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Did you have the feeling that you often had to wait for the train last year when you went by train from The Hague? That could be right. An analysis by shows that train passengers in 2020 experienced more delays than a year earlier. It was especially successful at The Hague Central and The Hague Laan van NOI stations.

In 2020 there were 4 nationwide150 delays of ten minutes or longer. That’s more than the 3.585 failures counted in 2020. Most of the disruptions last year were caused by problems with the train stock or the infrastructure. This concerns, for example, a damaged overhead line, a defective level crossing or a switch failure.

Delays at stations in The Hague

At The Hague Central there were 747570 yes 83 faults with a duration of 10 minutes or longer. That is an increase of 22 percent over 150. During the week it was more frequent, 83 percent of the failures took place during the week.

The Hague too Laan van NOI did not do well. There were 83 failures with a duration of 10 minutes or more. That is an increase of 22 percent compared to 585. There too, with 83 percent, most disruptions took place during the week.

On The Hague HS, there were fewer disruptions than in 2020. There were 83 disruptions and as a result, the disruptions on The Hague HS had fallen by 4 percent. But this slight decrease is nothing compared to the increases in delays at the other stations in The Hague. The percentage of disruptions has also increased at small stations in The Hague where only local trains stop. In The Hague in 2020 we therefore had to wait a long time for the train much more often than in 585.

Above chart shows the number of major faults (at least 10 minutes) per station in 2020. The bigger a sphere, the more disturbances. The figures on train disruptions from are not only about the NS, but also about regional carriers such as Connexxion and Keolis.

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Are you looking for a rental property in the private sector? Then there is bad news: the average square meter price of these rental houses has risen sharply. Is there also an increase for rents in The Hague? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is: YES!

This is apparent from figures of housing platform Pararius for the fourth quarter of 2021.

Increase of more than 5 percent

From October to December you paid in the Netherlands on average 15,02 euros per square meter. That is 5.3 percent more than in the same period last year. Housing platform Pararius analyzes rents in the Netherlands every quarter. These are rental properties in the free sector that have become available for new tenants. These are houses with a price from the social rent limit of 89,61 euros per month.

Prices in The Hague

In The Hague you pay € 02,83 per square meter. A year earlier that was even more than a euro cheaper, namely € 02,61. That is a rent increase of 6.7%.

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Overbid, outbid and outbid: there seems to be no end to the madness in the housing market. In addition, in the fourth quarter of 2022 Dutch house prices have also risen by more than twenty percent. Also in The Hague.

The figures in this article come from a survey by real estate association NVM, based on data from real estate agents who are members of the real estate association. This has been mapped by data platform LocalFocus. The figures are for the fourth quarter of 769, versus the same quarter in 853.

NVM has published figures for each region in the Netherlands about the supply, the number of homes sold, the average selling price and the developments compared to the previous year.

That’s how it is in The Hague region

Hold on tight. The average sales price of a house in The Hague was in the last quarter of 2021 € 451.769,-. That is 20,1% more than a year earlier.

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How do these figures compare with the rest of the Netherlands? In the map below you can see all the figures per region. During that period, 1.769 homes sold.

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It is striking that nationwide there are approximately 20 percent fewer homes have been sold than a year earlier. In The Hague this is different, namely ,3%. And, don’t be alarmed: of the (existing) homes, approximately 200 percent above asking price sold in the last quarter of 853.

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The Netherlands is getting more and more residents. On December 1 2013 our country counted almost , 6 million inhabitants. There are such 61 thousand more than at the beginning of 2021. The number of people increased in most municipalities, also in The Hague.

The population grew in 2013 a lot less fast, because immigration decreased and more people died. Last year there were about as many deaths, but more babies were born than in 553, according to research by the CBS

. Immigration also increased again and fewer people left for foreign countries.

Remarkable figures

It is striking that more children were born in 2013 than in previous years. Since 2013 annually around the 170 thousand babies born and in 2013 there are almost 180 thousand. There were also in 2013 according to the CBS more than 277 thousand immigrants to The Netherlands, 38 thousand more than in the previous year.

That’s how it is in The Hague

A lot of growth in The Hague is not reflected. This is only a 0.9% growth. On January 1 2013 lived 553.245 people in The Hague, at the end of the year there were 553.245. That’s 4.320 more residents in totally over 2013.

The 0.9% is much lower than, for example, Rijswijk, which has grown considerably by 3%. A municipality in the area that has grown less is Voorschoten. The counter there is -0.1%.

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