Apartment for rent in The Hague – at what price?

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Where can you find the cheapest apartment for rent in The Hague and where the most expensive? In this blog, we tell you exactly what the price development is per neighborhood, based on the data of the previous quarter, so you know exactly where you can rent the cheapest. We will update this every quarter with the latest data.

Apartment for rent in The Hague - price development per neighborhood

Fortunately, The Hague is not as expensive as Amsterdam, but here too we see that apartment rentals are not cheap anymore. There is a great difference from one neighborhood to the next though, so it is good to know which neighborhood fits your budget best. Last quarter (January till March 2020) the average m2 prices in free sector rentals ranged from €14.31 in Leidschenveen-Ypenburg till €19,84 per square meter Centrum. So it is certainly worth considering moving out of the center.

The cheapest apartments for rent in The Hague are in Leidschenveen-Ypenburg and Escamp this quarter.

The latest stats (January till March 2020):

NeighborhoodQ1-2020
leidschenveen-Ypenburg€ 14.31
escamp€ 14.56
laak€ 15.47
loosduinen€ 15.51
haagse Hout€ 16.63
segbroek€ 17.14
scheveningen€ 19.48
centrum€ 19.84

*Sociale housing was excluded from these numbers to make it as realistic as possible, else, the m2 prices would appear much lower.

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In which neighborhood are you going to rent a house?

Now that you know in which neighborhood you are able to rent an apartment within your budget, it is very important to make sure you have the best possible chance of renting. By using RentSlam you won’t need to spend hours a day browsing tons of websites and you will always be amongst the first to apply. This will result in many more invitations and will allow you to rent an apartment much sooner. Read more here.

Social of Free sector rental?

We must, of course, make the separation between a social house and a free sector apartment for rent in The Hague. Social housing are rentals with a calculated rent up to €737 (set by the government for the year 2020). But to be eligible for renting these, you must meet certain criteria. The detailed information regarding renting a social house can be found on https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/…

The major downside is that even when you meet the criteria, you won’t immediately get a social house in The Hague. There is a very long waiting list. Depending on your needs, it can take several years before it is your turn. So, for most of us, not an option. What remains are Free sector rentals.

Free sector apartment for rent in The Hague.

Do you want to rent an apartment in The Hague without being on a waiting list for many years, then you will have to find something in the free sector. You should take into account that your rental budget must be higher (above €737).

If you are on a tight budget, make sure you search mainly in the neighborhoods where the m2 prices are the lowest. Or if you are searching on your own, consider teaming up with a friend or colleague to find a 2 bedroom apartment if a studio or 1 bedroom apartment is above your budget.

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Apartments for rent in The Hague €/m2 – 2019

NeighborhoodQ2-2019Q3-2019Q4-2019
centrum€ 19.29€ 20.25€ 20.09
escamp€ 13.27€ 13.51€ 13.79
haagse Hout€ 16.91€ 16.75€ 16.85
laak€ 15.16€ 15.22€ 15.80
leidschenveen-Ypenburg€ 12.43€ 12.80€ 14.28
loosduinen€ 14.43€ 14.70€ 15.69
scheveningen€ 17.26€ 19.39€ 18.76
segbroek€ 15.50€ 16.27€ 17.00