How to get there?
The Hague is easy to reach from anywhere in the world. It is located in one of the best regions in Europe with easy access to two international airports and train stations. Furthermore, The Hague has an outstanding and sustainable system of public transport, which makes it easy to find your way around the city. Trams and buses are extremely efficient and punctual, making sure that all delegates will get to their meetings on time.
While the entire public transport network functions remarkably well, an alternative worth considering is walking to your destination within the town. A stroll through one of the sunniest Dutch cities, whether it is alongside the coast or next to the beautiful historic buildings in the centre of The Hague, should definitely be taken into consideration.
From Schiphol Airport
The Schiphol airport is situated about 46km from the World Forum (congress venue, Travel time: 1h). At this airport can take the train, bus and taxi, as well as you can find rental car desks with options around-the-clock there. The train platforms are located on level -1 at the airport.
If you would like to travel by train, please take the intercity to “Den Haag Centraal”. Normally it can be found at the rail track 5 and/or 6. After 30 minutes get out at “Den Haag Centraal”. Go to tram 16 direction “Statenkwartier”, take it and get out at station “Statenplein”. From there the World Forum is only a 7 minutes walk away. Next to that, the option intercity “Den Haag Centraal” is another one.
You can also take the train to “Vlissingen” at rail track 4. After 31 minutes, ride get out at “Den Haag HS”. There take the tram 1 to the direction “Scheveningen Noorderstrand” and get out at station “Den Haag, World Forum (Noord)”. From there you only need five minutes to the World Forum (congress venue).
From Rotterdam Airport
The Rotterdam Airport is about 24km from the World Forum (Travel time: 1h 30m). If you are arriving at Rotterdam Airport and you would like to go to World Forum, please take the bus 33 to Rotterdam Centraal.
When you walk outdoors from the central hall, go immediately to your left. After 50 metres, you will find the bus stops.
After taking the bus 33 drive to the end station “Rotterdam Centraal”. After that take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lelystad Centrum. After 20 minutes get out at the station “Den Haag HS”. The World Forum is only a 5 minutes walk away.
The Hague boasts an excellent public transport system. Over 30 bus and tram lines will quickly and safely take you and your delegates to your destinations in and around The Hague. For instance, it takes you 10-15 minutes to get from The Hague Central Station to World
Forum. World Forum is accessible by public transport from all hotels in The Hague. Most of the hotels are on walking distance of World Forum.
You can buy tickets from the yellow machines with either coins or Credit Card. The machine menus are in Dutch and English. In Dutch these cards are called “OV-chipkaart”.
You can either buy a disposable paper OV-chipkaart, or a plastic reusable one. The paper version is handy if you just want to take a single trip to your destination. If you plan to travel by train more frequently during your stay, it may be more economical to choose the plastic OV-Chipkaart. If you would like to have further information please visit: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/home-1.htm or the official Dutch train site to plan your trip or to get information concerning the different ticket possibilities: http://www.ns.nl/en
Another very practical website is: http://9292.nl/en. This website shows you the shortest way around by bus, train and tram.