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The Hague - Nearby municipalities

If you choose not to live in The Hague, find listed here the municipalities nearby.


Delft, a charming medieval town with splendid gothic and renaissance houses founded in 1075, is famous for its Delft pottery and the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.

Places of interest in Delft are The Nieuwe Kerk (the New Church), is the traditional resting place for the House of Orange since William of Orange burial in 1584, the Oude Church and the Town Hall with its 13th century tower. 

The Delft University of Technology, one of three of its kind in The Netherlands, dates back to 1842.  Today it enrolls over 16,000 students from all over the world.

Tram runs through areas of The Hague and Rijswijk which stop in Delft.

Leidschendam - Voorburg

Leidschendam - Voorburg are two separate towns, but due to their proximity they were combined administratively as one in 2002.  Both are fused to The Hague and are often regarded as its suburbs.

Leidschendam and Voorburg are both served by highways A4 and A12, which connect to all other areas of the country. A number of nearby train stations connect directly to The Hague, Rotterdam and Leiden, with easy access to the rest of the country.

Long-distance travel is convenient from Schiphol airport, within one hour's travel either by car or train.

Both Leidschendam and Voorburg are very pleasant towns.  Their old windmills, numerous canals and friendly locals can only leave a visitor charmed! 


At the southeastern outskirts of The Hague lies Rijswijk.  Interesting to know is, that The Netherlands Patent Office and  the Dutch branch of the European Patent Office are located here.

Also a large technology centre of the oil company Shell, called Kesslerpark, on Volmerlaan.  These organisations employ several hundred expats, therefore there is a large expatriate community in the area.

Rijswijk is about 15 minutes from the center of The Hague by car.  In the heart of Old Rijswijk, is The Museum Rijswijk, which is an imposing mansion that dates from about 1790.


Voorschoten is a charming little village that lies between The Hague and Leiden.  The British School of the Netherlands, senior section, is located here. 

There is an excellent train and bus service into The Hague from here. Voorschoten is a very family oriented village.  It boasts over 300 monuments! Its countryside surroundings and the Duivenvoorde castle make it a very pleasant place to live in.


The picturesque village of Wassenaar is situated to the north of The Hague / Scheveningen and  to the south west of Leiden.  

It is another typical Dutch village and a fairly affluent one!  The Wassenaarders are used to living with foreigners around them, as many families with their children in the American School prefer to live here. It is also very popular with the Diplomatic community. 

There is no train service in Wassenaar and Schiphol International Airport is half an hour drive.