The Hague can be conveniently accessed from anywhere in the world, located close to two international airports and various train stations.
Schipol Airport (AMS)
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is the main international airport in the Netherlands, operating flights from more than 350 destinations worldwide. The airport is located south of Amsterdam, about 44 km from The Hague.
To and from Schipol Airport
There are frequent direct trains from the airport arrivals terminal into Den Haag Centraal (The Hague central station). The trip takes about 30 minutes.
Tickets are purchased in the arrivals hall, then the trains depart one level down. Check the monitors for departure information.
Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall; follow the yellow signs to reach the official taxi stand. Taxis run on a meter and can be paid with cash or credit cards.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is a smaller airport than Schiphol, with flights from around 40 European destinations. The airport is located 26 km from the city centre of The Hague.
To and from Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Using public transport is the easiest option to get to and from the airport. From the airport bus station, take Bus Line 33 towards Meijersplien. At the last stop, take the metro rail line E towards Den Haag Centraal (The Hague Central Station). The trip takes about 45 minutes.
The IB encourages participants to consider travelling by international train. The Hague is well connected to cities in all neighbouring countries. Please check your national train service website for information on international tickets.
Public transport in The Hague
The Hague has an outstanding public transportation system, which makes it easy to find your way around the city. For more information, please visit The Hague’s transport website.
The conference venue, World Forum, is within walking distance of various tram stops.
From Den Haag Holland Spoor (HS), take tram 1 (direction Scheveningen Noord) and get off at the World Forum stop.
From Den Haag Centraal (The Hague central station), take tram 16 (direction Statenkwartier) and get off at the Statenplein stop.
From Den Haag Centraal, take the 28 bus (direction Zuiderstrand) and get off at the World Forum stop. Note that this is the closest public transport stop for the conference centre.
Plan your routes easily via this public transport route planner.
Cycling in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is famous for its cycling culture, so why not join the Dutch and get on your bike? Cycling is easy in the Netherlands. There is a comprehensive network of cycle paths, rules that make cycling safe for all and the terrain is flat. Many hotels have their own bikes for hire and, if not, reception staff will always be able to recommend a local bike hire company.
Note that rental bikes may be offered with standard hand brakes operated from the handlebar or coaster brakes, which work by pedaling backwards.