Oegstgeest ( listen? / I ) is a municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. It consists of the village of the same name, and has 23,134 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) and covers an area of 7.75 km ², of which 0.55 km ² water. Oegstgeest is a suburb of suffering, which can be reached from the north-west of the city railway station in 25 minutes.

The place is known for a large psychiatric hospital.


Oud Poelgeest, estate of Herman Boerhaave, which he acquired in 1724.


Daughters and sons

  • January Wolkers (1925-2007), writer
  • January Kalsbeek (* 1949), builder of historical keyboard instruments
  • Sem Veeger (* 1991), actress
  • Daan Olivier ( * 1992), cyclists

Other personalities

  • Daniel Wyttenbach (1746-1820), Leiden philologist, lived and died here with his wife, the novelist Daniel Wyttenbach born Jeanne Gaul ( 1773-1830 ).
  • Jan van Gilse (1881-1944), composer and conductor, died in Oegstgeest