Stretching away from The Hague, just above Zoetermeer, is the amiable municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg, a promising area offering several of the most interesting things around region. Of course, indispensable from its identity are the three lakes and the lakeside recreation facilities offering anything from sailing and windsurfing, to mountain biking and horse riding; and what Leidschendam-Voorburg offers in outdoor distractions it matches with career perspectives. One of the choices is just on the border with The Hague, where the World Trade Centre stands, housing under its roof not only a plethora of companies and organisations, but also the definite business events and office spaces up for rent.

Living in Leidschendam-Voorburg

Within the city you’ll find a few museums, like the Louwman motoring museum, or the butterfly zoo (home to some 1500 tropical butterflies), and some galleries. There is a cinema and shopping mall, both of which will receive a tremendous upgrade in 2020, with the opening of the ‘Mall of the Netherlands’. There are two establishments catering to your performing arts tastes, a choice between hip and authentic ‘Ludens’ and ‘The Veur’ theatres. Leidschendam-Voorburg stands out with its offering of parks, forests and nature. The aforementioned lakes are a great option both for the hot summer days, when people go there to camp or partake in some of the many activities offered, and for the freezing winter afternoons, when ice skating and skiing on the lake are permitted. One of many parks and playgrounds in the area is the recently renovated Groot Zijdepark (Great Silk park). It is hugged by a canal, and combines its meadow, playground and sports field to present a contemporary look.

Working and education in Leidschendam-Voorburg

A fulfilling career is truly a sought after feature in a modern life, and several international organisations in the neighbourhood may be keen to offer exactly that. Huawei, Siemens, Jacobs, Fugro, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and a strong start-up scene, are all present in and around Leidschendam-Voorburg. Education institutions are also easily accessible, with two HSV international primary schools in Bezuidenhout; and three British Schools, one in Mariahoeve (primary) and two in Leidschenveen (primary and secondary).

Health care

Approximately 20 gyms and sports clubs scratch the fitness and sports itch, and if health fails you albeit (or due to) all the exercise, there are a couple of hospitals in the area. (which ones?)

Public transport

Finally, the commute to surrounding locations of The Hague and Delft can be taken directly with trams, buses and subway also serve serve routes to Rotterdam and Leiden, while Voorburg is a stop in route of Utrecht - The Hague.