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Proud of who we are

The Hague is a unique city with many distinct areas such as Scheveningen. Its residents are proud of their identity, but they also tend to look beyond borders. There is a good reason why The Hague is the international city of peace and justice. It’s the city where people enjoy living while working towards a better world.

A lot will happen in the next few years to prepare The Hague for future generations. Homes are being built in the city centre and space is created for businesses and entrepreneurs. At the same time, the tranquil, green spots that are part of what makes the city so unique will be preserved.

The Hague is an attractive destination for visitors and international talent. With 11 kilometres of beach and dunes, The Hague is known as the Dutch city by the sea. Scheveningen is the most popular seaside resort in The Netherlands. The Hague is also the political centre of the country, with the Dutch Houses of Parliament located in the heart of the city. And while our football club may not always win, its players proudly wear the city’s green and yellow colours.

  • Municipality

    The website of the Municipality of The Hague offers extensive information about the city for residents, students and companies.

  • Things to do

    Check out all the fun and interesting things to do in The Hague.

Innovations for a better world

The Hague is the international city of peace and justice. In pioneering startups and established companies, many people in the city are working on smart solutions for a better world. A perfect blend of doing business and doing something meaningful for others. In The Hague, ‘doing good and doing business’ go hand in hand.

The city is home to a large number of international organisations, both intergovernmental and non-governmental. Entrepreneurs and businesses therefore have ample opportunity to work together on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and new technologies increasingly play a role in this. Innovations are often put to good use within the city and are shared with others. For example, many breakthroughs in The Hague contribute to cybersecurity and systems that are improving sustainability and water management are being developed and tested in the North sea.

Entrepreneurship and doing business are literally at the heart of The Hague. The Hague outperforms all other large cities in the Nertherlands when it comes to bringing together companies, startup incubators, national government and international organisations. The Hague also offers top-quality office space. In the upcoming years, one of the most important city centre development projects in Dutch history for living, studying, working and doing business will be implemented in The Hague.

  • The Hague Business Agency

    THBA offers tailor-made advice to foreign companies considering to establish, relocate or expand their business in The Hague, free of charge.

  • ImpactCity

    Get support, find information and get inspired about doing business in The Hague as a start-up or scale-up at ImpactCity.

  • InnovationQuarter

    The regional economic development agency offers support to companies considering establishing an office in the West Holland region.

In The Hague the future belongs to the talented

You will encounter hundreds of different languages and talents in The Hague. The city’s locals work alongside expat colleagues from all over the world. Local and international students learn from each other in class. If you have a solid new idea, The Hague is the place for you. This is especially true if your ideas are innovative and contribute to making the world a better place. That is what The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, is all about.

The Hague encourages talented people to apply themselves and seize the opportunities presented to them by modern technology. Various renowned universities and colleges offer internationally acclaimed study programmes in the city. Working professionals can choose from a wide range of suitable short courses. There is also an extensive programme as well as designated multi-company buildings to help startups and scale-ups do business successfully. As a global city, The Hague is a great place for internationals to live and work. The Hague International Centre, the point of contact for the international staff of organisations and companies in the region, helps make expats feel at home.

  • The Hague Careers

    This website gives you more information about career opportunities in The Hague and specific job types that are recruited by the city.

  • Student Guide

    Online student guide with all the practical information (future) students of The Hague need to know.

  • The Hague International Centre

    The Hague offers professional services for all international staff and employees in The Hague region.

  • ACCESS

    A community of volunteers provide information and guidance to the Dutch international community.

  • IND

    This Dutch public service organisation assesses al applications from foreign nationals who want to live in The Netherlands or want to become Dutch citizens.

Get together in The Hague

As the international city of peace and justice, The Hague strongly encourages international organisations, knowledge institutions, companies and startups to cooperate and work together on innovative solutions for a better world. With a keen knowledge-sharing culture, the city attracts events organisers and MICE participants from across the globe.

In addition to offering the very best venues, The Hague creates the perfect environment for everyone to get together and achieve results. The Hague has an impressive track record when it comes to organising all kinds of international conferences and meetings.

The city has hosted large-scale, multi-day conferences with world leaders that have required extensive security measures as well as multi-location events with complex logistics. Intimate locations in the historic city centre are particularly suitable for smaller meetings. The Hague truly is the perfect location for any event, small or large.

  • The Hague Convention Bureau

    Get in touch with The Hague Convention Bureau for a wide-range of support for event organisers who are hosting meetings or conferences in The Hague.

  • Venuefinder

    Find the perfect venue for you business event in this overview of all meeting- and conference locations in The Hague.

  • Experience The Hague

    Check out all the fun and interesting things to do in The Hague while attending or organizing a conference.

Centre for international organisations

The Hague has a long tradition of protecting the international rule of law and is known worldwide as the international city of peace and justice. Nowadays, the city is home to over 200 international organisations (intergovernmental as well as non-governmental).

They work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on preventing and resolving conflicts around the world, issues such as security, energy transition, and responsible use of digital technology. In The Hague, international organisations work towards creating a better world.

They do this by cooperating with social entrepreneurs, startups and companies working according to the principle of ‘doing good and doing business’. International organisations and their employees are guaranteed a warm welcome in The Hague and the city helps with finding suitable locations for their office. The Hague International Centre helps internationals relocating to The Hague by providing them with practical support. The city also offers a range of high quality services, education, healthcare facilities and cultural activities in English for the large number of internationals.

