The Hague City centre business

Municipal registration and BSN

The Hague International Centre facilitates international business and organisations by offering a soft landing for international staff relocating to The Hague region.
Ministeries in Den Haag

Checklist for setting up your business

This checklist will make sure that you have a good overview of all the things you should consider when setting up a business.

Why The Hague?

The Hague is known as the ‘City of Peace and Justice’, and has been at the forefront of the human rights based system for over 100 years. But in recent years other hugely successful sectors have arisen, including finance, energy, IT; and the security industries. Aside from the exceptional work/life balance and beautiful surroundings, The Hague's job market is very internationalised, interconnected, and a great place to build your career. 

Peace and Justice

Home to the Dutch parliament, the Peace Palace, and the International Criminal Court, The Hague is known globally as the city of peace and justice.


The Hague region is home to major players in international security, including Europol, one of the world’s best-known international law enforcement agencies (alongside Interpol). As such, the area offers many employment opportunities in this sector.


For decades, The Hague has hosted large numbers of multinational energy companies. Recently it has also become a hub for innovative low and zero-carbon ways of producing energy.

IT and Tech

Learn about The Hague as a focal point for data science, IT and tech where global companies, research institutions, and the government collaborate and innovate.


The Hague region is well known for international innovation in the finance sector. Learn more about the area's key institutions, thriving start-ups, and where to work in finance.