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Hoftoren 1.jpg
Alternative names De Vulpen
General information
Status Complete
Type Government offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location Rijnstraat 50
The Hague, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°04′50″N 4°19′18″E / 52.0805°N 4.3217°E / 52.0805; 4.3217Coordinates: 52°04′50″N 4°19′18″E / 52.0805°N 4.3217°E / 52.0805; 4.3217
Completed 1999 - 2003
Roof 141.86 m (465.4 ft)
Top floor 107 m (351 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 30
2 below ground
Floor area 48,000 m2 (520,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Structural engineer Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Main contractor Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap
Awards and prizes International Highrise Award

The Hoftoren (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɔftoːrə(n)], Court Tower), nicknamed De Vulpen ([də ˈvɵlpɛn], The Fountain Pen) is a 29-storey, 141.86 m (465.4 ft) high building in The Hague, Netherlands. It is the third tallest building in the city, and the eighth tallest in the country. The Hoftoren was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) in New York City, and built by Heijmans Bouw BV, and is home to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (Netherlands) (the latter having taken up temporary residence in the Hoftoren in 2012) of The Netherlands.

Hoftoren and Castalia building 
Skyline The Hague 
Hoftoren (centre) seen from Plein square