Discover The Hague
The Hague has more than half a million residents, known as ‘Hagenaren’, distributed over 35 districts. If you’re considering moving to The Hague, it can be tricky to figure out where exactly you’d like to live. Which neighbourhoods are particularly suited to your specific wishes and requirements?
Josh: “The Hague gives you the feeling that you’re welcome. The people here are willing to talk to you and help you out.”
Luckily, there are many locals who can tell you all about their city. It turns out that most newcomers to the city are particularly enthusiastic about ten specific neighbourhoods – because of how affordable they are, the central location, the vibe or the proximity to the beach. This information is helpful in forming your own picture of The Hague. Learning more about these ten neighbourhoods, each with their own character, will give you more of a sense of what the city has to offer.
Whether you’re renting or buying, property prices in The Hague are relatively low compared to other big cities. The Hague is a great place for young professionals first getting on the property ladder. It’s also a great place for young families, combining affordable real estate with a high quality of life. Independent research has shown that this demographic tends to want to and is able to stay in The Hague after starting a family – much more so than is the case in other big cities in the Netherlands.
These stories by locals about their favourite neighbourhoods can help you to get a sense of what the city is like, and decide on a place to live based on both objective information and other people’s experiences. Who knows, maybe you will come to the conclusion that your future lies in The Hague.