The Hague is known as the International City of Peace and Justice and has regularly been under the eyes of the world thanks to several high-profile cases. The city has a reputation for diplomacy and globalism, especially given that the city is home to the primary judicial arm of the United Nations.
Despite its somewhat serious reputation, The Hague is still a city that knows how to have fun. The beach offers entertainment, including the SkyView Eye, a structure similar to the London Eye, which provides some of the best views of the city. The beach is also a popular spot for surfers. The city is also home to several excellent theatres, live music venues, and Parkpop, Europe’s largest free festival.
The Hague is also a very green city with 990 acres of woodland, 70,000 roadside trees and 1,120 scenic cycling routes. Ideal for bicycle trips to the Palace Gardens, Haagse Bos forests or Westduinpark dune land.
Why Choose The Hague
- There are more than 180 nationalities living in The Hague
- Trials at The Hague are open for public viewing – great for law students
- The Hague is known as the Netherland’s Royal City
- It’s the third largest city in the Netherlands
- The Hague is the only city outside of New York with a UN main body
- The Dutch Parliament is also located in The Hague
- Home to more than 200 international organizations and knowledge institutions