The Hague is a very unique city. It has a beautiful history and it truly is a city of diversity. When you are looking for a city with character, history and a wide variety of museums, galleries, shops and little restaurants, you are at the right address.
Besides this, The Hague is also the city where the seat of the Dutch government and parliament are situated together with the Supreme Court and the Council of State. Also, most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and over 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
The Hague is also the third largest city in the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.
The Hague as a tourist destination
With a multitude of cafés, boutiques and a delectable culinary scene, the city centre is the perfect place to start your tour of The Hague. Beautiful historic buildings, churches and mansions, canals and quaint little houses are all to be found here too. You can take a relaxing stroll through the centre and before you know it, you will find that you have stumbled upon a picturesque little alley, canal or some other unique building. One good tip though is that when you are exploring the city: do not forget to look up! You will find the quaintest façades and rooftops and it would be a waste to miss out on all the 'good stuff'.
Further, one can find an abundance of activities to do in The Hague, like visiting Madurodam (a miniature city), the beach at Scheveningen or at Kijkdijn, visiting one of the many museums or art galleries, go for a walk in one of the public parks or simply wander around town and savour the beauty of our city.
The Hague as a (temporary) home to the expat
The Hague is an international city by nature and with all the international institutions and international organisations, it has become a 'home' to many expats. The Hague has several international schools like The British School, the American School of The Hague, the Deutsche Internationale Schule, the European School of The Hague and the International School of The Hague. The Hague has a very big international community and English is widely understood by most people (including the Dutch).
Anglo Info Netherlands has all the information you will need as an expat moving to the Netherlands.
For more information about the city of The Hague and the municipality of the Hague visit www.thehague.com
For more information about what to do, see and visit in The Hague visit www.citymondial.nl
Tours and more for the explorer
Discover The Hague with a variety of tours in The Hague, including a bicycle tour through The Hague.
For boat tours through the Dutch canals of The Hague visit www.ooievaart.nl
Creative and inspiring tours in order to explore The Hague by means of a art and fun tours, a historic tour, an undercover tour and many more.
Van Kleef Museum
Visit an authentic distillery for a tour through the van Kleef Museum and a tasting. Founded in 1842, this sole surviving jenever and liqueur distillery continues to operate to this day
Haags Historish Museum
Learn everything about the city of The Hague and the history behind it.