About The Hague


Population: 516,000 inhabitants from 180 different nationalities
King Willem I landed on November 30 1813 on The Hague beach in Scheveningen. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was born. Since then, The Hague has been known as ‘the Hofstad’, serving not only as the seat of government, but also as the residence of the Dutch royal family
One of the greenest cities in Europe: 116.000 trees, 885.2 ha of parkland
The Hague is situated between Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam-The Hague airport (30 min by road and rail)
Must sees in The Hague: Vermeer’s iconic Girl with a Pearl Earring painting in the Mauritshuis, the Mondriaan collection at Municipal Museum, Madurodam De Pier and The Peace Palace

City by the sea

11 kilometre beach
Distance between historic centre and “de Pier’ in Scheveningen: 20 minutes by public transport and/or bicycle
70 beach café's

City of Peace and Justice

In 1899, the first international peace conference was held in The Hague. It was the beginning of a special role for The Hague as the international city of peace and justice
Over 50.000 internationals live in The Hague
More than 160 intergovernmental and non-governmental international organisations are housed in The Hague


11 international schools
3750 international students

Tourism and Leisure

61 hotels and 4.079 rooms
20 museums, 14 concerthalls, 2 conference centres
8 theatres, 6 music centres
3.800 shops, 1.700 restaurants/café's


4.75 million m2 office space
The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics:  400 business/organisations,  1.7 mld turnover, employing 13.400 people , world wide growth (cyber)security 8%.