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The city is celebrating ‘100 years of Mondriaan and De Stijl’ and is completely 'Mondrianising'.

The Hague – 3 February 2017. Today The Hague is unveiling the largest Mondrian in the world. The painting with the familiar red, yellow and blue surfaces and straight lines is being exhibited on one of the city’s most striking buildings: City Hall. A unique composition, precisely because of the combination of Mondrian’s work and the iconic architecture of architect Richard Meier. The Hague Municipal Council decided to honour the world renowned artist, as Gemeentemuseum The Hague has no less than 300 of his paintings in its possession. The design was created by artists Madje Vollaers and Pascal Zwart of Studio VZ. Over the next few weeks a number of prominent buildings and locations in The Hague will undergo a Mondrian metamorphosis. This unveiling is the start signal for The Hague’s celebration of the theme year ‘Mondrian to Dutch Design’.

Largest Mondrian collection

Lees meer: World’s largest Mondrian painting on The Hague’s City Hall heralds start of theme year

The 9-day The Hague Festival from 15 to 23 July will showcase chefs and restaurants from the city, alongside food and drink producers from the surrounding region.

Supported by the Municipality of The Hague and the city’s hospitality branch, the festival celebrates the quality and variety of food and drink to be found here. Whether it is the freshest seafood from Scheveningen harbour to world-class restaurant creativity, there is so much to choose from for every taste and wallet.

You are welcome all 9 days to enjoy

Lees meer: The Hague Food Festival

The Haagse Wereld Hapjes culinary festival will be held from Friday, 30 June to Sunday, 2 July on the Lange Voorhout. The festival brings together a variety of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world.

Have fun discovering and tasting well known and lesser known kitchens in 1 place. More than 25 Hague-based restaurants will prepare their dishes on the spot and will offer a suitable accompanying beverage.


Lees meer: Haagse Wereld Hapjes culinary festival

What’s so great about being an Expat? We’re glad you asked!

We compiled our list of the Best Things About Being an Expat! 

1. Explore the World

Expats get to quench that feeling of wanderlust all year long. Break down the barriers and start exploring new countries, cities, and cultures all within the limits of your new backyard.

2. Resourcefulness 

When you’re on your own in a new country, you have to learn to rely on yourself to problem solve and create solutions. This sense of self-reliance spills over to your everyday life, becoming a skill you’ll hold onto for life.

Lees meer: The Best Things About Being An Expat

This year’s Movies that Matter Festival will take place from 24 March until 1 April in Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui. The Movies that Matter Festival, the successor to the Amnesty International Film Festival, is an annual film and debate festival about human rights and human dignity.


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On Saturday, 28 January 2017 the centre of The Hague will come alive with the excitement, sounds of fireworks and bold colours of the Chinese New Year Festival. 

To kick off the Year of the Rooster, 2 large-scale celebrations of the Chinese New Year will take place in The Hague: the national celebrations in and around The Hague City Hall and the local celebrations in The Hague's Chinatown neighbourhood.

All the festivities in The Hague are free of charge and open to the public.

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We love our furry and feathered friends, but if you have ever attempted to bring a pet abroad, you know that it is not a simple endeavour.

The work begins at the point of origin. Depending on the host country that you will be traveling to, requirements will vary but may necessitate a long lead time. For example, cats and dogs which will be imported into Japan must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies at least twice, given a rabies antibody test, wait 180 days after the test, receive a clinical inspection and health certificate from the exporting country, and then notify the Animal Quarantine Service of the animal’s arrival at least 40 days in advance of landing. Some countries also require a quarantine period, at the owner’s expense. Fish, birds, reptiles, and other mammals may be subject to different requirements.


Lees meer: Pets Abroad: Rigors versus Rewards