The monumental Van Balckeneynde House is a stately landmark in the historic city centre of The Hague.
Ascending the stairs and entering the estate through the heavy door instantly generates l'air d'importance for this special occassion.
The authentic stucco ceiling and ornaments in the foyer facilitate an ambiance of festivity and celebration. Here your guests can hang their coats and leave their cards and gifts on the 'welcoming table'.
Through the foyer they will enter into 'Salon Blue'. This chambre is also distinctively marked by its high ceilings, unique paintings, quaint candelabra and elegant drapery.
The Salon Blue also lends for a spectacular view on the stylish garden. Of course the path between the idyllic greenery can also provide a perfect entrance for the groom and bride.
The intimate gathering can be completed with a delightful dinner in style.
A reception or a simple toast to the special couple in the 17th century English garden is a true pleasure, especially on a lovely evening or afternoon.
Tables and chairs can be arranged according to wishes and occasions.
In the 1750's the Van Balckeneynde House was a beautiful estate on the outskirts of The Hague right next to fields and meadows.
Over time, more buildings were built around the canal. You will easily note the distinct differences between the buildings since efficiency was an important aspect of the Industrial Revolution. Therefore the Van Balckeneynde House clearly stands out and 'shines' as it was built with great excellence and beautiful details.
The canal in turn was used to transport beer and goods between the Bierkade, the Dunne Bierkade and the rest of the country.
Nowadays the same canal still enjoys a special role, as it is the favourite location for many locals and for those from abroad in the old city centre of The Hague. With its many chique restaurants and crowded pubs (including the unique boat terraces).
Naturally, arriving or departing the wedding venue by boat is a wonderful possibility. It definitely makes for a unique and grande entrée or exit. The same holds good for the beautiful garden. This positively adds another dimension to the festivities.
Over time, The Hague has developed into a pivotal and important international city giving it the stature it enjoys today as the international city of Peace and Justice.