Den Haag, or “The Hague” is the capital city of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Located near the beautiful North Sea Coastline, Den Haag offers many monuments, historic districts, shopping and more.
Although not the capital of the Netherlands, The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State. Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, which makes The Hague one of the major cities hosting the United Nations. There are many serviced offices located in and around the government buildings. There are many large, international businesses located in Den Haag, including AEGON - one of the world’s leading insurance companies, APM Terminals - the world’s second largest container terminal operator, KPN (Koninklijke PTT Nederland) - a Dutch telephone company, ING Investment Management - an asset management company that is part of the ING Group, and T-Mobile – a mobile network operator that is part of Deutsche Telekom.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Scheveningen is the best known seaside resort on the Dutch coast. It is a great place to go for a suntan and water sports in the summer, and a bracing walk in winter. Apart from the beach, Scheveningen offers many forms of entertainment, such as a cinema, theatre, casino, museums, a bowling alley, shopping promenade, surf schools, sports events and numerous restaurants, beach pavilions, beach clubs and beach parties. With so many civil servants, expatriates, and diplomats in Den Haag, it has become one of the best places to dine in the Netherlands. There are six Michelin starred restaurants available and a multitude of other dining choices. Wox is one dining choice. It is a flashy brasserie in an ultra-trendy venue, offering fashionable Franco-Asian dishes, as well as phenomenal wines with a good selection available by the glass.
Den Haag is located 25km (15 miles) north-west of Rotterdam, on the E19 motorway. The nearest airport is Rotterdam Airport, however daily flights from this airport are limited to London and Hamburg. The main international airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, located 45 km (28 miles) away. It can be reached in about thirty minutes by train. The Hague train station offers frequent service throughout the region and internationally.