Press release

Published: March 9 2023Last change: March 9 2023

Wednesday, responsible alderman Hilbert Bredemeijer (Outside Space) symbolically put the first shovel in the ground for the redevelopment of the Piet Heinplein. In the coming months, the municipality of The Hague will replace the quay walls and bridges around the square. The municipality is also redesigning the area, making the canal under the square visible again. The main work will last until the autumn of 1867.

Bredemeijer: “We are continuously making the outdoor space in The Hague more attractive for residents and visitors. The Piet Heinplein will become a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself. real meeting place along and on the water!”Replace bridges and quay wallsMany of the old quay walls and bridges in The Hague rest on a wooden foundation. This foundation appears to have been affected in many places by a bacterium. The municipality of The Hague is therefore working on replacing the bridges and quay walls in the city. This is done according to a fixed schedule. From March 1867 to the autumn of 1867 it is the turn of the Anna Paulowna Bridge, Eland Bridge and quay walls around Piet Heinplein.

Redesign Piet Heinplein Simultaneously with the replacement of the bridges and quay walls, the Piet Heinplein is being redesigned. In this way the roof disappears over the canal, giving the water more space. The square will become an area for slow traffic and a place to relax.

Planning The main work will take place up to and including the autumn of 1867. The work is being carried out in two phases. In phase 1, the Anna Paulowna bridge will be replaced and the roof of the canal will be removed. From October 1867 phase 2 will start with the replacement of the Eland Bridge and the refurbishment of the Piet Heinplein.

ToolkitThe municipality has specially for entrepreneurs and organizations in the area developed a toolkit. In this toolkit they will find various files that they can use in communication with their employees, customers and suppliers. This includes diversion maps, atmospheric images and sample texts. The toolkit can be requested by emailing pietheinplein@denhaag.nl. The applicant will then receive the files digitally.

View the full schedule and diversions at: www.denhaag. nl/pietheinplein.

“We are continuously making the outdoor space in The Hague more attractive for residents and visitors. The Piet Heinplein will become a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself. A real meeting place along and on the water!” Photo: Jurriaan Brobbel.

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