Municipal Department of International Affairs
- 18 December 2014
- 09 October 2015
The Department of International Affairs is the liaison between the city and the international organisations in The Hague.
Bureau Internationale Zaken (BIZ)
2500 DJ The Hague
Tel: +31 (0)70 353 32 04
History of international diplomacy
The Hague has a long history in international diplomacy and in hosting
international organisations. It all started with the first Hague Peace
Conference, held in the city in 1899. Since then, more and more institutions
have been drawn to The Hague.
The city is now home to some 160 international
organisations such as the International Criminal Court and the OPCW, working
towards a common goal: a just and peaceful world for everyone, a world where
opportunities in life are the same for everyone.
The Hague is strategically situated in the western part of the Netherlands. Located in the heart of one of Europe's largest urban centres, the city has excellent rail and road connections with the rest of the Netherlands and Europe. With 2 international airports within easy reach, The Hague's accessibility could not be better.
- Download the Guide to International Organisations in The Hague under The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice.
- Download the 'NGO Roadmap: Starting an NGO in The Hague' if you plan to establish an office for Non-governmental organisations (NGOs).