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The Hague International Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in The Hague

For anyone planning a move to or within The Hague on the west coast of The Netherlands, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to The Hague and the surrounding area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in The Netherlands, The Hague’s famous suburbs include Schilderswijk, Zeeheldenkwartier and Statenkwartier.

The Hague has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from The Netherlands mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"There's a lot more to The Hague than immediately meets the eye. The popular perception of the Netherlands' third-largest city is of a stately, regal place populated with bureaucrats and businesspeople. While this is true to some extent, there is so much more: the city's cultural scene – anchored by the presence of the world-renowned Mauritshuis museum and Nederlands Dans Theater (and about to be boosted by the opening of the Spuiplein cultural precinct) – is one of the most exciting in the country; its culinary scene is replete with contemporary restaurants expertly experimenting with modern European cuisine; and its entertainment scene has moved far past the embassy cocktail parties that once predominated, making the party precinct of Grote Markt and the much-loved Paard live-music venue beloved spots for every resident." Lonely Planet

The Hague sits on the west coast on The Netherlands, slightly further down from Amsterdam. It is very well connected, with the neighbouring towns and cities of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Leiden just a short drive away.

The Hague is The Netherland’s coastal gem, with the city having more than 11 kilometres of coastline!

For more facts and figures about The Hague, scroll down to our focus page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in The Hague, The Netherlands?

If you are thinking of moving to live in The Hague (or you already live in The Hague but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in The Hague there is a big choice of high quality The Hague schools, with a number of the The Hague highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in The Netherlands.

The private education sector in and around The Hague features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In The Hague, The Netherlands (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in The Hague and in the suburbs of The Hague by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around The Netherlands and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In The Hague, The Netherlands

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in The Hague, The Netherlands providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In The Hague, The Netherlands

The most popular suburbs in The Hague, The Netherlands and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  The Hague (514,800)

Loosduinen (48,100)

Segbroek (62,000)

Escamp (129,000)

Centrum (104,700)

Laak (40,200),

Scheveningen (55,700)

Haagse Hout (45,000)

Leidschenveen-Ypenburg (48,000)




The Hague is a very popular place to live and many people move to The Hague each year, or to near The Hague and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to The Hague are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the The Hague for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in The Hague and the surrounding area.

Eight Things To Know About The Hague, The Netherlands

> FACT 1:  The Hague is located on the North Sea coast of the Netherlands, and has a long sandy beach called Scheveningen that attracts many tourists in the summer… so better get there early to secure a good spot!

> FACT 2:  The Hague is a city with a rich cultural heritage, with many museums and historical landmarks such as the Binnenhof, the Peace Palace, and the Mauritshuis museum.

> FACT 3:  The Hague is known as the "City of Peace and Justice" due to its role in hosting many international organisations and promoting world peace and justice.

> FACT 4:  The Hague is also home to many beautiful parks and gardens, including the famous Keukenhof gardens that feature over 7 million flower bulbs in the spring.

> FACT 5:  If you’re in the mood to try some traditional Dutch food, The Hague is an excellent spot. With many restaurants and cafes offering international and local dishes, such as herring, stroopwafels, and Dutch cheeses.

> FACT 6:  The Hague is also famous for its traditional festivals, such as the Flag Day, Prinsjesdag, and the King's Day, which attract many locals and tourists alike and are a great day out for the family.

> FACT 7:  The Hague was originally a small fishing village. It only grew into a major city after the Dutch Royal family moved there in the 17th century.

> FACT 8:  Oceans 12 fan? Walk around the city and you may recognise a few of the backdrops as the film was partly filmed in The Hague.

Where To Live In The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or The Netherlands estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central The Hague living to rural, The Netherlands or coast lifestyles, The Hague and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Schilderswijk The Hague, Hofkwartier The Hague, Buurtschap The Hague, Zeeheldenkwartier The Hague, Prinsegracht The Hague, Grote Markt The Hague, Mauritskade Malieveld The Hague, Chinatown The Hague, Bezuidenhout The Hague

Commuting To And From The Hague By Rail Or Road

Relocating to The Hague is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> The Hague To Amsterdam: Amsterdam is about 64 km by road from The Hague via the A4 and driving to the centre of The Hague from Amsterdam normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to The Hague from Amsterdam, with trains taking from 50 minutes.

> The Hague To Rotterdam: The Hague is about 23 km by road from Rotterdam via the A13 and driving to the centre of The Hague from Rotterdam normally takes under 45 minutes. There is a very regular train service to The Hague from Rotterdam, with trains taking from 30 minutes.

> The Hague To Leiden: Leiden is about 21 km by road from The Hague via the A4 and driving to the centre of Leiden from The Hague normally takes under 35 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Leiden from The Hague, with trains taking from 11 minutes!



Nearest Airports To The Hague, The Netherlands

The nearest airport to The Hague is Rotterdam (RTM) which is 16 km from The Hague. Other nearby airports include Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) (under 45 km)




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