The Hague

The Hague, in Dutch 'Den Haag', is officially called 's-Gravenhage. It is the international city of Peace and Justice, the third largest city in the Netherlands and the only large Dutch city by the sea.

The Hague is often in the news thanks to the work of numerous international organisations and companies which headquarter here or because of the international legal cases that are tried in the many courts and tribunals, such as the International Court of Justice and the International Crime Court.

But there is more to it than that! The Hague has a deserving reputation of prestige, stature and influence. It’s a place where important matters are discussed, where decisions are made and where alliances are forged. The city is home to the Dutch Royal Family, the Parliament, Nobel-prize winning organisations, numerous international companies and is the second largest UN city. All of this adds to the gravitas of The Hague.

At the same time, The Hague offers surprising and refreshing diversity. Historic and modern architecture harmoniously interlocks in the charming city centre. The inspiring international vibe complements the traditional Dutch way of living which is well known for its enormous respect for social and environmental sustainability. You might also be surprised by the city’s playful side – with its promenades, bars, restaurants and a vibrant cultural scene, something that all our visitors love to discover.

Like no other city in the Netherlands, The Hague offers a unique combination of city life and beach life. Scheveningen and Kijkduin – both boast lovely wide sandy beaches that attract locals and tourists.

Since the UN hosted the first peace conference in The Hague in 1899, the city has developed an excellent event infrastructure which offers customised solutions for unique association and corporate events in The Hague.