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The City of The Hague

La Haya, ‘s Gravenhage, Den Haag?

The Hague is a city in The Netherlands and also the capital of the province of South Holland. It is the only big city in the Netherlands that lays on the Noordzee.

The government and also the royal house is also located in the center of The Hague and even though The Hague is not the capital of The Netherlands, it sure serves as that title. The Hague also holds almost all the international embassies and ministries.

As of March 2017, The Hague has 526.436 inhabitants, out of which approximately 37.000 are students. 

But what makes The Hague such a sensational city for students?

For students, The Hague has two university campuses and six universities of applied sciences. Among those universities is The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Delft University Campus The Hague, Leiden University Campus The Hague, InHolland University of Applied Sciences and Hotelschool The Hague.

Here are some of the programs you can follow at the institutions in The Hague:

• Hospitality, Hotel Management, and Tourism;

• Economics, Business Market and Finance;

• Communication and Marketing;

• Justice, Law, and Safety;

• Politics, Governance, and Diplomacy.

Besides education, you can also follow courses on Peace, Justice or Governance and Leadership. 

Something really good that students love about The Hague is its proximity to almost everything. The Hague is very close to other student cities such as Leiden, Delft, Rotterdam, Utrecht and even Amsterdam is to be reached within an hour. Living in The Hague then means that you can travel easily from the two airports that are very close by. Who doesn’t love traveling as a student?

The city of The Hague has a lot to offer its students, such as cozy pubs, bars and restaurants, festivals & events, sports, and endless museum opportunities. The Hague has approximately 30 high top quality museums. One Museum you definitely should visit is the Mauritshuis, it has a wide variety of famous Dutch masterpieces, such as the Girl with a Pearl Earring painted by Johannes Vermeer If you’re a lover of museums, it is highly recommended that you get a Museum card, this is an annual membership card that gives you reduced to even free access to about 400 museums across the Netherlands.

If you decide to come to The Hague, whether it is to study, the city may seem small, but it is grand in all the things that there are to do there. 

There are just a few:

• Zip-line down the pier of Scheveningen;

• Visit the TINK winter event in December where the whole city is turned into a winter paradise;

• Madurodam: a whole miniature park of the Netherlands;

• The Peace Palace;

• Binnenhof: Political heart of the Netherlands, and last but not least;

• Mauritshuis: MuseumNational treasures side by side. here you’ll find Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring that hangs alongside masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Jan Steen.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blogpost are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Phryme Magazine.


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