Living in The Hague

The Hague, which is the seat of the Dutch parliament, government and Royal Court, offers excellent infrastructure, improved living and working conditions as well as an environment that fosters knowledge and research.

The highly-ranked universities of Leiden and Delft, numerous international organisations, the fast growing Europol and the (new location of) ICC, clearly underline The Hague's international character and future potential.

As expected, the Netherlands' third largest city is an ideal location for the international community.

The Hague is divided into different districts and neighbourhoods with the most prosperous ones in the northwest.

The Hague neighbourhoods guide

The wider area of the Archipel, Statenkwartier and Duinoord neighbourhoods is full of apartments, mansions, embassies and luxury villas surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes.

 Archipel (Centrum)

Great atmosphere and beautifully renovated old houses close to the city centre, museums and parks. As expected, apartment prices reflect the neighbourhood's desirability and high demand, while parking options are quite limited.

 Statenkwartier (Scheveningen)

Popular destination with beautiful, spacious homes built in the early 1900s, Art Nouveau architecture, specialty shops and cafes. 

 Duinoord (Scheveningen)

Bohemian atmosphere and charming but typically smaller (than those in the Statenkwartier neighbourhood) houses many of which date back to the late 19th century.

Moreover, the Bomen-en Bloemenbuurt area is close to the sea and offers easy access to the city centre.

Famous shopping streets such as Thomsonlaan and Fahrenheitstraat and beautiful buildings of which some were built between 1911 and 1918.

On the other hand, the Haagse Hout district offers a less urban environment and larger living spaces. A "green" / quiet area with easy access to downtown amenities for families with children.

 Benoordenhout (Haagse Hout)

Interesting mix of urbanity and nature close to the city centre with easy access to the motorways and plentiful parking.

 Mariahoeve (Haagse Hout)

1930s architecture, lots of "green" and many parking options. Note that the British Junior School is also located here.

Other popular neighbourhoods in The Hague

 Bezuidenhout (Haagse Hout)
 Marlot (Haagse Hout)
 Vogelwijk (Segbroek)
 The beach resort areas of Kijkduin and Scheveningen
 Van Stolkpark (Scheveningen)
 Westbroekpark / Duttendel (Scheveningen)
 Belgisch Park (Scheveningen)
 Zeeheldenkwartier (Centrum)

Fred Tromp is an Expat Service Provider with 10 years of experience in the housing market in the Netherlands. For inquiries and / or remarks, feel free to comment below or visit Perfect Housing.

More guides to neighbourhoods in the Netherlands:

 Amsterdam neighbourhoods guide
› Living life in Rotterdam
› Dutch neighbourhoods for your family home



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