Municipality of The Hague – Economic Affairs City of The Hague

The municipality is the lowest level of government in the Netherlands. The municipality has an executive function, executing policy which is made at the national or provincial level. The municipality competences include:

  • land management, specifically local zoning laws
  • urban development
  • transport and local infrastructure
  • social affairs, employment and welfare
  • economy and the environment
  • education

The Hague is the seat of government in the Netherlands, and the capital city of the province of South Holland. With a population of 515,880 inhabitants and more than one million inhabitants including the suburbs. The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice: third largest city in the Netherlands, official seat of the Crown and Government, home to hundreds of international organizations and multinationals, and one of the world’s top three UN cities. The Hague Security Delta is European largest Security cluster with 200+ partners.

The Hague, strategically located with excellent connections:

  • population of 500,000 inhabitants and 50.000 expats;
  • strategically located in the western part of the Netherlands, the heart of one of Europe’s largest urban centres;
  • excellent connections by rail, road and the internet to the rest of the Netherlands and Europe;
  • two international airports within easy reach, Rotterdam-The Hague International Airport and Schiphol (Amsterdam) International Airport;
  • The Hague, cosmopolitan city by the sea;
  • pleasant cosmopolitan atmosphere and life style (international workforce, many expats);
  • rich diversity of living environments and ideal mix of cultural and social facilities;
  • largest coastal city on the shores of the North Sea;
  • an- impressive- third of the total surface area is green;
  • home to Vermeer’s Girl with the pearl earring.

Nearby Universities:

  • Delft Technical University
  • University of Leiden
  • University of Leiden Campus The Hague
  • Erasmus University in Rotterdam
  • Open University

The excellent infrastructure, international business climate, top quality educational facilities and the high quality of life, combined with the favorable Dutch tax regime, make The Hague one of the most attractive cities in Europe to set up a business. The presence of international companies such as Shell International, T-Mobile, Huawei, Ericsson, AT&T and Siemens are testament to this.

Municipality of The Hague - Economic Affairs City of The Hague
Spui 70
2511 BT The Hague
The Netherlands

Marijn Fraanje