Plesmanduin is a place with an extraordinary past



A characterful area that inspired generations before us to move the city of The Hague forward. In 1830 the construction of the canal to Scheveningen began right next to the dunes where Plesmanduin now sits, with the goal of connecting The Hague to the sea. The construction of the monumental KLM headquarters by Albert Plesman added a new chapter to the site’s already special history. And now, 200 years later, new generations are going to shape their lives on this special piece of The Hague’s green heart. Nestled between the city centre and the beach, this is a great place to live, work and relax. Plesmanduin respects the surrounding nature and the special cultural and historical legacy passed by previous generations.

Plesmanduin: special The Hague cultural heritage

The construction of the listed KLM headquarters by Albert Plesman added a new chapter to the site’s already special history. Dirk Roosenburg, a good friend of Plesman, drew the striking design we now call The Monument. A design that reflects many style elements from the New Hague School. Both inside and outside. Think of the eye-catching eaves and the repeating pilasters in the facades.

And now, almost 200 years later, together with the new residents and users, we continue to write the history of this special piece of The Hague. With the realisation of the Plesmanduin residential area with unique services and facilities, a new generation will be able to live, work and relax here.


Dennis Hofman

Architect Dennis Hofman is involved in the entire development; from transformation of the Monument to the designs of the new-build apartments. He aims to create inspiring buildings, interiors and outdoor spaces that improve the living experience of its residents. His firm (De ArchitectenKombinatie) designs clear solutions for complex inner-city projects.

Het monument

A striking feature of the Monument Plesmanduin is its wings that are at right angles to each other. The facades are uniform with repetitive, uniform windows. Concrete frames around each row of windows make the building appear taller. Each wing has a special head. Each one unique, but also recognisable. This structure interconnects the three post-war wings, but also makes the transition to the pre-war wing very natural.

On this website, you will find a number of impressions and detailed layout suggestions to give an idea of the architecture of the apartments. No rights can be derived from these impressions nor the layout suggestions. The kitchen, materials and equipment shown are not part of the standard equipment and no rights can be derived from them.