The Passage in The Hague is the oldest covered shopping area in the Netherlands (1885). In this period it was customary for shopkeepers to live above their own store. Over the years, the houses above the stores began to stand empty, causing the upper floors to fall further and further into disrepair and oblivion. In total, approximately 7,000m2 has been vacant for sometimes decades. Together with the owner, a.s.r. real estate (Dutch Prime Retail Fund), SENS real estate BV has therefore developed a plan to add residential accommodation back to the Passage. The project will contribute to the revitalization of the city center and will restore the Passage to its former glory.
In the past few months, the first houses in De Passage Den Haag, a national monument, have been substantially renovated and transformed into high end apartments. In consultation with the Municipality of The Hague and various consultants, SENS has developed a concept that anticipates the increasing need for inner-city living for a broad target group.
The first (rental) apartments will be completed after the summer. For more information visit www.residencedepassage.nl