Anna van Buerenstraat: webinar on new design

Published: 23 June 2020Modified: 23 June 2020

The Anna van Buerenstraat behind The Hague’s Central Station will get a new layout. The municipality has drafted a design. It will show this design to neighbourhood residents and organisations during a webinar on Thursday, 2 July. They can then ask questions about it.

The webinar is on Thursday, 2 July from 19.00 to 20.00 hrs. A webinar is a live meeting hosted online.

You can participate in the webinar by pasting the invitation link in your web browser: You can then watch the meeting via the internet. You do not need to install a separate software programme to join in.

The municipality will try to answer any questions about the design right away. If that does not work, then it will follow up after the meeting. You can watch the webinar later using the same link.


You have until 16 July 2020 to ask your questions or submit your thoughts on the design of the Anna van Buerenstraat. This can be done by:

The municipality will take these ideas into consideration. The Hague Municipal Executive will take a decision on the design after the summer. Work on the new layout will start at the beginning of 2021.

The design

The following points are in the plan:

  • Retractable traffic barriers will be placed in the ground.
  • The Anna van Buerenstraat and the Anna van Buerenplein will be accessible only to local traffic. And only at fixed times.
  • Pedestrians, cyclists and cars will not get separate lanes.
  • The street and square will remain accessible to emergency vehicles.
  • New lampposts along the garden of the National Archives and on the side of the station will provide sufficient light.  
  • The street will get the same paving stones as on the Anna van Buerenplein.
  • The bicycle parking will be removed.
  • A hedge will be planted along the exit of the parking garage.
  • Planted areas and benches will be place along the side of the Anna van Buerenplein and on the square.

The municipality is still in talks with the National Archives about removing the fencing. The municipality will also see whether it can replace the gravel walls along the bus platform with a transparent wall.