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Neighbourhoods beyond The Hague

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Beyond the neighbourhoods in The Hague, you can find charming districts with spacious residential areas away from the bustle of the city, yet easy to access via public transportation.

 

Wassenaar-Voorschoten 

Landgoed Wassenaar

Wassenaar and Voorschoten are two charming villages neighbouring The Hague. They offer plenty of options for international and bilingual education – the perfect location for families. An oasis of tranquillity, Wassenaar-Voorschoten is surrounded by vast areas of natural green to explore with children. Also rich in history and culture, both villages are home to world-class museums, and a castle and estate (in Voorschoten) from the 13th century! 

The N448 highway from Voorschoten connects to the A44 highway that runs right through Wassenaar. This provides a direct connection to the A4 highway (to Amsterdam). A number of buses connect Wassenaar to The Hague, while The Hague can be reached from Voorschoten via train.  

Highlights 

Wassenaar 

Voorschoten 

International or bilingual schools 

Wassenaar 

Voorschoten 

Train 

  • Voorschoten station (operated by NS)

 

Delft

Delft

Between Rotterdam and The Hague, you will find the small, popular tourist city of Delft. Regarded as a ‘mini-Amsterdam’ with its many canals, it is also the epicentre of science and technology that Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) calls home. It is a vibrant student city (‘studentenstad’), that is also a popular residential choice amongst international families. In close proximity you will find 'Delftse Hout' which offers great options for outdoor and water activities. 

It is relatively close to highways that brings you to Amsterdam and Rotterdam and has a new train station that connects to major cities, and trams that connect to Scheveningen (via The Hague) and Leidschendam. 

Highlights 

International or bilingual schools 

Train or tram 

  • Delft station (operated by NS)

 

Rijswijk

Rijswijk

The sweet spot between everything The Hague and Delft has to offer is where you will find Rijswijk. The municipality has a historical centre, Oud Rijswijk, with a lovely atmosphere thanks to the tree-lined streets with picturesque heritage houses that is becoming popular among internationals. Beyond Oud Rijswijk, the city centre Boogaard Stadscentrum (in Dutch), is being revamped into a contemporary, lively, and green integrated district.  

Rijswijk is easily accessible via the A4 highway (to Amsterdam), which goes right through Rijswijk, and connects to the A12 highway (to Utrecht). The A13 highway (to Rotterdam) is also within reach via the junction between Rijswijk and Ypenburg. The Hague, Scheveningen, and Delft is accessible by tram from Rijswijk.

Highlights 

Train 

  • Rijswijk station (operated by NS)

 

Leidschenveen-Ypenburg

Ypenburg

Leidschenveen-Ypenburg is a relatively new district in The Hague which was earmarked for residential development in 1991 to cope with the growing population. It is therefore a relatively new neighbourhood with open spaces and amenities designed for families with children.

Both Leidschenveen and Ypenburg have their own shopping centres (‘t Hoge Veen in Leidschenveen and Winkelcentrum Ypenburg in Ypenburg) with supermarkets, drug stores, libraries and other essential shops. It is well situated near the highway and has its own train and metro stations for connection to The Hague and Rotterdam.

Highlights

International schools

Train or metro station:

  • Train: Den Haag Ypenburg station (operated by NS)
  • Metro: Leidschenveen (operated by RET)

 

Pijnacker-Nootdorp

Nootdorp

Pijnacker-Nootdorp is a charming suburban municipality close to The Hague, Delft, and Rotterdam, and is part of Greater The Hague. It is a spacious residential district surrounded by nature, which is great for families with children and dogs.

Both neighbourhoods have their own historical centre close to new shopping centres (Parade Nootdorp and Winkelcentrum Ackershof) with essential shops. It is well situated near three major highways – A4 (to Amsterdam), A12 (to Utrecht) and A13 (to Rotterdam) and is connected to The Hague and Rotterdam via tram and metro.

Highlights

International or bilingual schools

Train or metro station:

  • Metro: Nootdorp (operated by RET)
  • Metro: Pijnacker Centrum (operated by RET)

 

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