School Facilities
  • MDMCInside the school we have a 350 seat theatre, The Malcolm Davies Auditorium, which can be used for lectures, assemblies and performances.
  • We have two full sized gyms, with the option to divide them by means of acoustic curtains to provide four separate teaching spaces. The floor markings allow for a variety of sports to be played.
  • There are two fully equipped libraries, ICT suites, science laboratories, art, music, and drama centres, as well as a conference room, classrooms, and a canteen.
  • The canteen seats up to 200 people, and is run by a professional catering company. See the section regarding catering below.
  • In the centre of the school is our "international plaza," which is used for exhibitions and displays.
  • The location of our school provides many opportunities to take learning outdoors. We are only a five minute walk from the sea and dunes and benefit from a range of nearby sporting facilities that we can use – tennis courts, football and hockey pitches, golf course, and even a tenpin bowling alley.
After School Care

An active out-of-school care programme is provided by the Zein Child Care Group and Villa Bloom. They specialise in international child care. They operate a custom made programmes, exclusively for our school. These programmes run 52 weeks a year, 5 days a week and are open on school days from 15:00 to 18:30 (Wednesdays from 12:30 to 18:30) and during all school holidays from 8:30 to 18:30.

Children aged 4-12 can join the programme at ISH for and enjoy first class care as well as a diverse and exciting experience.

For more information please go to www.zeinchildcare.nl or www.villabloom.nl/en

Day care (0-4 year olds)

Expat parents frequently ask us where they can find a child care centre for their younger children (0-4). If you are looking for a day care centre focusing on children from international backgrounds, we can refer you to:
Zein Childcare: www.zeinchildcare.nl
Villa Bloom: www.villabloom.nl/en


ISH Catering | EurestMarkies provides a variety of lunch and snack options for our students and staff.

Students may also bring packed lunches to eat in the canteen. If they do, we strongly urge parents to avoid sweets, glass containers, or fizzy drinks.

Continual Evaluation

  • Our canteen complies with the guidelines of the Centre for Nutrition (Voedingscentrum) and the guidelines for "Healthier Canteens" (Richtlijnen Gezondere Kantines)
  • Every year we evaluate the selection offered in our canteen via the Canteen Scan (Kantinescan) and report the results directly to management. 

Week Menu and Catering Information

Public Transport

Bus 24Bus 24 has 3 services to the Westduin stop in the morning. These are regular services which will start at the normal start point of the Bus 24 route at Mariahoeve Station, but have been extended to beyond the normal end point at Kijkduin to include the Westduin stop near ISH. This concerns the following services

  • Station Mariahoeve 7:10 | 7:20 |  7:30
  • Centraal Station 7:10 | 8:10
  • Gemeentemuseum/Museon 7:09 | 7:25  | 7:58
  • Westduin 7:08 | 7:18 | 7:30 | 7:40

Students from the ISH will not only be able to get on the bus at Gemeentemuseum/Museon but also at the other stops of Bus 24. This is a change from last year. The sooner they get on, the more chance they will have of getting a seat on the bus. The last service to Kijkduin will arrive at 8.23, which means that all 3 services should get the students to school on time.

In the afternoon there are three bus services which depart from the Westduin stop with the following times.

  • Westduin 15:06 | 15:21 | 15:51
  • Gemeentemuseum/Museon 15:14 | 16:43
  • Centraal Station 15:13 
  • Station Mariahoeve 15:13 | 16:43
Bus 26 also stops at the Westduin stop, and Tram 3 stops at Pisuissestraat nearby.

Please note that the school is not responsible for the public transport. If you would like to contact the HTM regarding their bus service please use the following number: 0900-4864636

For full details click here for your door-to-door journey planner.

Click here to find out more about your public transport ticket (ov-chipkaart).

School Transport Service

School Bus Service

The door-to-door bus service available at the International School of The Hague is offered by a company called Achttax, with which we liaise. 

It is available to both Primary and Secondary students. In the Primary School there are various pickups from different locations in the morning and then one pick time in the afternoon which is the end of the school day: 

  • 15:00 every day (apart from Wednesday)
  • 12:30 on Wednesday

If Students in Primary are attending extra- curricular activities after school they will have to be collected by Parents or Guardians.

Secondary Students also have pickups from different locations in the mornings. As Secondary Students have various finishing times in the afternoon, we will have to arrange two different Pick Up times, this might mean that the student will have to wait for the bus.


The School bus service currently operates from the following areas: Den Haag, Voorburg, Leidschendam, Ypenburg, Scheveningen, Rijswijk, Zoetermeer en Voorschoten.

Fees 2019-2020 and Detailed Information

The School Bus Fees and detailed information you will find in the ISH Transportation Guide. Please find the link below. 

ISH Transportation Guide

Applying for a place

If you would like to apply for this Service, please find the link to the application form below.


Bus Application Form

If you have any questions of would like more information please contact Achttax directly at planning@achttax.nl or call tel. 070 3839696

We are not able to guarantee a space on the bus.


Withdrawal of a student from the Bus Service must be given in writing and allow a minimum of 30 School days. You must receive a confirmation that your contract is terminated and even then a pro- rata refund will only be made if another students from the waiting list is available to take the withdrawing student’s place.

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