How to get to The Hague and where to stay?

Conference participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

The Hague

The Hague is the third largest city of the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Located in the west of the Netherlands, near the coast of the North Sea.

The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State.

The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice. It is the United Nations’ second city, after New York. There are 131 international organisations in The Hague, employing around 14,000 people dedicated to the cause of world peace.

Maps of The Hague


Travel by train

Train stations
There are two train stations in The Hague. International trains stop at The Hague Holland-Spoor (Den Haag HS) and local trains (including from Schiphol airport) stop at The Hague Central Station (Den Haag CS).

The Hague Central Station (Den Haag CS) is in the process of being renovated, and is the biggest train station in The Hague. It is within walking distance of the city centre. It has connections to Amsterdam (45 minutes), Schiphol Airport (30 minutes), Utrecht (35 minutes). Upon arrival, the city centre of The Hague is about a 5 minute walk from the Centraal Station. Leave through the left side entrance (look for the tram station stops) and walk through the glass passageway.

The Hague Holland-Spoor (Den Haag HS) is a 20 minute walk from the Central Station. It has connections by intercity train to Antwerp and Brussels, as well as domestic connections to Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Leiden and Delft. Southbound trains from Den Haag CS always pass through Hollands Spoor. To get to the city centre, walk straight ahead from the main entrance and follow the Stationsweg road through Chinatown, and you will end up right in the middle of town.

There are regular connections from Den Haag HS to Den Haag CS. For information on arrival/departure train times, visit the Dutch railway company.  

By train from the airport
You can get to Tha Hague via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or via Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
The best way to get to The Hague from Amsterdam/Rotterdam Airport is by train. At Schiphol, the train station is situated underneath the Schiphol Plaza in the central hall of the terminal, where there are ticket desks and ticket machines. A one-way ticket (enkele reis) costs € 7,80 and a day return (dagretour) costs € 15,60. Direct trains to Den Haag CS run every fifteen minutes and the journey takes around 30 minutes.
From Rotterdam, trains to Den Haag CS depart every 10-15 minutes; the journey takes around 15 minutes.

By train from the UK
You can reach The Hague by train from the UK in less than 4½ hours. Eurostar speeds you to Brussels in around 2 hours. From here, it is only a further 2 hours by high speed Thalys train on to The Hague. The Hague Holland-Spoor station is just half a mile from the city centre – an easy 10 minute walk or a few stops by bus or tram.


Travel by plane

You can get to Tha Hague via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or via Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
The most convenient wat to travel from Schiphol Airport to The Hague is by train. At Schiphol, the train station is situated underneath the Schiphol Plaza in the central hall of the terminal, where there are ticket desks and ticket machines. A one-way ticket (enkele reis) costs € 7,80 and a day return (dagretour) costs € 15,60. Direct trains to Den Haag CS run every fifteen minutes and the journey takes around 30 minutes.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport
You can travel from The Hague to the Rotterdam The Hague Airport on RandstadRail E and the Airport Shuttle (Bus 50). From The Hague's Central Station take RandstadRail E to the Meijersplein stop. Transfer there to the Airport Shuttle (Bus 50). The bus rides directly to the airport.The shuttle bus rides every 15 or 30 minutes and provides a good connection for the metro and RandstadRail as well as the flight schedule at the airport.

By car

From Utrecht
Take the A12 towards The Hague. The A12 becomes the Utrechtsebaan; follow this road until the end. Turn left at the traffic lights. Follow the instruction below from the Prins Clausplein.

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 the instruction below from the Prins Clausplein.

From the Prins Clausplein
Follow the signs to The Hague while driving over the Utrechtse Baan. At the end of the short highway, turn left onto the Zuid-Hollandlaan. Make sure that you keep seeing the Malieveld on your left hand side. At the traffic lights (T-junction) you turn left onto the Koningskade. Turn right at the stoplights (this is the Korte Voorhout). After this, the first street to the left is the Schouwburgstraat. Parking is possible in the Pleingarage (paid parking).

Public transport

The Hague boasts an excellent public transport system. Over 30 bus and tramlines will take you quickly and safely to your destination in and around The Hague.

Paying for public transport
The OV-chipcard is the most common system of paying for trams and buses throughout the Netherlands. The Strippenkaart was being phased out and the OV-chipcard became the standard in 2011. If you do not have an OV-chipcard, you can pay for your ticket in cash.
Visit the website of HTM for more information about paying for public transport and the types of tickets available, including day tickets.

Taxi
No special night rates apply in The Hague. It is often possible to hail a taxi in the street but you will also find special taxi stands at the train stations and various points throughout the city.
One taxi company, RegioTaxi Haaglanden, offers a price which is between that for normal public transport and a taxi. You can use the service seven days a week between 6.00 and 1.00 hrs. RegioTaxi is available to everyone but is specially equipped for disabled and less mobile passengers. 

gCabs
gCabs are new European 'green' taxis in The Hague. The gCab is a fully electric vehicle, which is clean and virtually silent in use. It's also possible to hire these special taxis for a 1-hour city tour.
Rent a bicycle and OV-fiets

Bicycles
Find out more about renting bicycles and the OV-fiets system in Renting a Bicycle.

Accommodation

We have reserved rooms at these two hotels. When you book your room, please inform the hotel that you are a conference participant. We cannot guarantee accommodation later than the deadlines set by the hotels.

Holiday Inn Express The Hague - Parliament
Lange Houtstraat 5
2511 CV The Hague
Tel: +31 (0)70 820 9980
Mail: info.hagms@hiex.nl
Hotel website

To book your room at the Holiday Inn, please fill out this form before 27 June 2013.

Mercure Den Haag Centraal
Spui 180
2511 BW The Hague
Tel: +31 (0)70 203 9002
Mail: H1317@accor.com
Hotel website

To book your room at hotel Mercure, please return this form before 5 July 2013 to:
Fax: +31 (0)70 363 9398 or
Mail: H1317-re1@accor.com

Visa

In case you need a visa to travel to the Netherlands we suggest you start the application procedure as soon as possible. Read more on the latest visa information.

Please also contact the Dutch Embassy in your country of residence for more information. If you require a support letter for your visa application, please contact Leiden University, AMT at: amt@leiden.edu

 

 
Last Modified: 25-06-2013