The panorama of sea, beach and city

With the development of the CoolHouse, The Hague will gain an addition befitting its versatile character. The former location of a refrigeration house for the fishing industry in the harbor of Scheveningen will make room for an extraordinary and modern housing complex.

The qualities of the situation are used optimally by the architecture of DAVL Studio, and result in a unique building. The sensation and allure of living in the harbor will be fully realized by the CoolHouse.

Generous proportions, excellent orientation towards the sun, large balconies, and a panoramic view make these not just apartments, but penthouses and lofts. Freedom is the key word with CoolHouse. Close co-operation with the (interior) architect ensures that future residents can receive fully personalized layouts. A unique chance to make this your dream house.

Coolhouse is currently under development and the start of building activities is planned for the beginning of 2017.

‘Coolhouse will give living in the harbor the allure and atmosphere that this location demands.’


foto van de haven

In the past years, harbor locations have become increasingly popular as residential areas, because of their unique qualities. The old view of a harbor as purely a working environment has been transformed to a lively neighborhood for living, recreation, and relaxation. The water, quay, fishing boats, and yachts give the harbor a romantic character.

The Scheveningen harbor is currently being transformed—not only are new living spaces being built, but also other features that will benefit future residents. Already, a supermarket, a bank, various restaurants and cafés, and the Zuiderstrand theater are within walking distance.

With the Scheveningen beach and boulevard on one side of the harbor, and the southern beach on the other, this is the dream location of every sea and beach lover.

The popular shopping street Frederik Hendriklaan is within a stone’s throw of the harbor.

‘The traditional image of the harbor as an area strictly for working will be transformed into a lively neighborhood for living, recreation, and relaxing.’

picture of the harbor in Scheveningen with rowing boat


The CoolHouse will be situated on the Dr. Lelykade, next to the city monument of the old fish smokery and shipping company: De Rokerij. The monumental character of De Rokerij gives the CoolHouse the space to become an all-sided building with an excellent orientation towards the sun. Where many homes on the Dr. Lelykade try to compromise between a view of the harbor and sunlight, the CoolHouse enjoys both: a unique orientation in combination with a wide view over the harbor and city!

Getting There

The CoolHouse is easily reached by car, public transport, and, of course, bicycle. With an underground parking garage, there is always a parking space. Tram lines 11, 17, and bus line 22 stop almost in front of the door. They can take you to the inner city, or one of the stations where you can board a train to the rest of the country. And on bike, it only takes 15 minutes to get to downtown The Hague.


The CoolHouse offers spacious penthouses of ca. 308m² and lofts of ca. 154m², spread across seven floors. The apartments, which are surrounded by balconies, can be completely custom designed to ensure that future residents can live in their dream house. By closely cooperating with the architect personal layouts will be defined in an early stage. This makes Coolhouse a unique chance to put your personal wishes and needs into the home.

The project also contains four fantastic houses on the Koppelstokstraat of ca. 185m² each.

In the image below you can see an overview of the homes. At this moment, they have all been sold. Click on the home for a link to the floor plan.

Homes in Coolhouse

‘Coolhouse is therefore a unique chance to project your wants and needs on an apartment.’


The homes in Coolhouse are finished according to a standard layout. This includes stucco-ed walls and ceiling, plus high quality bathrooms and a kitchen with built-in appliances. Thanks to the buyers’ counsel from the architect, the homes can be layed out according to your wishes. That means that future residents can create their dream house.

Furthermore, every home comes with seperate storage and two parking spaces.

In terms of interior design you can let your imagination run wild. An example: Floor-to-ceiling-height doors are included in the standard layout, but you could also choose to have beautiful sliding doors.

There are two showrooms for the bathrooms and kitchens where you can choose your bathrooms and kitchen from various segments. Below are some inspirational examples.


The result of an extraordinary collaboration

A sunny day in the Scheveningen harbor inspired the architects of DAVLstudio to design the spacious, open, and transparent Coolhouse. Still without a commission, which came later, when they presented their plans. Owner of the plot, Simonis, was charmed by the design, and developer/builder BAM was immediately enthusiastic. They joined forces. In close cooperation they are creating the architectural qualities that make Coolhouse so special. With their passion and commitment they ensure that the spectacular Coolhouse will be the icon of the Scheveningen harbor.

Comfortable and energy efficient

Naturally the most modern requirements and insights regarding sustainability and comfort apply to Coolhouse. Good insulation and the use of sustainable techniques (like solar panels) to supply living spaces with warmth and electricity are just a few examples. With energy label A++ you’ll notice this in your energy bill.

Below Coolhouse is a spacious, private parking garage, plus space for storage units and a bicycle garage.


If you have any questions, you can get in touch with the contact form below.

As of this moment, all of the homes in the project have been sold. It is therefore no longer possible to register, but we will gladly answer any questions you may have.