Expat Wassenaar

Local advice and information
Living in Wassenaar
Town council website
Expats in The Hague
AngloINFO South Holland

Social clubs in Wassenaar
Australian and New Zealand Club

Wassenaar blogs
For local foodies

Wassenaar Housing
Rental accommodation

Dutch lessons in Wassenaar
BSN Language Centre
Dutch for Expats

Sports clubs in Wassenaar
De Kieviten cricket, tennis, squash, golf and hockey


The website Expat Wassenaar aims to provide expats with a quick and easy reference guide to local information providers and services which cater to the city’s international residents.

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The website published by Dutch News BV

About Wassenaar

Home to King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters, Wassenaar has been the hometown of Dutch royalty since the mid 1800s.

Wassenaar is located in the province of South Holland, about 10kms north of The Hague. Although generally considered to be an outer-suburb of The Hague, Wassenaar is actually a town of 25,597 inhabitants, with its own mayor and municipal council. Local residents are referred to as Wassenaarders.

One of the most affluent towns in the country, Wassenaar is home to several ambassadorial residences. Foreign diplomats, successful business entrepreneurs, and top level international company staff – make up a significant proportion of the large expat community living in Wassenaar.

Brief History

Not too much is known about Wassenaar until the 19th century when Louis Bonaparte ordered the construction of a road (Heerweg) between the Hague and Leiden. In 1840, Prince Frederick commissioned the building of his new home – De Pauw (Peacock Place), where he resided for many years. This building is now functions at the Wassenaar City Hall.

When the train line between Rotterdam and the Hague was built in 1907, Wassenaar saw an increase in its population, especially in the number of wealthy people relocating to the area from Rotterdam.

During WWII, German troops used Wassenaar as the site for launching rockets aimed at the United Kingdom. A bunker located on the local beach of Wassenaarse Slag, is a reminder of the German invasion of the area during the war years.

What to do

Many visitors to Wassenaar come to see the mansions and villas in the area, especially De Eikenhorst – the residence of the current King and his family since 2003.

Nature reserve, Meijendel, is popular with day cyclists and hikers.

Close to Wassenaar is Duinrell Holiday and Amusement Park – a favourite destination for families especially during school vacation periods.

Expat Wassenaar

The local government website provides information, in English, about moving to and living in Wassenaar: www.english.wassenaar.nl Additional information and support groups for expats are located in the Hague.

Wassenaar is the location of two international schools: The American School of The Hague, and The Indonesian Embassy School of the Netherlands. Again additional international schools are situated in The Hague.

Other Cities

Expat Wassenaar has the following partner websites:

Expat Amstelveen http://www.expatamstelveen.com
Expats in Almere http://www.expatsinalmere.com
Expats in Amsterdam http://www.expatsinamsterdam.com
Expat Arnhem http://www.expatarnhem.com
Expat Breda http://www.expatbreda.com
Expats in Delft http://www.expatsindelft.com
Expats in Eindhoven http://www.expatsineindhoven.com
Expat Enschede http://www.expatenschede.com
Expats in Groningen http://www.expatsingroningen.com
Expats in Haarlem http://www.expatsinhaarlem.com
Expat Hilversum http://www.expathilversum.com
Expat Leeuwarden http://www.expatleeuwarden.com
Expats in Leiden http://www.expatsinleiden.com
Expats in Maastricht http://www.expatsinmaastricht.com
Expats in Nijmegen http://www.expatsinnijmegen.com
Expats in Rotterdam http://www.expatsinrotterdam.com
Expats in The Hague http://www.expatsinthehague.com
Expats in Tilburg http://www.expatsintilburg.com
Expats in Utrecht http://www.expatsinutrecht.com
Expat Wassenaar http://www.expatwassenaar.com


If you want to advertise your services and goods to Wassenaar expats, why not get the most out of your advertising budget by using the local Expat Wassenaar service.

If you are a Wassenaar care hire firm, a Wassenaar cleaning company or offer daycare facilities for expat children, the Expat Wassenaar service will help you to reach internationals for as little as €2 a week.

Companies specialising in Wassenaar rental housing, Dutch lessons and catering can all benefit from the Expat Wassenaar website.

Internationals may also be interested in other Wassenaar companies. What about Wassenaar car hire or even buying a bike? Expat Wassenaar can help every sort of company reach the town’s wealthy international families.

Expat Wassenaar is part of the Dutch News BV group.

Find out more about advertising your Wassenaar language school, you car hire firm or a rental housing agency by contacting advertising@dutchnews.nl