The Hague International Centre
Published: 29 November 2010 Modified: 06 September 2012
The Hague International Centre is a joint initiative between the Municipality of The Hague, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) and ACCESS. It is the first point of contact for (new) residents of The Hague and has been created especially for the expatriate who is working and living in The Hague.
The Hague International Centre offers a welcome package to new arrivals and forms a point of contact between individual expats and the municipality. It provides information on the services provided by various municipal departments (parking permits, marriages, registration of birth, converting driving licenses, rubbish collection etc.). The centre also supplies basic information on areas including health care and education, for example.
Welcome to The Hague programme
The Hague International Centre offers the 'Welcome to The Hague' programme six times a year. The morning is organised to help give you a better understanding of The Hague and is an opportunity to expand your network of contacts and meet other members of the international community. The best part of the programme is naturally the guided tour through the city historic centre.
Please contact us for an invitation to the next ‘Welcome to The Hague’ programme.
The Expatservice offers an expedited service for highly-skilled migrants who are registered with the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service under the highly-skilled migrant scheme. Highly-skilled migrants can make an appointment with the Expatservice themselves or via their employers for faster registration in the municipal database (GBA) and to receive a Burgerservicenummer (BSN). This accelerated service allows expat employees to start their jobs more quickly.
For more information visit Registration procedures Expats and Highly-Skilled Migrants.
Residents and visitors
The Hague International Centre is not only for the international community in The Hague. Other residents and visitors to the city can come to the centre for more information about the International City of Peace and Justice. One of the facilities available is an interactive screen where you can find information about the various international institutions and organisations located in The Hague.
The Hague International Centre aims to make your time in The Hague comfortable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city.
The Hague International Centre
P.O. Box 12600
2500 DJ The Hague
City Hall (Atrium)
Spui 70, The Hague
Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 hours.
Telephone: +31 (0)70 353 50 43
The Hague International Centre is the new name for The Hague Hospitality Centre and Xpat Desk. Also located in The Hague International Centre is the volunteer organisation ACCESS.
Expatservice (by appointment only)
- news and events
- getting there and around
- nature and environment
- relocation and settling
- education and childcare
- municipality of The Hague
- culture and arts
- products and services
- international The Hague
- introducing The Hague