At The International School of The Hague we pride ourselves in our rich and diverse community. We are, after all, in the International City of Peace and Justice which provides our school with the perfect environment to promote our curious, connected, and compassionate mission and values

I truly feel at home here, unlike any other place I have lived. It's easy to get around. I love riding the "bakfiets" with my kids. It's comforting to know that I can make myself understood in English when I need to.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands is a wonderful place to live and work. The Netherlands is a clean, safe and open-minded country. They have good arrangements for health care and social services, as well as the education system.

 

Houses of Parliament and Hofvijver

The Hague

Our school is situated in Den Haag, also known as The Hague. It is regarded as the International City of Peace and Justice. It is home to many embassies and international organizations. 

At just a quick tram ride from the school The Hague city centre has character etched into the cobblestone streets and the square with the houses of parliament that you can walk through and occasionally bump into the prime minister. 

Public Transport

The areas around the school provide many wonderful places to live, that are all well connected by public transport to the school and the city centre. 

In The Hague there are buses and trams, which you can use by scanning the "OV-Chipkaart".  At each door of the bus and tram there is a machine to scan your card to go on and off. 

Tram in the Centre
family on bikes and bakfiets in the dunes

Bike Culture

And of course the Netherlands is the country of bicycles! The Hague is no exception. The city centre provides free supervised bicycle parking places. The roads are safe, and almost all are furnished with a separate bike path. The Dutch tend not to wear helmets, but the culture is shifting to it being more acceptable to wearing a helmet.  

Kijkduin

The school itself is situated in the seaside quarter of Kijkduin. In just a quick walk you are on the beach or the surrounding dunes. This gorgeous natural area provides trails all the way from Scheveningen port to Hook of Holland. 

If you love sport on the seaside, The Hague provides ample opportunity to enjoy the seaside culture with surfing, kite surfing, sailing, and more.

beach at kijkduin