Bezuidenhout

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Bezuidenhout
Bezuidenhout is the southernmost of the four Haagse Hout (green) neighborhoods in The Hague (violet)
Bezuidenhout is the southernmost of the four Haagse Hout (green) neighborhoods in The Hague (violet)
Coordinates: 52°5′17″N 4°20′41″E / 52.08806°N 4.34472°E / 52.08806; 4.34472Coordinates: 52°5′17″N 4°20′41″E / 52.08806°N 4.34472°E / 52.08806; 4.34472
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Municipality The Hague
District Haagse Hout
Population
 • Total 14,447
  [citation needed]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bezuidenhout (Dutch pronunciation: [bəˈzœy̆də(n)ˌɦʌu̯t]; English: South of the Wood) is the neighborhood (Dutch: wijk) southeast of the Haagse Bos neighborhood of The Hague in the Netherlands. Bezuidenhout includes the Beatrixkwartier financial area near the Central Station and streets such as Bezuidenhoutseweg, Juliana van Stolberglaan, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië, Prins Clauslaan, and Theresiastraat.

Part of German-occupied Europe during World War II, Bezuidenhout was bombed by mistake by the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid which killed hundreds of civilians. The targeted area was the adjacent woodland park Haagse Bos that was used by the Germans for launching V-1 and V-2 rockets, but all bombs missed the forest target by more than 500 yards because of an error in reading the map, overcast conditions and incorrect allowance for the wind.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collier, Basil (1976) [1964]. The Battle of the V-Weapons, 1944-1945. Yorkshire: The Emfield Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-7057-0070-4. 
  2. ^ Garliński, Józef (1978). Hitler's Last Weapons: The Underground War against the V1 and V2. New York: Times Books. p. 184.