect Daniel Marot

Kneuterdijk Palace, located in The Hague, was once a Royal Palace of the Kings of the Netherlands. Built in 1716 in the Louis XIV style by architect Daniel Marot, it was first home to the Count of Wassenaar-Obdam.[1][2] The palace served as a residence for King William II and his wife princess Anna Paulowna of Russia in the first half of the 19th century, when he was still the crown prince.

Their grandson crown prince William used the palace from 1858 till his death in 1879. In the 1930s the place was occasionally used by Princess Juliana. After World War II Dutch war criminals were tried in the great hall, some of whom were sentenced to death. Then the Ministry of Finance used the building for many years. Since restoration work was completed in 2001 the palace has been in use by the Netherlands Council of State (Raad van State).

Sources[edit]

Monumentenschildje blauw wit.svg Dutch Rijksmonument 17626

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rijksmonument report
  2. ^ Schram, Chris. "Hague".