The Hague is the international city of peace and justice, and home to leading institutions such as the International Criminal Court, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations’ top legal instrument, the International Court of Justice. But multinationals like Shell and Siemens are equally at home here. The Gemeentemuseum’s Mondriaan Collection, the work of Johannes Vermeer in the Mauritshuis and the Nederlands Dans Theater – these too are known around the world.
The Hague provides a window to the world, but at the same time it is a cosy and safe environment, in which everything is compact and within easy reach. You’ll discover this. This booklet will show you the way. Find your way around the city, along the coast and to the cosy bars. Read the practical information on everyday issues as well as cultural and historical background on The Hague and the Netherlands. It is our way of reaching out to you. Be our guest – that’s what we’re trying to say! The city has a lot to offer you and the reverse is also true. So: enjoy your time here in The Hague.
INGRID VAN ENGELSHOVEN
Deputy Mayor of Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education