The stately Benoordenhout area is a much-loved and typical Hague neighbourhood.  The houses, built mainly in the 1930s are generally spacious and comfortable. As in Archipel, alongside a few large villas, the area features terraced houses, and apartments. The characteristic facades and clear urban planning structure impart a monumental yet residential feel to the district. Architects such as H.P. Berlage, J.J.P. Oud, and Gerrit Rietveld have left their mark on many homes, the facades of which are protected by the city’s historic preservation regulations.

Institutions and multinational companies such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Royal Dutch Shell have established offices in the area and draw many expats.

Benoordenhout is one of the greenest areas of the city with many parks including Oostduin-Arendsdorp, Clingendael, Bosjes van Zanen, and the Rosarium. The location provides easy access to the city centre and highways, while the beach is just a short bike ride away.

In addition, the area boasts a wide variety of sports clubs including football, tennis, field hockey, cricket, and golf clubs, as well as an excellent high street with great shops and restaurants.

Characteristics of Benoordenhout

Family homes | Ground floor and upper storey units | Apartments (including serviced flats)

Popular with

Families, young people, retirees and singles


To do in Benoordenhout

  • Japanese garden in Clingendael Park
  • Big annual Kings Day festival
  • A wide array of activities throughout the year


Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Wolters School
  • Montessori School Waalsdorp
  • Paschalis School
  • Oranje Nassau School
  • Maerlant Lyceum
  • Haags Montessori Lyceum
  • Vrije School

Specialty shops and eateries

  • Donato Italianse delicatessen and coffee bar
  • Paluco lunch cafe and coffee bar
  • van der Zalm butcher
  • Albert Nolten shoe store
  • Michel French bakery
  • Lof der Zotheid restaurant
  • Le Quatier Latin restaurant
  • Bitterkoud ice cream parlour and coffee bar


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For sale and for rent in Benoordenhout

Nassau Odijckstraat 35 a.
€ 2.000 p.m. ex.
Van Neckstraat 34
€ 1.750 p.m. ex.
Van Alkemadelaan 506 -2
€ 395.000 k.k.
Mankesstraat 1
€ 1.950 p.m. ex.

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