The Hague
Koningin Emmakade 198b

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The Architect's philosophy

How come that our greatest symbol of freedom also symbolizes binding and housing…
Aristophanes had his birds build a city among the clouds when they were no longer welcome in Athene, between Earth and Olympus.
Where orators, complainers and scholars were not welcome.
Reason tells us that today, there is no place for young professionals to settle in our city.
We reply, you are most welcome, let this be our Nephelokokkugia.
Here on the border between sand and peat, heaven and earth, we lay the foundation stone for 4 apartments for you.

“And fleeing birds I saw go about
among the mists, in the new day;
rushing with cry and wing beat
to where, in circle, the theater lay.”

Our theater is located here on the Koningin Emmakade corner Groot Hertoginnelaan, we are honored to let historical lessons form the basis for our future.


Hier aan de Koningin Emmakade hoek Groot Hertoginnelaan ligt ons theater, wij zijn vereerd om historische lessen de basis te laten vormen voor onze toekomst.



Above a photo from 1923 of the Koningin Emmakade 198, on top of the hood is another decorative element from the Neo-Renaissance.

Most historic buildings in Duinoord were built at the end of the nineteenth century. At that time, the Neo-Renaissance was very much in vogue in architecture. Characteristic are the rich decorations, turrets and bay windows and the use of natural stone pavements. A wide variety of housing types can be found in pre-war Duinoord; of detached villas on the Groot Hertoginnelaan, large mansions around the Sweelinckplein, upstairs and downstairs apartments with extension in the backyard and bel-étages with basement. The latter is fairly characteristic of Duinoord because they can almost only be built on sandy soil.

Queen Emmakade is characterized in Neo-Renaissance style from the end of the 19th century, in style belonging to the buildings of the Sweelinckplein. A number of buildings are also on the national monument list.


Points of interest

  1. Park Sorghvliet
  2. Zaal 3 Theater at Constant Rebecqueplein
  3. Palato, Italian delicatessen and catering
  4. Shopping street Frederik Hendriklaan
  5. Omniversum and Museon


The Regentessekwartier is built in the Veenpolder, as is the Zeeheldenkwartier, known as ‘t Kleine Veentje. The Laan van Meerdervoort roughly separates the peat from the sandy soils. The Beeklaan, named after the Haagse Beek, formed the border between ‘t Kleine Veentje and the Mientpolder. The formal explanation of the street plan of the oldest part of the Regentessekwartier, Koningsplein e.o., was in fact a continuation of the urban expansion of the Zeeheldenkwartier, which had approached the Waldeck Pyrmontkade in the mid-1980s. In the part between the Koningin Emmakade and the Verversingskanaal, the street names are taken from officers who fought the Belgian Revolt from 1830 to 1839. This part of the district was originally known as the Veldherenkwartier. This name is still used informally, but has no official status. In the rest of the district, inventors have lent their name to the streets.

Koningsplein is named after King Willem III. At the end of the nineteenth century, Koningsplein was created in more cities, also as an expression of national feeling. The buildings of the Koningsplein in The Hague perfectly reflect the mentality of this city: a little grandeur, but otherwise modest bourgeoisie.

After about six years, as evidenced by a plaque in Van Swietenstraat from 1892, the neighborhood around Koningsplein, between Koningin Emmakade and Verversingskanaal, was almost completely built up. Over the next ten years, the houses had advanced over Regentesselaan and along the entire Weimarstraat as far as Beeklaan. By 1910 the entire district was built up. The area between the Verversingskanaal and the Marnixstraat was the last area to be built on. In 1904 the market gardens disappeared to make way for the power station and the buildings around De Constant Rebecquestraat.

Description & Features

Koningin Emmakade 198b – IN SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION
At this stage there are still several options in the interior design that can be chosen by the buyer.

An exclusive second floor house with a beautiful living room at the front, two good-sized bedrooms at the rear, a luxurious bathroom with a free-standing bath and walk-in shower and last but not least a lovely balcony on the southwest!

With 10 minutes in the center, 10 minutes on the beach of Scheveningen and within less than 10 minutes at the roads, this apartment is centrally located in the rich architectural Duinoord.

Behind this architectural beauty of a facade, there are 4 luxury apartments.
These will be sustainably renovated, will be ready for the future and will also be provided with a tasteful interior design while retaining all the beauty.
Each apartment has a different surprising atmosphere, with a daring use of color but in accessible shades, in which the future residents recognize a warm home base.

Entrance from the general hall to the second floor.
At the front is the living room which, with its high windows, ensures optimal daylight entry, there is also a small balcony at the front (dating from ca. 1916) from where you have a view over the entire quay.
The open kitchen and living room flow into each other and is  a very spacious livingroom with approx. 42 m², the windows are equipped with HR ++ glass, so that no heat is lost and there is no noise pollution.
The luxurious kitchen is equipped with all desired AEG/Siemens  built-in appliances and a Quooker hot water tap and a composite worktop.
The floor is a parquet floor which extends from the living room without thresholds to the bedrooms. Under the floors we work with fermacell plates, which contribute to the sound absorption between the floors. At the rear the master bedroom with patio doors on the sunny balcony located on the southwest.
Adjacent bedroom number two.
The luxurious bathroom is located between the living and bedrooms.

Which is equipped with a beautiful tile design, a freestanding Solid Surface bath, a walk-in (rain) shower, a vanity unit with two washbasins and built-in wall taps, an illuminated mirror, electric underfloor heating and a design radiator for a warm towel.
Also from the hallway there is a separate toilet with fountain and the technical room with a washing machine connection and HR boiler.
The entire renovation is focused on sustainability and energy efficiency, we also insulate the shell of the building and an economical HR boiler is installed.
Not only aesthetically but also architecturally and constructive, there has been a thorough renovation, so that we achieve our goal of “preparing the home for the future”.

The beauty, luxury and atmosphere of the apartment form a harmonious combination.
Behind the characteristic, early 20th-century facade, a sustainably insulated, energy-efficient home is hidden where you will not miss a thing.

• Energy label A  in accordance with energy customization report
• Renovation under the supervision of a structural engineer
• Layout and furnishing in accordance with interior design
• General renewal of all technical installations
• All floors equipped with sound-insulating measures
• Wooden floors of Dutch manufacture
• Original elements; ornaments, frames, door frames restored
• Luxurious kitchen with AEG / Siemens appliances
• Warranty period of 12 months of complete renovation

The house will be delivered with the Cattenburg Standard
“a home that is ready for the future”

on request
For Sale
Property type
Apartment on second floor
Year of construction
ca. 1916
ca. 96 m²
Outdoor space

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