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The Hague Area Guide

Where to live in The Hague

Published on : 19-08-2013, 16:08 by Fred Tromp

The Hague offers a diverse set of neighbourhoods for expats relocating to the area to choose from. The city is divided into eight districts, each of which is further partitioned into different neighbourhoods.

In general, the more prosperous areas are found in the northwest of the city, while less affluent areas are typically located in the south and east. Living in the The Hague has anything to do with which neighborhood fits you!


The Hague is comprised of eight districts

  • Centrum

  • Escamp

  • Haagse Hout

  • Laak

  • Leidschenveen-Ypenburg

  • Loosduinen

  • Scheveningen

  • Segbroek


The area defined by the Archipel, Statenkwartier and Duinoord areas is an extremely desirable and central place to live. Embassies, luxury villas, apartments and mansions are nestled amongst shops, restaurants and cafes, resulting in an exciting urban atmosphere.

  • Archipel: The Archipel neighbourhood in the Centrum district is close to the town centre, museums and parks. The beautifully renovated, old style houses found here are full of character and historic atmosphere. Prices reflect the area’s desirability and limited space makes parking a challenge.

  • Statenkwartier: Located in the city centre, the Statenkwartier neighbourhood in the Scheveningen district is filled with beautiful, spacious homes built in the early 1900s. The area’s plentiful Art Nouveau architecture, specialty shops and cafes make it a popular destination.

  • Duinoord: Homes in the Scheveningen district’s Duinoord neighbourhood are typically smaller than those found in the Statenkwartier, but are charming and full of character. Much of the architecture dates from the late 19th century and today the area is known for its somewhat bohemian atmosphere.


Those looking for a less urban environment can find larger living spaces and more ‘green’ within the Haagse Hout district. This area is typically popular amongst families with children, as it provides easy access to downtown amenities while offering a quieter, more natural setting.

  • Benoordenhout: The Benoordenhout neighbourhood in the Haagse Hout district is a quiet mixture between urbanity and nature. It’s woodland setting on the north and east sides belies its close proximity to the city centre and easy access to the motorways. Parking is plentiful. The houses are spacious and comfortable and include a numerous large villas as well as single-family dwellings and apartments. Find our Benoordenhout apartments and houses here. 

  • Mariahoeve: The Mariahoeve neighbourhood is also located in the Haagse Hout district and offers a similar set of 1930s architecture, green surroundings and easy parking. The British Junior School is located here.

  • Other neighbourhoods popular with expats include 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) and Zeeheldenkwartier (Centrum). 

Use our search engine to browse through our The Hague apartments in your prefered neighbourhood.


Useful links:

Information about the different types of houses and neighbourhoods in The Hague
Live webcams shots from various streets throughout The Hague

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