Hi everyone! I’m Thirza. Are you looking for a neighbourhood in a central location? Somewhere close to the motorway and between Laan van NOI railway station and The Hague Central Station? Where the beach is only a 20-minute bike ride away, you’re only 10 minutes from the city centre, and from where you can even walk to the Haagse Bos? Then Bezuidenhout is the perfect district for you!
Thirza: “Theresiastraat is pleasantly busy with lots of fun shops and eateries. A couple of streets further on it’s nice and quiet again.”
I’ve lived in this wonderful district since early 2016. I think it’s an ideal area for working professionals. For Friday afternoon drinks I don’t even need to leave my own street, Theresiastraat. This street is full of lively bars and restaurants and to top it all off, it has several lovely, large terraces (yes, in the sun). In addition to this bustling scene, you’ll also find everything practical that you might need here, such as two large supermarkets, pharmacies, a gym and a couple of good restaurants where you can get takeaway after a long workday.
I live here with two friends who also work in The Hague. We’re blessed with a spacious apartment with a rooftop terrace! I work as an event planner at Amaze Escape Events, the largest escape room in The Hague. I’m happy to give you a glimpse into my life so you can see what it’s like to live here. Welcome to Bezuidenhout!Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
What you need to know about Bezuidenhout
Bezuidenhout is a densely populated yet quiet 1930s neighbourhood, with high-rise apartment blocks and many of the staircase-entrance flats that are typical of The Hague. The Beatrixkwartier is part of this district – this area is the second largest office location in the Netherlands and is home to various large multinationals. To get from the Bezuidenhout district to the city centre, all you have to do is walk through The Hague Central Station – the city centre is right there on the other side. If you’d rather get away from the frenzied pace of the city, you can walk to the Haagse Bos instead. Huis Ten Bosch Palace, the future royal residence, is located here. Bezuidenhout is a district with royal allure!
In Bezuidenhout, you can do your daily shopping on Theresiastraat. Here you will find a wide array of shops and places where you can stop for a drink or a bite to eat. The New Babylon shopping centre close to The Hague Central Station is another good place to do your shopping. Bezuidenhout is also home to Inholland University of Applied Sciences and the Leiden University’s The Hague Campus. This is partly why you’ll also find various cafés and restaurants in the area that cater to a younger clientele.
The staircase-entrance flats that are typical of The Hague, but in the centre of the district you will also find single-family houses. There are few green areas in the district itself. However, you don’t have to go far to find yourself in the middle of nature. For example, Bezuidenhout is right next to the Haagse Bos, which is a great place to go for a walk, relax or exercise. If you have a green thumb but don’t have a garden of your own, you can rent an allotment in the Overbosch community garden in the neighbouring Mariahoeve district.
In Bezuidenhout, the average WOZ (Valuation of Immovable Property Act) value is €406,182 for family homes and €160,863 for apartments (2015 price level). Around 30% of the homes in Bezuidenhout are private rental properties. Over the past few years, the rental price for newly-available properties has often been more than € 900 per month.