5 remarkable 20th-century buildings in The Hague

1) Nirwanaflat

It is hard to believe that after its completion in 1929 the Nirwanaflat was considered the first high-rise of the Netherlands. Its design was based on Het Nieuwe Bouwen (the Modern Movement) and thus rationality, functionality, and practicality were among its most important characteristics. The flat was to house well-to-do returnees from the Dutch East Indies, who craved for luxuries such as an in-house restaurant, maids, and servants.

the Nirwanaflat against a blue sky in the Hague

Benoordenhoutseweg 227

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