Hige-rise dwellings Prinsenhof

Den Haag

The Prinsenhof is a complex comprising offices, homes, a hotel and a car park on the Prinses Beatrixlaan in The Hague. It forms part of the new business district to be developed in the Beatrixkwartier in The Hague. This development was based on the master plan produced by Joan Busquets, which was developed in a workshop setting, under the management of Kees Rijnboutt.

The three 70-metre-high Prinsenhof high-rise apartment buildings contain a total of 207 apartments. The 63 different types of dwelling vary from two to five bedroom properties, with one to three floors. All have wonderful views and plenty of sunlight. A number of home-work units and a crèche have been included in the plinth too.

Project No.:



Kees Rijnboutt


BPF Bouwinvest B.V.



Structural engineer:

ARCADIS Bouw and Vastgoed B.V.

Main contractors:

Bouwcombinatie Prinsenhof, BAM NBM Bouw and Ballast Nedam Bouw

Landscape architect:

Bureau B + B / Mathieu Derckx bnt (corporate gardens)

Construction year:


Gross surface area:

22,678 m² UFA, 31,562 m² GFA

Construction sum:

€27,500,000 (excluding installations, VAT and fees)

Project management:

Renee Liefting


Kees Hummel


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Film on RTL7 as part of the Nederland Bouwt documentary programme / the “architect in beeld” feature (broadcast at 10.25 on 25 November 2007)


Yifat de Beaufort-Levron, Thomas Dill, Martijn Kuys, Rüdiger Meissner, André Meulenbelt, Bart van der Vossen, Carla Wieman and Bob Willemse (Rijnboutt/De Architectengroep)