The Hague

Situated on the Netherlands’ western seaboard, The Hague enjoys a reputation as a hub for commerce and trade. The town of over 475 000 inhabitants has retained its relaxed small-town charms that make it a good choice for families. For those in search of big city lights, Amsterdam is only 60 kilometres away. For those looking to relax at the beach, or go sailing or surfing, the most attractive beaches in the entire country are only minutes away. And globetrotters will find the international airport Schiphol at only 40 km.

The Hague plays host to the main international embassies and consulates in the Netherlands, and is known for its warm welcome to travellers from across the globe. King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands lives and works here. So while the official crown of "Capital City" rests securely with Amsterdam, The Hague is the actual seat of government. No reason to boast, though. Inhabitants of The Hague prefer to enjoy their wonderful town in peace and quiet, leaving big city bustle to the capital.

Nearly 2 700 people work for the EPO in The Hague. 

EPO facilities

  • cafeteria
  • canteen
  • crèche
  • bank
  • sport and fitness facilities
  • press shop
  • travel agency

Useful information

Tourist information 
Hofweg 1 
PO Box 85456 
2500 CD The Hague 
Telephone: (+31) (0)900 340 35 05 [EUR 0.45 per minute] 
Fax: (+31) (0)900 352 04 26 

Information about public transport and hotels in The Hague and directions to the EPO buildings are available on the contact page.