The advocate was sentenced to death, and executed (13th of May 1619) in the Binnenhof at the Hague.
The medieval-looking group of government buildings situated in the Binnenhof (or "inner court"), their backs reflected in the pretty sheet of water called the Vyver, represent both historically and topographically the centre of the Hague.
The Binnenhof, which has been already mentioned, was once surrounded by a moat, and is still entered through ancient gateways.
On the opposite side of the Binnenhof is the busy square called the Plein, where all the tram-lines meet.
On the following day the old statesman, at the age of seventy-one, was beheaded in the Binnenhof at the Hague.