Lane of Lime Trees

Walking down the Lange Voorhout? Parading is more appropriate, because there’s a reason this street is referred to as one of the most beautiful lanes of the Netherlands. You’ll find stately buildings, a lovely lane of trees and serene tranquillity. It’s not that strange that this was the meeting place for the beau monde in the Golden Age.

“A lane with lime trees, monumental buildings and – in the spring – blooming crocuses: all this can be found on the stately Lange Voorhout.”

The history of the Lange Voorhout dates back to the 16th century. Emperor Charles V gave the order to make a wider lane of the front yards with four rows of lime trees. The street is worth a visit the whole year round. In the middle path, for instance, various events take place and in the spring, the crocuses in bloom always attract a crowd. The well-known museum Escher in the Palace, which used to be the residence of the royal family, is situated on the Lange Voorhout.

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The Lange Voorhout is also colloquially referred to as ‘Lange Lindelaan’ or ‘Lindelaan’ (Long Lane of Lime Trees). The Dutch tongue-twister ‘Liesje leerde Lotje lopen langs de Lange Lindelaan’ is a reference to this lane.

  Lange Voorhout
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Lange Voorhout