Belgisch Park began to take shape in 1883 following the construction of the Kurhaus. Then, as now, the ambiance in the neighbourhood was enhanced by an abundance of greenery, and the large front gardens dating from that time provide a chic vibe. There are stately villas and detached houses in a beautiful park-like setting; many of the homes were built in the first decades of the twentieth century. These art nouveau style homes are still very much in evidence in the immediate vicinity of the Belgische Plein and are part of the reason for the area’s protected urban landscape designation. There are also plenty of ground floor apartments and upper storey units in the streets around the Gentsestraat shopping area.
Belgisch Park has much to offer: the location, directly adjacent to the beach in Scheveningen, 2 charming shopping streets (Gentsestraat and Stevinstraat) with a varied range of stores, restaurants, and terraces. Every Thursday in the Stevinstraat, there is even a weekly street market.
Aside from its proximity to the beach and dunes, the neighbourhood features excellent bus and tram connections to the city centre and Central Railway Station.
Characteristics of Belgisch Park
Large stately family homes, ground floor and upper storey units, excellent public transport
Families, young couples, singles, expats.
To do in Belgisch Park