The Hague: green city in the heart of Europe
The Hague is the Royal Residence as well as the seat of Dutch government. Many international companies and organizations have chosen The Hague, the administrative heart of the Netherlands, to establish their offices.
The Hague is an important link in both national and international transport networks. Most major cities in Europe can be reached by car, train or plane within a few hours. Schiphol Airport, near the financial centre of Amsterdam, is only thirty minutes away. It takes only twenty minutes by car or train to reach the world port Rotterdam. A trip to Brussels, the Belgian capital, takes only two hours by train, and a trip to Paris, the French one, only four hours. A one hour flight brings you to London.
A few facts and figures: greater The Hague has a population of almost 700,000. It has over sixty embassies, five international schools, four hundred restaurants, forty cinemas, twenty theatres, thirty museums (of which the Mauritshuis with its 17th century masterpieces is the best-known), and a great variety of sights like the miniature city Madurodam, the 400 metre long Pier in Scheveningen, and the Peace Palace which houses the international Court of Justice.