This house (not ours!) may be just right for someone who would like to move to The Hague.  I’ve been here several times and it’s a gorgeous property, with a lot of living space right in the central city.  Please feel free to share with anyone you may think is interested.  -Renee

For sale: a spacious canal side herenhuis with garage and garden, a stone’s throw from the shops and restaurants of central Den Haag.

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Veenkade 59-60 is a light-filled spacious four floor town house (295m2) with garage and a large back garden (18m x 6.4m). The house dates back to 1865 but has been thoroughly modernised while maintaining the airy feel of the high ceilings and classical decorations.

The house is located at the edge of the Zeeheldenkwartier on one of the oldest canals in town and just a couple of minutes walk away from the city centre. The Veenkade is still a busy and thriving community of residents and businesses, including cafés, crêches and artisan services. Recently considerable efforts have been put into rejuvenating and beautifying the feel of the canal by opening the canal out in front of the Palace gardens and building a sub-terrainian carpark. Continued works are on-going to rebuild and improve the look of the rest of the Veenkade and its canal walls. The number 17 tram stops at the end of the road and the present owner cycles to work in Rijswijk in 20 minutes.

The entry to the house, through the double doors, takes one into the wide marble floored hallway with doors leading off to the large garage, Further down the hallway more rooms appear. One is presently being used as an office and home cinema. A garden room was being used as a guest bed room. There is also a utilities room, another small storage room and a WC is located under the stairs.

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The stairs lead up to the huge open living room – dining room with recently restored beautiful parquet floor. Light streams in through the three large windows from which one gets a delightful view of the swans and ducks on the canal.

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The eye is drawn to the large fireplace which has a red marble mantel. The conservatory-like glass roofed kitchen area has a balcony and outside stairs lead down to the garden.

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The kitchen features a huge black stone sink and matching stone-topped island work station. It is fully equipped with a large conventional oven and a second smaller combi oven, dishwasher and american style double door fridge-freezer with ice maker. There is also a WC and another small office on this level.

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Upstairs again takes you to two large bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and another balcony overlooking the garden. The final set of stairs takes you to the huge attic room presently used as the master bedroom, with a walk in wardrobe and another en-suite bathroom featuring a giant sized jaczuzzi bathtub.

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The walled garden has been laid out into three distinct areas with a wooden deck in front of the back doors separated by a unique water feature from a raised middle section with apple and pear trees and treehouse.

The a rear tree lined paved over section leads one to a door at the back of the garden which gives access to a covered car park area owned by Q-Park in which the present owner rents a space. Discrete spot lights are dotted around the garden to enhance the night-time enjoyment of this space.

The whole house is double glazed and benefits from relatively new wiring and plumbing with ethernet, telephone and television sockets in most rooms. A satellite dish is installed on the roof.

If you fancy living in a city centre peaceful haven, a short walk to all that The Hague has to offer or you have that special car or motorbike(s) that needs some tlc in the centrally heated garage, or if you have green fingers and like the idea of a larger garden in the centre of town, or all of the above, this could be the house for you.

Asking Price € 890.000,00 k.k.

For further information or a viewing of this property, contact:

Ron Timmermans

06 54 90 09 11

Doen Makelaars

Dr. Lelykade 60

2583 CM Den Haag

T: 070 – 44 000 55

see also the funda website page:

http://www.funda.nl/koop/den-haag/huis-49533596-veenkade-59-60/