Archipelbuurt is a quiet, residential neighbourhood in The Hague which has a mix of spacious houses and modern apartments for rent.
Located in the historic centre of The Hague, this district offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Much of the area is residential and boasts some of the most architecturally impressive housing in the Netherlands. Its majestic streets and wide avenues are littered with spacious apartments and elegant town-houses.
Like other wealthy Dutch metropolitan districts, Archipelbuurt features dozens of details which make it a charming location to live in, particularly for families. For instance, the area is home to Surinaamstraat, which was designed in 1881 and is widely considered to be the most beautiful street in The Hague. Meanwhile, the scenic Bankaplein houses an impressive fountain and dozens of cozy bars and restaurants, while the stunning Nassauplein serves as an awe-inspiring example of 19th century Dutch architecture.
Aside from its picturesque streets, Archipelbuurt also boasts countless bars and restaurants, while its popular Bankastraat offers endless shopping opportunites.
The Archipelbuurt originally provided a home for expatriates heading to or from Indonesia. Its international nature continues to this day, as it houses the official Expatriate Archive Centre. Today, the district is home to a mix of wealthy expats, young working professionals and families.
This district is also home to some of the Netherland’s earliest social housing projects (“hofjeswoningen”), which makes for an interesting mix of architectural styles.
The Archipelbuurt’s local church, de Vredeskapel, provides a wealth of community activities for new and old residents alike. Its continually busy programme, which includes classical music concerts and literary readings, gives citizens plenty of opportunities to get involved with neighbourhood life, and fosters a real sense of community.This attractive 19th century neighborhood borders one of the larger parks in the city. On the south-west side lies the Jewish graveyard dating from 1694 and the "Peace Palace" is situated close by. This area of the city is characterized by broad streets with big townhouses (herenhuizen) and villas that house a mix of atmospheric residential accommodation and office space. A number of embassies are located in this part of town, particularly around Plein 1813. Nice quaint cafes and restaurants can be found in and around the Javastraat en Frederikstraat.
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