The Hague, The Netherlands

Living in or visiting The Hague? Information and useful links for students, locals and tourists.

Information about The Hague

The Hague (Den Haag in Dutch) is the capital of the province of South Holland, the third largest city in the Netherlands, and seat of the Dutch government and the Supreme Court. It is also home to the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and various other important international organisations.

Though The Hague is often overshadowed by Amsterdam in terms of nightlife or cultural activities, partly because it lacks a major university (and hence much student life), in fact this regal city has its own special charms for both visitors and residents.

For example, The Hague hosts some of the most interesting museums and cultural institutions in the Netherlands, such as the Escher Museum and the Gemeentemuseum (home to the world's largest collection of works by Piet Mondriaan).

The city also hosts several interesting festivals each year, such as Parkpop (the largest free open air pop concert in Europe), the Beatstad rock festival, and TodaysArt.

The Hague is also home to Scheveningen, by far the most beloved beach in the Netherlands, which features a large and smooth beach and the iconic Scheveningen Pier.

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The Hague in numbers

 More than 500.000 residents
 Founded in the 13th century
 More than 100 nationalities
 115 embassies and consulates
 More than 130 international organisations
 11 kilometers of coastline
 One third of the city is green space
 More than 20 million visitors per year

Videos about The Hague

CityFilm - Den Haag

The Hague - City of Peace & Justice

The Hague - Your New City

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