THE HAGUE CITY BY THE SEA • CITY OF PEACE AND JUSTICE
10,000 – the number of people who “polar bear plunge” into the icy North Sea every New Year’s Day at the Scheveningen Beach
CITY BY THE SEA
1913 – the inauguration year of the Peace Palace in The Hague
The Hague is the only large Dutch city by the sea. Just a stone’s throw from the historic city centre, you’ll find an 11-kilometre-long beach. Step aboard a tram and within 15-minutes you can breathe in the fresh sea air, engage in seasports all year round, or dine by the beach in summer.
480 – the number of international organisations in The Hague and region 4 – the number of seasons where the weather is perfect for surfing 1 – the number of Kings living in The Hague The Hague distance to: Schiphol Amsterdam: 44 km • Rotterdam-The Hague Airport: 18 km • Stena Ferry to England: 20 km Population: 540.000 • International residents: 60.000 • International students: 10.000+ • Nationalities: 180
The Hague is a blend of modern skyscrapers and rich historical architecture, complete with white sandy beaches. A cosmopolitan city with a vibrant international community and a robust business climate. It’s the city where people enjoy quality of life while working towards a better world. Home to the Dutch royal family and the seat of the government, The Hague is where important decisions affecting the future of the country are made every day. This is why companies, students, embassies and nonprofit organisations choose to establish themselves here. Because in The Hague, you can expand your network, effect change, and make a difference in the world.
CITY OF PEACE AND JUSTICE The Peace Palace is at the centre of a robust Peace and Justice sector, where international governing bodies such as the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, and OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) also call home. Experts from all over the world converge here to work collectively to solve global problems, and tens of thousands of people work towards a more peaceful and just world. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES Among the Dutch ministries, multinational organisations like Shell, Total, Siemens, Huawei, Aegon and the NN Group have also established headquarters in The Hague region. The close proximity facilitates connections between government agencies, commercial enterprises, knowledge institutions and NGOs; helping businesses to expand their network and build influence.
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