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THE HAGUE (DEN HAAG)

The international city of peace and justice has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. With 11 kilometres of beaches and a lively international community, it is a great place to live.

• 10,000 – the number of people who “polar bear plunge” into the icy North Sea every New Years Day at The Hague Beach • 1913 – the inauguration year of the Peace Palace in The Hague • 300 – the number of international organisations in The Hague • 4 – the number of seasons the weather is perfect for surfing at The Hague Beach • 1 – the number of Kings living in The Hague Why choose between city and beach, when The Hague offers both!? You can smell the sea from the heart of the historic city centre. Step on a tram in the historic city centre and within fifteen minutes you’ll find yourself on The Hague’s eleven-kilometre long beach. The Hague is a cosmopolitan city, and still remains liveable and personal. Everything in the entire city is barely more than a stone’s throw away. No wonder many internationals choose The Hague as their new hometown. The Hague is a mixture of modern skylines with a historic city centre and sandy beaches. Its scenery and activities are as diverse as its residents. With the Peace Palace as its icon, The Hague is known as the international city of peace and justice. Here, tens of thousands of people from all over the world are working every day to build a more peaceful and just world. The city is also the seat of the Dutch government and home to the Dutch royal family. Career opportunities in The Hague are exceptionally diverse. Economic sectors such as Peace & Justice, Security, Energy & Renewables, Finance & Legal and IT & 38

Tech are well-represented in The Hague. Connections between government agencies, commercial enterprises, knowledge institutions and international organisations are easily made in this city. The Hague is a place where you can readily expand your network and exert influence. The excellent cooperation between NGO’s, business, government and knowledge institutions lead to new knowledge and innovative products. For example, in The Hague Security Delta or in The Hague Humanity Hub. In addition to offering so many career opportunities, if you’re looking for a great place to live, The Hague offers practically anything you’d wish for. Combine fantastic shopping in the city centre with a visit to Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring at one of the many museums. Take a long walk in the dunes, picnic in the park or discover the hidden treasures of the Palace Garden to escape the bustling city life. Have a romantic dinner with fresh fish along The Hague Beach, ending the night with a drink at a beach café. There’s no need to be bored in The Hague! Combining affordable real estate with a high quality of

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Expat Survival Guide 2019 – The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

Expat Survival Guide 2019 – The Netherlands  

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

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