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02. Facts & Figures


GENERAL:

Population: 516,000 inhabitants from 180 different nationalities

King Willem I landed on November 30 1813 on The Hague beach in Scheveningen. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was born. Since then, The Hague has been known as ‘the Hofstad’, serving not only as the seat of government, but also as the residence of the Dutch royal family

One of the greenest cities in Europe: 116.000 trees, 885.2 ha of parkland

The Hague is situated between Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam-The Hague airport (30 min by road and rail)

Must sees in The Hague: Vermeer’s iconic Girl with a Pearl Earring painting in the Mauritshuis, the Mondriaan collection at Municipal Museum, Madurodam De Pier and The Peace Palace

 

CITY BY THE SEA:

11 kilometre beach

Distance between historic centre and “de Pier’ in Scheveningen: 20 minutes by public transport and/or bicycle

70 beach café's

 

CITY OF PEACE AND JUSTICE:

In 1899, the first international peace conference was held in The Hague. It was the beginning of a special role for The Hague as the international city of peace and justice

Over 50.000 internationals live in The Hague

More than 200 intergovernmental and non-governmental international organisations are housed in The Hague

 

STUDENTS/EDUCATION:

11 international schools

3750 international students

 

TOURISM AND LEISURE:

61 hotels and 4.079 rooms

20 museums, 14 concerthalls, 2 conference centres

8 theatres, 6 music centres

3.800 shops, 1.700 restaurants/café's
 

BUSINESSES:

4.75 million m2 office space

The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics:  400 business/organisations,  1.7 mld turnover, employing 13.400 people , world wide growth (cyber)security 8%.

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