Each of these streets naturally needs a name. The one it receives depends on a number of factors. When the street was built, and what the city looked like way back whenever, how many other streets were being named, and even personality of the people in charge of naming then.
Sometimes the streets are not named, but are re-named as a sign of the times. But more often than not, they keep the names they are originally given, even if there are have not been brewers working on Browersgracht for centuries. In this way street names become an unofficial reflection of city's history, celebrating heroes and places of an era.
Times change. Often street names don't. The shifting face of The Hague, and the growing understand of the context of past choices, may shine a different light on the legacies behind these names.
This site is not about changing these names (save one). Rather, it serves a platform for engaging with these legacies, the stories of the names on our streets. It is up to you to decide how you want to see them, and what, if anything, should be done to change the collective story our city whispers to the world.
A Royal City
-A Global Legacy
My Mission. Yours?
How This Was Made
A Royal City
Highlight the roads named after Royalty.
Highlight location of the palaces, etc.
Tell the story of the Royal Waiting Room?