Housing in The Hague


From spacious family homes to elegant inner-city apartments and contemporary residences, you’ll find all types of housing in The Hague. Learn about the options and start your search.

The Hague is a vibrant city where centuries-old architecture meets stylish, modern apartments. Depending on where you have lived previously, homes in the Netherlands might be somewhat different to what you are used to. There is a wide variety, with housing in the Netherlands varying from historic apartment buildings to mid-century detached houses to the latest in high-tech and sustainable construction. 

Dutch houses can sometimes be smaller than you might expect. After all, the Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with more than 400 people per square kilometre. 

Whether you’re interested in short-stay accommodation, renting a house or apartment or looking to buy a property in The Hague, there are countless resources and organisations that can help. As with all popular European cities, housing is in high demand, and it can take a while to find a home that meets your exact requirements. There is more demand in August/September and January/February due to an influx of students and academic researchers, so take this into consideration during your house-hunting process.

Types of Housing

Residents of The Hague can choose from a wide variety of accommodation options: apartments or detached houses, to begin with. You’ll find peaceful neighbourhoods flourishing with greenery that have plenty of open spaces and facilities for families. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more compact space in the vibrant city centre, you’ll also find plenty of choice, all with nearby cafés, shops and cultural venues. Most international residents who come to live in The Hague will opt for the flexibility of renting their new home. But if you are planning to stay long-term and have the financial means, you might want to enjoy the benefits of becoming a homeowner.

Districts in The Hague

Living in Scheveningen

Discover what it’s like to live in Scheveningen, The Hague’s beachside district near the city centre.

Living in Loosduinen

Situated between the city and the sea lies the former village of Loosduinen. Find out what it’s like to live there.

Living in Escamp

Learn what it’s like to lead an active lifestyle in Escamp, the Hague’s sportiest and most populous district.

Living in Centrum

Learn what it’s like to live, work and spend leisure time in Centrum, The Hague’s central downtown area.