The Hague has gone from pit-stop to finish line.
The Hague hosted the Volvo Ocean Race in a short but very sweet pit-stop as the boats raced from Lorient to
Gothenburg in 2014-15. This time around Scheveningen is going not one, but two better – with Dutch fans not
only turning out to host the big 2017-18 finish, but also support their home-town entrant, team AkzoNobel!

The Hague, international city by the sea
Like no other city in the Netherlands, The Hague offers a unique combination of city life and beach life. The Hague is home to Vermeer’s famous ‘Girl with a Pearl earring’ and to the world’s largest collection of paintings by Mondrian. The city’s two seaside resorts – Scheveningen and Kijkduin – boast seven miles of sandy beaches. Getting to the historic city centre only takes you fifteen minutes.The Hague’s bustling downtown area has far more to offer than the landmarks Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, and Peace Palace. Boutiques, cafes, concert and dance venues, galleries, flagship stores, museums and restaurants offer something to everyone who loves culture, shopping and nightlife. The Hague is also the residence of the Dutch King, seat of the Dutch Government. 150 international organisations call The Hague home, including the International Court of Justice.

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