  • IGO & NGO Support

    The Municipality of The Hague offers support and advice to international organisations that have their (future) place in The Hague.

  • The Hague Humanity Hub

    A community of NGO’s, academia, commercial enterprises and (intra) governmental bodies focussed on building peaceful and just societies.

  • The Hague International Centre

    The Hague offers professional services for all international staff and employees in The Hague region.

  • The Hague Business Agency

    Get in touch with The Hague Business Agency for tailor-made advice for foreign organisations considering to establish, relocate or expand their organisation in The Hague, free of charge.

A story around every corner

There is always a story to tell about what is happening in The Hague. As the seat of the Dutch government, the city is in the news almost every day. Important decisions about the future of the Netherlands are made in The Hague. As the international city of peace and justice, The Hague is also important to the rest of the world. In the city, international organisations, knowledge institutions, startups and companies work together on innovative solutions for a better world, making full use of modern resources like artificial intelligence or other digital technologies. Complex issues are translated into concrete solutions that benefit people. These kinds of developments result in inspiring, touching stories.

But those aren’t the only kinds of stories the city can offer you. There are also stories about leisure and entertainment. Each year, millions of visitors flock to this unique seaside city. Some spend just one day, while others stay longer. Many of them are attracted by Scheveningen, the most popular seaside resort in the Netherlands. There are numerous other reasons why people visit The Hague. For example, they may be attracted by the wide range of cultural activities or the city’s royal character. Genuine stories told by real people creat impact. The city gladly connects journalists, members of the press and anyone who is looking to tell a special story about The Hague, to ‘experts’ of the city. Our toolkit of free-to-use photos, videos and other resources makes it surprisingly easy to tell an original story about The Hague.

  • Toolkit

    Here you can find a comprehensive collection of images, video’s, texts and other useful materials that can be used for telling interesting and entertaining stories about The Hague.

  • Press

    Contact the press department of The Hague.

Discover the city by the sea

Some places always remain dear to one’s heart. The Hague can be said to be one such place. The city of peace and justice. The city of the cosmopolitan and the beach. From new styles to old masters. From shops to palaces. From exotic cuisines to Dutch fishing harbours. From international jurisdiction to street savvy. The Hague will captivate you with its modern skyline combined with beautiful historical and royal buildings in the city centre. We invite you to discover The Hague as we know it: the ultimate destination.

  • Visit The Hague

    Denhaag.com is thé independent guide for The Hague, Scheveningen and Kijkduin: here you'll will find information about sights, shops, museums, hotels, events to plan your visit.

  • Event calendar

    With events year round, The Hague is the festival city par excellence. Click here to see the the complete festival and event calendar.

  • The Hague Information Store (THIS)

    At The Hague Info Store you can find information and tips on The Hague, Scheveningen and Kijkduin. From attractions to excursions and from nightlife to the secret spots in the city: we are happy to advise you how to make your stay in The Hague complete.

WORKING ON A BETTER AND MORE JUST WORLD

The Hague has a long tradition of protecting the international rule of law and is known worldwide as the international city of peace and justice. The city is the proud host of numerous institutions that work towards achieving international justice, including the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the International Criminal Court.

The city’s special status as the world’s legal capital also attracts government leaders, knowledge institutions, non-profit organisations, businesses and students from all over the world. In The Hague, they have platforms to connect with similar minds, and develop new ideas and innovations that contribute to solving global legal challenges.

The Hague’s judicial organisations are also firmly committed to the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16; promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. In short, The Hague has a strong international ecosystem that works towards creating a better world and more just world.

All of this makes The Hague the hot spot for acquiring and exchanging knowledge and for joining valuable networks. The city looks forward to welcoming new organisations as well as their worthy contributions to this international hub of peace and justice.

  • IGO & NGO Support

    The Municipality of The Hague offers support and advice to international organisations that have their (future) place in The Hague.

  • The Hague Humanity Hub

    A community of NGO’s, academia, commercial enterprises and (intra) governmental bodies focussed on building peaceful and just societies.

  • Shelter City The Hague

    As the International City of Peace and Justice, The Hague became the first Shelter City in the Netherlands in 2012. Shelter city is a network and movement of 17 cities worldwide providing a safe space for human rights defenders.

  • The Hague International Centre

    The Hague offers professional services for all international staff and employees in The Hague region.

  • The Hague Business Agency

    Get in touch with The Hague Business Agency for tailor-made advice for foreign organisations considering to establish, relocate or expand their organisation in The Hague, free of charge.

PEACE AND JUSTICE IN A DIGITAL AGE

Organisations and businesses in The Hague are working on ethical and legal challenges surrounding the internet, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics. The city has a long-standing tradition of protecting the rule of law, yet it is continuing to innovate using new technologies. Solutions embrace the digital revolution in order to put peace, justice and security on a fast track. Here, big data is processed into insights which advance transparency and the accountability of institutions and governments. The Hague is working to keep the world safe from cyber threats and is ensuring that human rights do not end when people go online. Watch the videos below to know more about The Hague as city of Peace and Justice in a digital age.


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