Useful Links and Tips for Expats in The Hague

The beautiful city of The Hague has a very rich history. It is the political capital of the Netherlands, but not the actual capital. That honour is taken by Amsterdam, of course. But the people living in The Hague, including the vast number of expats, consider it to be one of the most important cities in the Netherlands, which is possibly closer to the truth than you would think.

The City

While officials do their best to focus on tourists, both national and international, they also especially cater to expats in The Hague. The This is The Hague website can be a great source of inspiration if you are looking for general information about The Hague. Here you can find interesting information about the city and its history. Be sure to check out the “The Hague Routes” section, where you can find a planned route through the city for many different types of walking routes.

The Culture

The Hague prides itself on having a large number of museums in the city. With so many to choose from, you can definitely make a great day out — see the city, absorb the culture, and have an enjoyable day. Be careful though, with so many museums, you might not have time for anything else. On TripAdvisor  you can find a list of the most popular museums and choose the one you are most interested in. And don’t forget to check out the city’s (and country’s!) pride: Madurodam.

The Food

When we talk about The Hague, we are talking about one of the most multicultural cities of the Netherlands, and that is very noticeable when it comes to the food. There are many restaurants from different cultures and different cuisines, so many it is sometimes hard to choose which one to visit. But, since we are in the Netherlands, it might be a good idea to try their cuisine, Right? So, find your favourite in this restaurant list, and try the best the Netherlands has to offer.

The Information

If you find yourself needing to take care of things, which as an expat in The Hague is quite likely, here are some useful websites to help you along:

The City of The Hague Website

You can go here to get general information about the city, make appointments for City Hall, and find general information about, passports, visas, living arrangements, etc.

Must See Recommendations

Want to make the most of your time as an expat in The Hague and mot sure what to do next? Maybe one of these 10 tips will spark your interest and excite you to go and see (or do) something new.

Bicycle Rental in The Hague

Aren’t quite ready to jump into bike ownership? That doesn’t mean you can’t take part in this traditional Dutch activity. Why not try renting a bike instead.


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