On 26 March 2014 by Daan van Reijn in Homepage


The new Wijnhavenkwartier completes the skyline of The Hague

Approaching The Hague via Utrechtsebaan, you will notice a large number of towers in the city centre. The most eye-catching of these are De Kroon and the new towers of two ministries: Safety & Justice and the Interior & Kingdom Relations. Now that these ministries have been rehomed, the Wijnhavenkwartier can be realized. The white and businesslike construction that used to house officials will get a totally different look, and a totally different atmosphere.


It will go from ‘all business’ to friendly The former ministry buildings were constructed in a style that was contemporary and modern in the 1970s. Today, we look at them differently. The architect who has designed the new Wijnhavenkwartier wants to create a warmer atmosphere. This can be done through colour, form and use of materials. Therefore, the façades of the Wijnhavenkwartier will be covered in natural stone and ceramic tiles in a sand color. In addition, every apartment will get its own balcony. This will give the façades a much more livelier and attractive look, making the Wijnhavenkwartier fit right in with that impressive, new The Hague skyline. .

Construction planning

A completely new purpose The complex that, until recently, housed the Ministry of Safety and Justice and the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations,  consists of four buildings: two high-rise towers and two slightly lower building blocks. Until recently, the buildings were connected by means of another building, but that has already been demolished! This has created two independent building volumes, each consisting of a tower and a lower building block. The Wijnhavenkwartier contains the building volume on the side of the Central Station and De Kroon. In addition, the demolition of the connecting building has created an attractive and pleasant street between the Turfmarkt and the Schedeldoekshaven. In the future, this new street will contain the house addresses of the Wijnhavenkwartier. On the 5th to the 19th floor, 164 apartments will be realized. On top of that, 6 spacious penthouses will be created. The 2nd to the 4th floor will come to contain the new The Hague Campus of Leiden University. The Campus’ entrance will be on the ground floor. The Turfmarkt and the new street will have a total of approximately 1,300 m² of space available to shops and restaurants. This will create the desired atmosphere in the streets. Cars will be welcome in the underground parking garage.


  • 164 apartments (32 for sale)
  • 6 penthouses (for sale)
  • 1,300 m² commercial space
  • 13,000 m² The Hague Campus Leiden University
  • 2,100 m² offices (5th and 6th floor)
  • parking in the underground garage