The Hague is the international city of peace and justice, as well as the political and administrative centre of the Netherlands. This international orientation is also reflected in the people who live here: about half the population are of ethnic minority origin, there’s a bustling China Town and the numerous embassies mean there’s a large expat community. Leiden University’s buildings are all located in the city centre. So, as a student you’re right in the heart of this cosmopolitan city.
Time to enjoy yourself
The Hague has more to offer than just this special cultural and politically interesting environment to provide students with inspiration. There are lots of other things to do besides studying. You can go to the beach in Scheveningen, or one of the many museums or cultural activities. The city also boasts a wealth of charming cafés and restaurants to spend the evening. Why not relax at an outdoor café on Het Plein in the old city centre after your exam? You might even find yourself sitting next to a government minister or MP. And if it’s night life you’re looking for, The Hague has plenty of dance clubs where you can strut your stuff.
Not just studying
The city has a vibrant student community, as it’s also the home of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Royal Conservatoire , the Royal Academy of Arts and Hotelschool The Hague. It has many different kinds of associations and clubs that can enrich your life as a student. Become a member of a study association or student club, join the youth organisation of a political party, combine sports and camaraderie at a sports club, or make friends over drinks at your social club.
Things to do in The Hague
Take a look at one of the many plays, concerts, student parties or cultural events, such as the Food Truck Festival, the Museum Night, Parkpop, the UIT festival and the Tong Tong Fair. Need we say more? Come and experience The Hague for yourself!