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Top things to see and do while attending HPE Technology and Solutions Summit 2018 in The Hague

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Next week, March 20-23, we are hosting HPE TSS in Den Haag, one of the most extraordinary cities in the Netherlands. Not just because it is the government city, but also because of its many monuments, historic districts and its location near the beautiful North Sea coastline. The Hague is also known as 'the Royal City by the Sea’ and is called ‘the residence city’. Although heavily known for being the home for the U.N.’s International Court of Justice, The Hague is a stately, regal place filled with embassies and mansions, green boulevards and parks, a refined culinary scene, a clutch of fine museums and a sybaritic cafe culture.

Pack for the weather

Make sure to check the weather and pack appropriate clothing.

Currency

The Netherland’s currency is Euro (€).

Getting to the World Forum and HPE TSS Hotels

There will be no organized airport shuttles for transfer to the Hague. Train is available from airports to the venue.

From Schipol airport

The first train from Schipol airport to Den Haag HS departs at 00:27 and the last train departs at 23:57. Some of the early morning and late night trains may be sleepers. There are 52 direct trains from Schipol airport to Den Haag per day and a total of 91 trains running daily to Den Haag. The average journey time is 29 minutes with the fastest journey time of 24 mins with an average cost of €10.70. Every 15 minutes there is a train to Den Haag from Schiphol. Please click here for further information.

From Rotterdam Airport

Unlike the train station at Schipol airport which is housed within the airport but it is still easily accessible by taking a bus direct to Rotterdam Central station. When you walk outdoors from the central hall, go immediately to your left. After 50 meters, you will find the bus stops. RET bus line 33 travels to Rotterdam Central Station and to Metro Station Meijersplein. From Meijersplein station, you can get to Rotterdam Central Station via RandstadRail in 7 minutes, and to The Hague Central Station in 27 minutes. The first train departs from Rotterdam Central station at 00:29 and the last depart is at 23:59. The fastest direct train from Rotterdam Central to Den Haag is around 19 minutes, a distance of around 19km and average fare of €6 one way. Trains run every 10 – 15 minutes from Rotterdam to den Haag. Please click here for more information regarding trains from Rotterdam. A taxi costs around €50.

The Hague Attractions

Top choice museum

MauritsMauritshuisMauritshuishuis : For a comprehensive introduction to Dutch and Flemish Art, visit the Mauritshuis, a jewel-box of a museum in an old palace and brand-new wing. Almost every work is a masterpiece, among them Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

 

 

Top choice palace

BinnenhofBinnenhofBinnenhof: Binnenhof's central courtyard (once used for executions) is surrounded by parliamentary buildings. The splendid 17th-century North Wing is still home to the Upper Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. The Lower Chamber formerly met in the ballroom, in the 19th-century wing; it now meets in a modern building on the south side. To see the buildings you need to join a tour through visitor organisation ProDemos. Afterwards, stroll around the Hofvijver, where the reflections of the Binnenhof and the Mauritshuis have inspired countless snapshots.

Top historic site

 VredespaleiVredespaleisVredespaleiss: The UN International Court of Justice is housed in the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace). A visitor centre details the work of the organisations within. Hour-long guided tours are sometimes offered, but if the courts are in session they are cancelled – check first; you need to book ahead (security is strict). Take tram 1 from HS.

 

 

 

Beach in The Hague

 ScheveningenScheveningenScheveningen: The long beach at Scheveningen, pronounced – if possible – as s'CHay-fuh-ninger, attracts nine million visitors per year. It's heavily developed, with numerous cafes elbowing each other for space on tiers of promenades by the beach.

 

 

Dinner time

Dining options on Denneweg include stunning tapas-style dishes at Oker (along with Ociëtra caviar if you're feeling decadent), and house-speciality marinated spare ribs at long-standing local favourite Taveerne de Resident.

Hidden down a nearby lantern-lit alley, Restaurant Allard is a jewel serving outstanding contemporary cuisine such as seared scallops with wasabi mousse or charred ribeye with truffled mash and burnt-butter tarragon sauce, at exceptionally reasonable prices in exposed brick surrounds.

We are Social!

Make sure to use the hashtag  #HPETSS on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or whatever social app you’re using, tag all your posts & share the excitement with us!

I hope I’ve provided you with a great selection of things to do while in The Hague.

What are you looking forward to the most during your stay in the Hague ? Do you have a favorite spot that isn’t on our list? Please share it in the comment section below.

We look forward to seeing you in March 20-23! 

 

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Alex_Katsila

I’m an Activation Lead and working in the IT industry for almost 10 years now. I love Instagram, blogging and sharing fascinating stories about our HPE sales, presales and channel partners.

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