The Hague wants to be in future underground and in height build

The Hague wants to be in future underground and in height build

The skyline of Den Haag is going to change. The city will get in the next twenty years, a lot of the residents there, but there is no space for large new housing estates on the outskirts of the city. Therefore, should the city up (high-rise) and down (underground) are going to build.

Also have empty areas within the city be filled. The church has Wednesday her vision of the future presented. Some ideas need to be worked out, other plans are more concrete.

The obsolete industrial area Binckhorst is going in the coming years on the shovel. The area should change in a district where people can live and work. There should be about five thousand houses rising and offices for startups. Also in the Southwest, a probleemwijk that is being renewed, rise new homes.

The Hague is thinking also about the A12 Utrechtsebaan, to covering. On the new roof can then be built.


Possible is there a light rail link from Rotterdam via the airport to the Binckhorst, the Hague city centre and the beach of Scheveningen. The boulevard at the Kurhaus must be re-decorated. At the junction Prins Clausplein may be a node for public transport.

The Hague has 524.000 inhabitants and is the third city of the country. But in terms of area, The Hague is smaller than, for example, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Almere. The Hague is therefore the most densely populated municipality of the Netherlands, with 6,200 people per square kilometer.


The government expects that The Hague still strong, will grow. Around 2040 reaches the Hofstad probably the limit of 600,000 inhabitants. The problem is that extending can not. “We are sandwiched between sea, nature and communities,” said alderman Joris Wijsmuller (urban development).

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