The city of The Hague
The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice and the capital city of the province South Holland. It features 160 international organisations. The government of the Netherlands is seated here in the capital city of the province of South Holland: The Hague.
The Hague has a population of approximately 500,000 inhabitants and is located in the west of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands works together with his Queen Máxima at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. In addition, The Hague has the most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and up to 150 international organisations. This includes the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. This makes our government city one of the major cities hosting the United Nations, along with New York, Brussels, Geneva, Bonn, Vienna, Tokyo and Nairobi.
Why The Hague?
Modern Meeting and Conference infrastructure: The advantage for the event industry should not be underestimated: In The Hague Convention Centres, hotels and attractions are very close together. The city has a wide range of restaurants and hotels, from budget to five stars. As a small country, with centuries of experience in the international market, The Hague also has an excellent infrastructure for all major international events.
- The ideal mixture of city and beach: The Centre offers plenty of activities and numerous beautiful historical buildings such as the Noordeinde Palace and the Binnenhof. Besides many beautiful locations, the beach and dunes offer miles of pure nature. The ideal base for a corporate event.
- The Hague – the Royal City: Not only the beach makes this city special, but also the fact that The Hague is the seat of the government, but it is not our capital, a situation that differs from other countries, The Hague is the Dutch parliamentary and governmental city and the capital of the province of South Holland.
- International city of peace and justice: In The Hague, much of time and energy is put into more peaceful, fairer and safer existence. The Peace Palace has been a symbol of international justice for 100 years. The Hague is the place where everything is done to achieve an atmosphere of preventing and solving conflicts
Business events in the Netherlands! Why?
The Netherlands has much more to offer than cheese, windmills and tulips.
That our country is small but diverse makes it a cosmopolitan melting pot of social and cultural opportunities for meetings and events.
With only 40,000 square kilometres this beautiful destination might be small in size but great on attraction and thus perfect for meetings and incentives.
As The Netherlands is virtually surrounded by the north sea, it has a mild temperate maritime climate.
- Easily accessible: One of the reasons for the high accessibility of the country is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. This airport has excellent connections to the local, regional and international airports. In addition, the public transport offers a well-organized network, making it a good alternative to driving in The Netherlands.
- Compact: In a small country such as the Netherlands there are no long travel times to the various locations. Thus you do not lose time with travelling, rest out or to driving long distances. In addition, the public networks for transport and roads are reliable and efficient.
- International Setting: The Netherlands is known as a tolerant country with an international perspective. This is of great benefit for an International Congress or meeting. In addition, the majority of the Dutch population speaks English and can often also communicate effectively in other foreign languages.
- Professional organizers: Thanks to their extensive experience in organizing meetings, you can completely rely on their expertise in organizing international conferences or meetings. The Dutch organizers are friendly, social and decisive.
- Stable economic and political environment: Holland has a very stable economic and political climate. You can organize your Convention here without taking a risk.
- Culture and entertainment: The Dutch cities offer a wide variety of concerts, museums, theatre and dance, as well as other entertainment options. The selection is large enough for wonderful evenings.
- Good price/performance ratio: The price/performance ratio of products and services is excellent. In addition, foreign visitors can recover 21% VAT on services and products.
- Service and hospitality: The Dutch always welcome their foreign guests with open arms. We are known for our enthusiasm, which ensures that international visitors enjoy their stay.
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