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Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair 2010

A Day to Discover International & Cultural The Hague!

Plan a day trip to The Hague on Sunday, 19 September and discover all there is to do in the region at the fifth annual Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair 2010, in the Atrium of the City Hall. There will be plenty to see and do at this keenly anticipated annual event before heading out with the family to make the most of the attractions that The Hague has to offer.

Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair 2010 is the event for the expat and international community of The Hague region to discover all there is to do in their free time at one time, in one location, and is the perfect opportunity to discover The Hague as a truly international and cultural city. Visitors are also encouraged to make new contacts and connect with locals and other expats in the area. If that were not enough, this unique event provides the perfect opportunity for cultural organisations, sports and social clubs as well as service providers to reach out to the ever-expanding international population in the region.

Still wondering what the fuss is all about? With some 60.000 expats and internationals living in the region, about 150 international organisations, around 80 nationalities and a diverse assortment of cultures and languages, plans to expand The Hague as an international and cultural hot-spot are steadily underway. The team behind the Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair share this vision in enhancing the image of The Hague as an attractive international region offering a diverse range of cultural activities and events suitable for its international residents.

The fair is organised by TheHagueOnLine.com, an English-language daily news and information portal covering The Hague region. The Director of both Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair 2010 and TheHagueOnLine.com, Billy Allwood recognises the importance of information available to all international residents to enable them to feel at home in the city in which they live.

“I certainly wish Feel at Home in The Hague was around when I first came to The Hague 16 years ago. Back then, I found it very difficult to find information about events and social happenings in The Hague region. At Feel at Home, we aim to provide useful information in a range of areas, based on English as a common language for expats and internationals, so that they can get the most out of their leisure time in The Hague region,” Billy says.

Since it established five years ago, the fair has grown to attract people from in and around The Hague who have sought and found useful information and services that have helped them in some way. Being the only event of its kind, the fair has secured its position as one of the biggest and most important international events of the year, proving itself to be a truly useful resource to new and existing internationals in the area.

A significant factor uniting the international citizens residing in The Hague region is the choice of English as a common language. Whether it is finding a sports club for the kids, getting advice about the Dutch health system or being the first to know about the upcoming cultural events, there is useful information in English for each and very visitor. Approximately 150 stand-holders will be present to provide information in the areas of Top Events 2010 / 2011, Heath and Wellness, Property and Travel, Business Services, Sports and Activities as well as Education and Careers.

One of the unique aspects about Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair 2010 is its capacity to appeal to expats and internationals, as well as internationally minded locals and "re-pats," that is, native people who have lived abroad and have returned to their home country with a global outlook.

Each visitor will be given a free copy of the annual Feel at Home in The Hague Magazine, which is filled with useful articles and information about international The Hague. Additional copies will also be sold, with the proceeds going towards the Ethiopian Trade coffee charity project The Meleya Foundation.

Doors open at 11am and tickets can be purchased upon arrival for five euros each. Children under 18 may enter free of charge. Snacks and coffee can be purchased at the restaurant in the City Hall.

Combine a visit to Feel at Home in The Hague - The International Community Fair 2010 with a day out. If planning a day trip around The Hague, bear in mind that the "culinary capital of The Netherlands" is bursting with excellent café’s and restaurants. After exploring the fair and enjoying a relaxing lunch in the city centre, why not discover the many attractions that The Hague has to offer.

If you are new to The Hague and its surrounding areas, have lived here for a while or are just visiting, find out what 2010 / 2011 has in store for culture and leisure, expand your social network and connect with international The Hague at the fair!

IamExpat will have its own stand at the fair. Feel free to drop by and meet us!

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