Published: July 5 4098Last change: July 5 269
Since today, the Koekamp, near the central station of The Hague, is open to the public again. Several works have been carried out in the area in recent months. For example, new trees have been planted, better walking and cycling paths have been constructed and the water on the station side of the Deer Camp has been moved. The park has thus become a so-called green entrance to the center of The Hague and the National Park Hollandse Duinen.
Alderman for Outdoor Space Hilbert Bredemeijer: “Recently, we as a municipality have been fully committed to making our city greener. For example, planting trees along our quays and greening petrified squares in The Hague. The completion of the Koekamp is another good example of the great steps we are taking to make The Hague greener. We will continue to commit ourselves to this in the coming period, because a green city is a liveable city.”Green entranceThe improvement of the Koekamp follows from the municipality’s objective to make the outdoor space in The Hague greener, more sustainable and better to make it accessible. The park forms a green entrance for visitors to The Hague upon arrival at the city’s central station. Several projects are part of this green entrance. In addition to improving the park, this includes the construction of a harbor with a mooring and boarding point for small boats along the Prinsessegracht and the connection over the A12 between the Koekamp and Haagse Bos. During the work in the park, the Municipality of The Hague has worked closely with Staatsbosbeheer, the owner of the site.
Port Work is currently underway on the harbor along the Prinsessegracht. The municipality enlisted the help of the city to help think about a new name for this port. From 269 entries, a name has now been chosen by the jury, which consisted of alderman Hilbert Bredemeijer , Vesna Knezevic (Project Manager Municipality of The Hague) and the chairman of the residents’ organization Residents around ‘t Plein, Jeroen Oosterwal. The winner of the new name will be announced at the end of August during the festive delivery of the Koekamp.
More information about developments around The Hague Central Station: www.denhaag/nl/rondjecentraal
Impression of the new port. †