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Around the World in a Day

Published: 14 January 2022Modified: 17 January 2022

The Hague will celebrate the city’s diversity during Wereldreis door eigen stad (Around the World in a Day) on Saturday, 19 March 2022. There will be all kinds of different activities.

The Hague is a city where residents with different backgrounds, beliefs and lifestyles live and work together. This year more than 30 local organisations will be open during Wereldreis door eigen stad. They will offer a programme full of activities from tours, workshops, expositions and performances to a city walk. The goal is for residents of The Hague to meet and strike up conversations with new people and learn about each other. It will be a day filled with curiosity, encounters and most of all fun.

The world voyage will kick off at 12.00 hrs. (noon) on Saturday, 19 March 2022. The central hub is on the Grote Markt. You can pick up a programme booklet and start your world voyage from there. You can use the programme booklet to visit organisations and take part in their activities. Apart from the activities already mentioned, there are also:

  • discussions on racism and discrimination
  • a henna painting workshop
  • a hip hop lesson
  • a tour of a religious building
  • a wheelchair dancing activity
    Boxing lesson during Wereldreis door eigen stad
    Boxing lesson during Wereldreis door eigen stad

    The activities are being organised within the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. At the central hub on the Grote Markt you can talk with different organisations about these issues. And discuss what you can do to stop racism and discrimination. It is totally up to you how you take your journey and how much time you spend at the various locations. You can take your journey through the city on foot (with or without a guide) or by bike.

    There will be 3 themes during the world voyage: Religion and spirituality, Discover and stories, and Urban and sporty.

    Religion and spirituality

    In a city full of different cultures there are many different religious and philosophical beliefs. Come and have a look inside a synagogue, Hindu temple, various mosques, churches and spiritual centres. Learn more about the backgrounds and the ways in which residents of The Hague experience their belief systems and spirituality.

    Discover and stories

    During the world voyage we invite you to look and listen to stories of other city residents. People who stand for something special in their community or who want to share a special experience. You can learn something from somebody else and become acquainted with initiatives you always wanted to know about.  

    Urban and sporty

    Do you like to be active and do sports? This is also possible during Wereldreis door eigen stad. For example, you can take part in improv theatre or street sports at the Richard Krajicek playground.

    More information

    Do you have questions or would you like more information? Send an email to info@wereldreisdenhaag.nl.

    Women’s Initiatives Network demonstrated the East African coffee ceremony during an earlier edition of Wereldreis door eigen stad.
    Women’s Initiatives Network demonstrated the East African coffee ceremony during an earlier edition of Wereldreis door eigen stad.