Everything about The Hague

More than 500,000 people with more than 180 different nationalities live in The Hague. The Dutch government has its seat at the Binnenhof and the royal family is also well represented in The Hague. As a result, many international organizations and companies are active in The Hague.

The city breathes culture and bears witness to a rich history. Characteristic for The Hague is the very bustling atmosphere with a humorous no-nonsense mentality. Governments from different countries have their embassies in The Hague, conferences are held regularly and The Hague also scores well in the field of tourism.

City on the dunes

Residential and work palaces of our royal family, international courts of justice, museums and historic buildings, you will find it all in the Hofstad. The Hague is uniquely located, almost adjacent to the North Sea. With the two seaside resorts Kijkduin and Scheveningen less than 10 minutes from the center, our beautiful city offers almost instant relaxation.

Get some fresh air on the beach. The Hague beaches are open to the public during all seasons. Especially in summer, a relaxing dip in the sea or a walk along the boulevard is a normal and almost daily outing for the locals of The Hague. With a visit to the prestigious Kurhaus and a walk on the pier of Scheveningen you will have a beautiful day.

Eating out and shopping in The Hague

Are you a lover of good food? In the culinary field, The Hague is at home in all cuisines. With hundreds of restaurants and eateries you can enjoy a worldly meal from every corner of the world. Due to the still strong connection between The Hague and the former Dutch East Indies, the authentic Indonesian cuisine is fully represented.

Are you interested in Dutch culture and would you like to know more about it? At the American Book Center, a well-known hotspot for expats in The Hague, you will find a variety of humorous and serious books about Dutch customs and habits. You can also find English, German and American newspapers and magazines here.

Shopping in The Hague is a godsend for shopaholics. A day in The Hague is not complete until you settle down in one of the brasseries after your shopping tour through the historic center. Would you like a delicious and well-deserved beer or cup of coffee? A “Haagse Kakker” or a tasty “Haagse Hopjes” pastry should of course not be missed. By the way, the shops in The Hague are open 7 days a week and you can shop safely, the center is completely car-free.