Living in Escamp

In the years following the end of the Second World War, Escamp grew vastly as a residential area. In modern times, it has gained its reputation as the most populous district in The Hague with over 128,000 residents. The district is also known for its multiculturalism and is home to a diverse and vibrant community. With two of the city’s most prominent recreational areas, locals also come to Escamp to enjoy the sports activities on offer.  

Everyday Life 

If you lead an active lifestyle, Escamp may be the area for you as the district houses many sports facilities and clubs. Perhaps the most notable is Zuiderpark, an expansive green area where locals can exercise and relax in nature. This is also where a number of large-scale events take place, such as the always highly anticipated annual music festival Parkpop. Just around the corner is Sportcampus Zuiderpark, where you can play and watch several sports and sporting events. If winter sports are more your style, you can head to the Uithof for indoor skiing, ice-skating and snowboarding. 

In terms of housing, there is a range of options. Escamp’s neighbourhoods contain a mix of new-builds and older constructions, alongside some more affordable options for city living. And nearby, you’ll also find plenty of shopping facilities, including Shopping Centre Leyweg (Winkelcentrum Leyweg), where you can pick up daily essentials or grab a bite to eat. 

Working and Education

If you don’t work in Escamp itself, it’s easy to commute to surrounding areas. The district’s proximity to The Hague’s city centre ensures a quick and convenient route if your job is located downtown. And connections to the neighbouring cities of Delft and Leiden are also within easy reach.

For schooling, children can access a diverse range of options. Both Dutch and international schools of all levels are easily accessible. They’re either located in Escamp itself or a stone’s throw away in the neighbouring districts and the city centre.  


Alongside daily healthcare facilities, Escamp is also home to Haga Hospital (HagaZiekenhuis van Den Haag), a teaching hospital that provides various vital healthcare services. 

Transport Links

Residents of Escamp enjoy access to an extensive transport network. From the closest train station, Den Haag Moerwijk, travellers can easily reach other parts of the region or country. The local public transport system also includes convenient bus and tram routes to help you get around the city. For those travelling by car, the major motorways connected to The Hague can also be quickly accessed. 

Local Contact

City Hall: Leyweg 813, 2541 AA Den Haag


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