Living in Haagse Hout

Living in Haagse Hout

More than 45,000 residents, both Dutch and international, call the Haagse Hout home. It stretches from the city centre of The Hague to the neighbouring town of Wassenaar. Including a forest, the Haagse Bos, the area is a nature lovers’ paradise, with over 200 acres of green spaces to enjoy. Other neighbourhoods in this district include Beatrixkwartier, Mariahoeve, Marlot, Bezuidenhout, and Benoordenhout. Among these are some of the most affluent areas of the city. 

Everyday Life 

Centrally located and blessed with plenty of greenery, The Haagse Hout is a popular residential area for those working in the city centre or the surrounding areas. It’s also home to some well-known landmarks such as the Clingendael estate, which houses Clingendael Manor and its beautiful Japanese garden. Other cultural landmarks include the Louwman Museum and The Marlot and Reigersbergen estates. 

And shoppers will feel right at home with the numerous retail options on offer on Theresiastraat, Van Hoytemastraat, and in the Mariahoeve shopping centre (Winkelcentrum Mariahoeve). 

The Haagse Hout is also home to some very famous residents. Huis ten Bosch, which is located at the forest’s edge, is one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family. 

Working and Education

Located just a short journey from The Hague’s city centre, The Haagse Hout is a great option for those working in the city and looking for a short commute. It also houses The World Trade Center The Hague, a business hub that contains offices to a number of companies from a range of sectors. 

There is also no shortage of schooling options in this district. There are several schools surrounding the forest, including Dutch and international institutions. Most notably is the JSV campus of The British School of the Netherlands, which is situated nearby.


Not only does living in The Haagse Hout offer close proximity to the city’s main hospital, but it’s also close to various other medical facilities, including local doctors (huisartsen). Although great care can be found anywhere for non-Dutch speakers, those searching for services tailored specifically to internationals can find it at the International Health Centre. 

Transport Links

From The Haagse Hout, the city centre of The Hague is easily accessible by foot, bike, or public transport. It’s also well-connected to other areas in the region (and country) by the Laan van N.O.I. and Mariahoeve train stations, alongside the city’s main train station, Den Haag Centraal.

Local Contact

City Hall: Loudonstraat 95, 2593 RV Den Haag


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