The Netherlands has often rated well on many scales, for quality of life for expatriates. Granted many scales measure many different things, and often the results say as much about the people who are answering, and where they are from, that it does about the country itself. One thing is certain though, with the growing international community in The Hague, and the supportive facilities for them – including The International School of The Hague – it is easy to settle and make oneself feel at home in the city.
Besides the support the school offers families – parents and students alike - through Connectors and events around the school, there are many resources for support and information, public and private, catering to the needs and interests of internationals, or as many in the local community refer to, as expats.
Below is a selection of resources through which answers to your questions can be found, or through which you can discover activities, interest groups, clubs which best suit your needs.
Living in The Hague Links
City of The Hague’s multilingual website www.denhaag.nl
City of The Hague’s English language ‘Living in The Hague’ page www.denhaag.com (subscribe to their newsletter for the monthly update on events in the city)
City of The Hague’s international desk www.thehagueinternationalcentre.nl
ACCESS a volunteer based organisation of and for internationals with years of experience answering questions of new arrivals www.access-nl.org.
For questions not answered online or through their Guides contact their Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0900 2 222 377 (costs apply)
Living in The the Netherlands Links
News website providing a translation of major Dutch news items www.dutchnews.nl
All round information website for internationals in the Netherlands www.expatica.nl or www.iamexpat.nl
New Families within our School Community
Information for New Parents The Hungry Mind Centre www.thehungrymind.nl