Former offices of the Patent Office
Willem Witsenplein 6
in The Hague


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Object information

Address: Willem Witsenplein 6, 2596 BK The Hague
Current use: office building
Designated use: usage Office 1 and Office 2
Surface (GFA): approx. 14,037 m²
Size of plot: 0.53.58 ha
Year of construction: approx. 1933

Willem Witsenplein 6, The Hague

Please note: The digital bid book was available from 24 March to 14 May 2015

The Central Government Real Estate Agency is offering the former offices of the Patent Office, at Willem Witsenplein 6 in The Hague, for sale. The property is near the city centre, in a prime location in the popular residential district of Benoordenhout. This is a characteristic and spacious corner property with the possibility of conversion to a residential property. The building has around 34 parking spaces as well as a large bicycle parking facility.

Property and cadastral information
The office building was built around 1933 to a design by Johan G. Robbers of the (former) Government Buildings Agency and it consists of five storeys and a basement. The building is a large-scale corner building, and its main entrance is located on Willem Witsenplein. The building has around 34 parking spaces as well as a large bicycle parking facility. The total gross floor area is approximately 14,037m². The object is included on the municipal land registry of the City of The Hague X, section X number 2753, area 00.53.58 ha.

The building is located in the popular residential area of Benoordenhout. At the front, the building overlooks the Haagse Bos woodland area, from which it is separated by a main road, the Benoordenhoutse weg, a main route to Wassenaar (A44) and the centre of The Hague. The building itself is not a protected monument, but it is located within a conservation area. In the vicinity of the building there are various facilities (restaurants, cafes, shops, etc.), especially in Van Hoytemastraat. Both the state of repair and locality can be rated as very good.

Zoning plan and redevelopment opportunity
For the latest information about the local zoning plan, please refer to the website of the City of The Hague

The City of The Hague laid down certain requirements regarding the potential redevelopment of the building in a letter of principles dated 24 September 2013. In this document, the City of The Hague stipulates that in the event of an amendment to the zoning plan, residential usage would be given precedence.

The Sale process
Upon registering (before 15 May 2015), interested parties were asked to share their vision on revenue maximisation, financial sustainability and feasibility planning in order to be admitted to the selection phase. All three selected market participants submitted a bid to the civil-law notary on 3 November 2015. Six weeks after this date, the government will decide which party has submitted the most acceptable bid. The State is entitled to make the award dependent on the outcome of an integrity and/or solvency investigation.

Questions and viewings
If you have any questions, please call the Central Government Real Estate Agency (+31 70 42 45 899) or send an e-mail ( Viewings are only possible for interested parties who have already purchased a copy of the bid book.

Procedure status  

  •  Publication
  •  Request bid book
  •  Selection phase
  •  Bidding phase
  •  Awarding
  •  Purchase agreement
  •  Transfer (current state)
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