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In the popular Bezuidenhout district of The Hague, near The Hague Central Station, you will find the Theresiastraat. This pleasant shopping street is named after Queen Emma and is also known colloquially as “De Trees” in The Hague. What is special about “De Trees” is that the street is part of a sustainable shopping area with many shops, nice lunchrooms and restaurants. This gives fine shopping an extra dimension.


The Theresiastraat runs from the Prins Clauslaan to the Eerensplein and is intersected by the Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië. Due to its central location, many people from Bezuidenhout and outside The Hague come to shop here. In the Theresiastraat you can also go shopping at the large well-known chains and various authentic shops. The various eateries give the street a cozy atmosphere. There are typical Dutch shops, but you can also go here for the tastiest dishes from abroad.


The Theresiastraat is the pleasant shopping street in the middle of the Bezuidenhout district. Due to the diversity of shops, there is always something for everyone. There are plenty of fashion stores for fashion lovers, both well-known chains and specialty stores. In addition, you will also find numerous interior shops, drugstores, jewelers, opticians, hairdressers, bookstores, ice cream parlors and fresh food stores in the Theresiastraat. Well-known chains here include Albert Heijn, Ekoplaza, Gall & Gall, Primera, Etos, Blokker and Intertoys.

In addition to Dutch eateries, the shopping street also offers French, Mediterranean, Turkish and Indonesian catering establishments.


The Theresiastraat is always dominated in May by the Bezuidenhout festival with a fair, good food, music performances and children’s activities. In November, the procession of Sinterklaas always drives through the shopping street and on Halloween children are allowed to pass the doors dressed up.

Unfortunately, all events have been canceled so far in this year due to the Corona virus.


The Theresiastraat is named after Queen Regent Emma, ​​the second wife of King Willem III. Her first names were Adelheid Emma Wilhelmina Theresia. Her three other first names can be found in the names of several side streets of Theresiastraat.

The section from Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië to Prins Clauslaan consists largely of shops with houses above. In addition to retailers, a few supermarkets are also located here. On the other side of the intersection with the Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië, the Theresiastraat consists, in addition to a number of shops, delicatessens, specialty shops and the library, for the most part of homes.

The Theresiastraat in The Hague was badly hit during the Allied bombing of Bezuidenhout. Only a few houses remained after the attack.