Welcome to The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice! The Hague is the government city of The Netherlands and where the Dutch Royal family lives.The Hague has plenty of places which you can explore for free. Some of them are the Peace Palace (a very impressive and enchanting building), Binnenhof (located in the heart of the city, it’s a fascinating complex of buildings), Scheveningen beach and boulevard with lots of restaurants and bars, Malieveld park (a refreshing sight of the city where you can spend some peaceful time and also see deer living there) & Clingendael (if you’re tired of a vibrant city, this is a place to visit!). If you’re a car fan, we definitely advise you to visit the Louwman Museum with collection of famous cars. To get a free access to more than 400 museums in the Netherlands, you can purchase a museum card. For more information about advantages of it and purchase instructions, use the link: Dutch museums.
In order to navigate within a city, you can easily use various types of public transportation. To get train, bus or metro tickets at a lower price, we advise you to get an OV chipkaart which can be used for every type of transport. An anonymous OV chipkaart you can get for free in supermarkets such as Jumbo. To order a personal OV chipkaart, check out the link: OV chipkaart order online. One of the most convenient apps for all types of public transposition is 9292. For android, use the link: 9292 for android. For IOS, use the link: 9292 for IOS.
Coming to the Netherlands, you should keep in mind that there are very strict rules regarding disposal of garbage. To see the guidelines for waste disposal in the Hague and its surroundings, please read the Waste guide for The Hague. To find the closest trash container to your house, use the map provided by the municipality of The Hague: Location of trash containers in The Hague.
The Hague is one of the most multinational cities in The Netherlands. If you would like to meet people from different cultures, we suggest you to check out some communities such as ACCESS, Anglo-American Theatre Group, Expats in The Hague, Toastmasters of The Hague. For more information about international gatherings, check out International clubs & networks.
All in all, we really hope that you will enjoy your stay in Rotterdam and have plenty of memories created!