Living in The Hague is attractive for a number of reasons, particularly its low cost of living (for Dutch standards), its central location and its international community. It is certainly quieter than Amsterdam, without the large number of tourists and with friendlier housing prices. Similarly to Amsterdam, however, The Hague is incredibly diverse, and counts numerous nationalities due to the presence of consulates and several international organisations and companies. The city boasts many monuments, chic hotels, and is the political heart of the Netherlands. The Dutch government is run from the historic Binnenhof, and the King’s office palace can be found on the Noordeinde. The Hague is a great city for couples and families looking for a stable base in Holland. Ilja Wieser, MVA Certified Expat Broker at Belvédère Makelaars, will tell you more about living in The Hague Area in this blog.
The key location of The Hague makes it easy to go to Amsterdam for work or leisure, to Schiphol for flights, or to any of the other nearby cities in Holland.
Buying a house in The Hague
When you want to buy a house in The Hague, all kinds of questions will pop up. What are your housing requirements? What are your financial options? Where are good (international) schools? What are the best neighbourhoods in The Hague? There is a wide range of very good neighbourhoods, so you’re spoilt for choice.
Take for instance Scheveningen. You will find several attractive residential areas in Scheveningen. Technically, Scheveningen is part of The Hague. Although most people come thereto go to the beach, there’s much more to Scheveningen, a historic fishing village that has always existed separately from The Hague and Scheveningen beach is just 15 minutes from the historical city centre of The Hague. Fun fact: ‘Scheveningen’ is widely considered to be one of the hardest words to pronounce in Dutch.
Searching for the right home
You will find an answer to all of the questions above with the help of an MVA Certified Expat Broker, an NVM purchasing agent. By discussing everything well in advance, searching for the right home becomes a lot easier. As your purchasing agent, we can advise you about all the amenities your wish to have near, and all the areas that meet your needs. As a full-service real estate agent, we operate from our office based in Scheveningen, but our expertise and knowledge extends to the whole of The Hague. As purchasing real estate agents, we act solely on your behalf and reduce the stress of buying a new home by providing independent advice and extensive local knowledge. In other words, we can help you with all aspects of your relocation, from the property search to the actual negotiations: we’ll manage the whole buying process.
So, if you expect to be working in the Netherlands, we as Certified Expat Broker will be happy to help you find a new home in The Hague or one of the surrounding areas.
Belvédère Makelaars is affiliated with MVA’s Certified Expat Brokers. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact any of our MVA Certified Expat Brokers. We would love to be of assistance.
Paul, Ilja and Wilma
Team Belvédère NVM-Makelaars