Travel

Getting Here

Located in the west of the Netherlands, The Hague is easily accessible by air, train or road. Rotterdam is less than 30 kilometers from The Hague and Amsterdam approximately 60 kilometres. Major cities close to The Hague include Brussels, London and Paris, and there are trains to all major destinations.

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By air
The international airports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam The Hague are just short distances away from The Hague.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes and by public transport in about 45 minutes. A total of around 150 European airports and more than 100 intercontinental airports operate direct connections to Amsterdam, with more than 3,500 flights a week.

For business travellers visiting The Hague from abroad, flying to Rotterdam-The Hague Airport is another convenient option, with the airport located only around 20 minutes from the city by car and approximately 45 minutes by public transport. The fast check-in and check-out procedures enable travellers to save time. The airport operates scheduled services to and from a wide range of European destinations. For more information on the destinations that can be reached from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, please visit www.rotterdamthehagueairport.nl/bestemmingen.


By train
The Hague has two international and well-equipped train stations. Trains from Hollands Spoor Station leave for Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Belgium and France. Trains for Utrecht and Germany leave from The Hague Central Station. Both train stations operate a direct service to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

From The Hague Central Station (CS) take tram no. 17 to World Forum. You get off at the Statenplein stop (5 minutes’ walk).

From The Hague Hollands Spoor (HS) take tram no. 17 (get off at the Statenplein stop, 5 minutes’ walk) or take tram no. 1. (get off at the World Forum stop).

futuristic subway station platform in The Hague

By car
From Utrecht / Amsterdam
Take the A12 towards The Hague. The A12 becomes the Utrechtsebaan; follow this road until the end. Turn left at the traffic lights. Now you are on the Zuid Hollandlaan. At the end, turn right at the traffic lights. You are now on the Koningskade, which becomes the Raamweg. Drive under the viaduct, and immediately go right around the bend onto the Hubertus Viaduct. You are now on the Prof. B.M. Teldersweg and this becomes the Johan de Wittlaan. Follow the signs for the World Forum and park in one of the underground car parks.

From Amsterdam / Leiden
Take the A44 towards Den Haag N44. Just behind the city of Wassenaar, take exit Den Haag/Scheveningen N14. As you follow this road, you enter the Hubertus tunnel. Continue straight on when you exit the tunnel and follow the Prof. B.M. Teldersweg. This road becomes the Johan de Wittlaan. Follow the signs for the World Forum and park in one of the underground car parks.

From Rotterdam
From the A13 you follow the signs towards ‘Amsterdam’ (=A4) on the roundabout Ypenburg. At the Prins Clausplein follow signs for ‘Den Haag/Voorburg’. You drive over the viaduct and follow the signs for The Hague. You are now on the Utrechtsebaan; follow this road until the end. Turn left at the traffic lights. Now you are on the Zuid Hollandlaan. At the end, turn right at the traffic lights. You are now on the Koningskade, which becomes the Raamweg. Drive under the viaduct, and immediately go right around the bend onto the Hubertus Viaduct. You are now on the Prof. B.M. Teldersweg and this becomes the Johan de Wittlaan. Follow the signs for the World Forum and park in one of the underground car parks.

exterior of The Hague's modern city hall at dusk

 

Public transport

If you plan to use a tram or bus within the City of The Hague more often, you may consider buying an “OV-chipcard”. This link provides information on use of the public transport in The Hague. Please click here to plan your journey.

You can also buy an OV-chipcard during conference hours at the booth of Tourist Information The Hague at the World Forum.

 

Getting around in The Hague

Walking
Getting about by foot is easy. The entire city, from the centre all the way to the beach, can be traversed in under an hour. Over one third of the city is covered with greenery: forests and parks as well as some 70,000 roadside trees. It’s a great setting for getting around by foot and grabbing some fresh air.

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Go Dutch and travel by  bike – the perfect way to discover vibrant The Hague and Scheveningen. A limited number of bikes will be available just outside the World Forum Convention Centre, reservations can be made at the The Hague Tourist desk (booth 26). It is possible to rent a bike for one day or a couple of days. If you would like to be certain of a bike, please arrange your bike in advance through the website.

Public transport
The Hague boasts an excellent public transport system. Over 30 bus and tram lines will quickly and safely take you to your destinations in and around The Hague. There’s also a night bus, so you can get home safely after a night out.

Taxis
Special night rates do not apply in The Hague. It is often possible to hail a taxi in the street, but you can also find special taxi stands at the train stations and various points throughout the city. You can reliably order a taxi by telephone too.

 

This is The Hague: Tourist Information Available!

The Tourist Office of the city of The Hague will be present at the ECCB 2016. A friendly hostess will give you all the information you need. Of course the hostess can inform you in detail about all the beautiful attractions, the interesting museums and the international shopping possibilities in The Hague. She can also make restaurant reservations, call a taxi, answer questions about public transport and arrange public transport tickets. In short, you are in good hands with our hostess.

More information you will find on http://denhaag.com/en.