Words of welcome

As the international city of peace and justice, The Hague is home to leading institutions such as the ICC (International Criminal Court), the UN International Court of Justice, and OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons). Multinationals like Shell and Siemens are situated in this city too, just like the widely acclaimed Gemeentemuseum’s Mondriaan Collection, the work of Johannes Vermeer in the Mauritshuis and the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT).

The Hague provides a window to the world, a warm and safe environment, and the convenience of having everything within arm’s reach. This portal will show you your way around the city, from the cheery downtown bars to the vibrant beach. It will guide you through day-to-day situations with practical information but also offers a cultural and historical background of The Hague and The Netherlands. The portal is our way of reaching out to you and we are delighted to have you as our guest. Aside from everything this city has to offer to you, we believe that you are adding a lot of value here too. We hope you will enjoy your time here in The Hague!

Saskia Bruines
Deputy Mayor of Knowledge Economy, International Affairs, Youth and Education