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Huis de Werve, Voorburg

We are excited to confirm that we have secured a long term lease for the beautiful, listed property 'Huis de Werve' in Voorburg.

Permits allowing, we hope to turn this stunning location into a prestige international childcare centre, for children aged 0-4 years, opening start 2018.  


The Next Steps

We are currently working closely with the relevant department at the Gemeente Leidschendam-Voorburg in relation to our application to change the Zoning Plan and other relevant environmental permits. We have established a good relationship with all key parties and are working together to achieve a positive outcome. If all goes well, we hope to gain permission to proceed with our plans and ultimately open our doors towards the end of the 2017 or early 2018.  Interested parents may register their interest via this form

Communication with Local Residents

Alongside this formal process we have taken time to engage with local residents to ensure that we provide them with ongoing and relevant information on our plans. To facilitate this we have now held two information evenings both of which were generally positive and collaborative in nature, with a number of helpful suggestions being made.  We fully understand that a change of use for a building such as this can raise many questions.  Zein has a very specific way of working with and caring for children and we welcome any de Werve residents to visit our Estate location in Benoordenhout to see just how easily and calmly this fits into a residential area.

Renovation Plans

Zein is experienced in renovating and remodelling listed properties, having purchased the well known Renswoudehuis in Benoordenhout some 6 years ago.  We are also working closely with an experienced architects, Bureau Kroner, to ensure that all the necessary restrictions regarding changes to a listed property are adhered to, and that right from the start all our plans are in line with the guidelines of the relevant authorities.  

Whilst this monumental building required almost total renovation, our plans for Huis de Werve are less extensive.  Some general internal remodelling and redecorating should be all that is required to transform the building into a stunning childcare centre.  

The outside space will again be carefully and thoughtfully developed to ensure that the existing view from the road remains more or less unchanged.  Safety features by the water will be hidden in hedges and the play areas will be largely concealed behind large areas of mature shrubbery.  In addition, Zein is well known for using only natural materials in its outdoor play and learning spaces, so there will be no unsightly brightly coloured permanent playground equipment in sight.

Potential Groups & Facilities

The Huis de Werve will feature:

  • Beautifully renovated and classically decorated monumental location
  • Very large natural playground with age appropriate areas and different play zones.
  • Very high safety and hygiene standards
  • Fully equipped kitchen with full-time chef
  • Freshly prepared organic and nutritious meals and snacks
  • Open central hall for indoor play
  • Self-service table with espresso machine for parents
  • Dedicated parents room with WIFI
  • More space than traditional Dutch Childcare centres

Suitable for 4 groups of up to 16 children (average group occuancy is 12), the location will mainly be for Day Care - meaning children aged 0-4 years.  

A fifth, slightly smaller, room also has the potential for use as a Pre-School classroom for a maximum of 12 children aged 2.5-4 years.  


Centrally located in Voorburg, next to the Laan van Nieuw Oosteinde, the postal address of this potential new location is Park de Werve 1, 2274 ES, Voorburg



Opening for Registrations

We are still in the relatively early planning stages, and discussions with the Gemeente in relation to permitting and zoning changes are still ongoing, so it is not be appropriate for us to start accepting registrations at this point. Should we gain the approvals we need in order to proceed we will open up the possibility of advance registration for this location.

In the meantime, if you are interested in this location for your child(ren), you can complete our interest form here.  

Zein is open to all families with an international mindset who value the advantages that an international childcare environment can bring.  We look forward to Huis de Werve providing the high standards of care that Zein is known for to both Dutch and international families in Voorburg and beyond.

Contact Details

For questions regarding this potential new location for Zein, please contact our office team via the details below:

BY PHONE: +31 (0)70 326 8263


HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS: Jozef Israelsplein 36, 2596 AV The Hague