Important: Give yourself as much time as possible to apply for and obtain your visa.
Citizens of nearly 60 countries – including Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the USA and most of Europe – need only a valid passport to visit the Netherlands for up to three months. EU nationals can enter for up to four months with a passport or national identity card.
Nationals of most other countries need a Schengen visa, valid within the EU member states (except the UK and Ireland), plus Norway and Iceland, for 90 days within a six-month period.
Schengen visas are issued by Dutch embassies or consulates overseas and can take a while to process (sometime up to two months). You’ll need a passport valid until at least three months after your visit, and will have to prove you have sufficient funds for your stay and return journey.
Netherlands Foreign Affairs Ministry (www.government.nl) Lists consulates and embassies around the world.
Request an official GLF 2018 invitation letter to assist you in the visa process.
Please note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the Netherlands. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit GLF, Den Haag or the Hague Conference to assist you in obtaining a visa. GLF or its partners will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you.
Getting to The Hague
Located in the west of the Netherlands, The Hague is easily accessible by air, train or road. Both Rotterdam Airport and Amsterdam Airport are a short ride away from The Hague. Rotterdam is less than 30 kilomteres from The Hague and Amsterdam approximately 60 kilometres.
You can take a train from Schiphol International Airport and you can reach the Hague in 45 minutes. Driving would take around 30 minutes from the Schiphol Airport.
Getting around Hague
Getting around by foot is easy. The entire city, from the centre all the way to the beach, can be traversed in under an hour. Over one third of the city is covered with greenery: forests and parks as well as some 70,000 roadside trees. It’s a great setting for getting around by foot and grabbing some fresh air.
Taxis & Ubers
Taxis are also convenient way for travelling short to medium distances in Hague. Most taxi drivers accept payment by cash, debit or credit card. Uber also works in the Hague.
Over 30 bus and tram lines will quickly and safely take you to your destinations in and around The Hague. There’s also a night bus, so you can get home safely after a night out.