From 2-4 October 2017, The Hague, the first city in the Netherlands to join the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities
and Communities, will be hosting the Age-friendly Cities Conference The Hague on innovation, health and active ageing.
This conference will give you the opportunity to share ideas and experiences relating to age-friendly cities and
innovations in healthcare with participants from all around the world. The main themes of the conference: diversity,
participation, accessibility, ageing, vitality and ICT, will be addressed by several keynote speakers and in a number
of workshops. The workshops and seminars will be organised at various locations throughout The Hague where you will
be able to see and experience first-hand how the city is making itself age-friendly.
Festive Closing Ceremony at The Pier
In conclusion of the Age-friendly Cities Conference, there will be a Festive Closing Ceremony at The Pier in Scheveningen
on Wednesday October 4th. Here, elderly and professionals will be brought together to participate in various cultural
activities, ranging from theatre to painting. There are many cultural activities in The Hague especially for the
elderly. However, not many are aware of the existence and accessibility. With this event we will showcase a range
of cultural initiatives that take place in The Hague on a daily basis, in order to stimulate own initiative and participation.
The conference is now open for registration.
There are many good quality hotels in The Hague. You can find them through the link below. October is a popular month
to visit The Hague, so remember to book your hotel well in advance.
Travel & transport
The Hague lies along an 11 kilometre stretch of beach on the West Coast of the Netherlands and is easy to reach by boat,
plane, train or car. Rotterdam-The Hague Airport is less than 30 kilometres away and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is
approximately 40 kilometres from The Hague. There are plenty of car parks. Once you've arrived in The Hague it's
easy to get around by public transport: it takes just 10 to 15 minutes to travel from the city centre to Scheveningen
beach by tram or bus. The two train stations are situated in the middle of the low-traffic zone of the city centre.
The Hague city centre is easy to reach by public transport and car. It takes no time at all to reach the centre from
one of the two international train stations, and car parks are easily and quickly accessible from all directions.
Once in the compact, traffic-restricted shopping area you can head anywhere you need to on foot. Or, you can hire
a bike and cycle to the beach within fifteen minutes.
Public transport in The Hague
The Hague boasts excellent public transport. Countless bus and tram routes bring you right into the heart of the
city; just disembark at Spui (in the tram tunnel), Centrum, Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis or Amsterdamse Veerkade. Also,
Scheveningen beach can be reached in no time at all by tram and bus!
Transport during the conference
During the conference transport between the different programme locations, workshops and site visits will be provided.