Goededag, and welcome to InterNations Community of expats in The Hague; one of the Netherlands' most important cities. Our network resources provide a wealth of invaluable information to help from your initial relocation right through to enjoying your new Dutch lifestyle. Our detailed guides will help you navigate the various districts and surrounding cities, and provide essential information on the different economic strengths of the city, among other things. You'll be comforted to know our platform in general and our forum in particular make it easy to connect with other expats who are happy to share tips and give advice based on their own experiences. Ask any question you wish, from "where can I park my car?" to "where are the best sports facilities?"; InterNations opens the door to your new life in The Hague.
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As the seat of the government and official residence of the Royal family, as well as home to the International Court of Justice, The Hague, capital of the Haaglanden region on the West Coast, has often been referred to as the "legal capital of the world" and thus presents legal, judicial, and political career opportunities. Other industries for expats include the oil and gas industry, aerospace, media, software design, science, research, and telecommunications. Obtaining a work permit can be complicated for those from outside of the EU, so check our guide on working in The Hague for more details. Cuisine in The Hague takes advantage of the city's multicultural nature, with international food sold at the Haagse Markt and Chinese dishes available in nearby Chinatown. Traditional Dutch Cuisine is typically made up of vegetables, meat and fish. Cheese and bread are breakfast staples and Snert, a thick pea soup, provides a comforting defense against chilly winters. The Hague is also known as the number one Dutch festival city; take advantage by attending the spectacular International Fireworks Festival and enjoy dancing to Jazz on the Canal festival. Shopping Night sees fashion shows and large discounts throughout the city until midnight, and for local color go along to Vlaggetjesdag, a festival celebrating the arrival of the first herring to the city.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Khobar (Eastern Prov.), InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Finding new friends when relocating can be both tricky and intimidating, but InterNations helps with a variety of events and groups for expats in The Hague. Our members like to meet up to enjoy music, dance, jogging, the outdoors, snooker, and nightlife, to name just a few activities, so you are bound to find like-minded friends. Our community has been established to solve as many problems as possible, so you can confidently move forward to becoming another happy expat in The Hague.