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Life in The Hague

The Hague is bursting with culture and creativity and offers students an all-round experience, from galleries packed with Dutch masters to idyllic beaches, parks and buzzing nightclubs. It’s a small-scale, hospitable city with an international attitude. In The Hague, students are in the hub of Dutch politics and international justice. Students graduating from The Hague have a head-start in industry with an international outlook and names of renowned organisations on their CVs.

The Hague is known as the International City of Peace and Justice and has been highlighted globally 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, and is 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.

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