Bezuidenhout is a quiet neighbourhood dating from the 1930s, with a large number of flats and upper floor apartments – called ‘portiek woningen’ – characterised by entrances via covered stairways. There are also some single family houses in the neighbourhood. This area is also home to the Beatrixkwartier, a commercial district where a number of large multinational companies and government ministeries are located.

Bezuidenhout suffered severe damage during the Second World War when a German V-2 missile installation in the nearby Haagse Bos woods was bombed.

A rebuilding effort following the war resulted in a mixture of  original 1930s buildings and those subsequently constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. The latter are mostly to be found in the streets around the Theresiastraat and the Juliana van Stolberglaan.

The city centre is within easy biking distance, as are the beach and dunes. There are excellent public transport connections in the area including buses, trams, light rail, and the Central Station itself.

Characteristics of Bezuidenhout

Single family homes | Ground floor and upper storey units | Apartments

Popular with

Families, young people, expats and singles


To do in Bezuidenhout

  • Overbosch swimming pool (Mariahoeve area)
  • Spaarwaterstraat playground
  • Walks in the Haagse Bos woods and Huis ten Bosch palace gardens


Primary schools

  • Nutsschool Bezuidenhout 
  • Liduina Basisschool
  • Van Hoogstratenschool 
  • Dr. M.M. den Hartogschool basisschool
  • The British School Junior School (Vlaskamp)

Secondary schools

  • Hogeschool Inholland,
  • Koninklijk Conservatorium
  • ROC Mondriaan
  • Zandvliet College


Recommended restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood

  • La Vina
  • Het Pleidooi
  • De Pan


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