The Zaal, also known as the Byanzaal, was a wooden building hall on a low-island of Byanplats in the fens. It was the location of the byanroping the gyptians held to address the matter of the Gobblers stealing gyptian children.
The hall was lit by naphtha lamps and had a high, lofty ceiling. There were many benches throughout the main room. At the front of the Zaal was a platform with eight carved wooden chairs for the six heads of the gyptian families, Lord John Faa, and the elderly Coram van Texel. The building had a thatched roof and a market-place next to it.
The parley room was comfortable and had a fireplace, sideboards with silver and porcelain, and a large heavy table with twelve surrounding chairs.