In the 17th century, The Hague was surrounded by a canals. In Willemspark, you can still find a number of these canals. The Frederik barracks were built and commissioned in 1831. Later houses were also built in this part grouped in blocks of houses. King Willem II bought the Willemspark for horseback riding. He laid an English garden there. This site was later sold to the municipality of The Hague on the condition that a residential area would be built.
Nowadays, this neighborhood is known for its nice shopping streets with a great diversity of small shops and restaurants, such as the Denneweg and Frederikstraat. There are also many courtyards that are very popular for living.
It is an attractive neighborhood for young and old who love the dynamics of a city with houses and apartments in the higher segment.