Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The developments regarding the worldwide spread of the Coronavirus also has a big impact on The Hague.

The Government of the Netherlands has taken measures against the spreading of the Corona virus (COVID-19)

All eating and drinking establishments in the city are closed. All events with more than 100 people have to be cancelled and in practice most smaller events are cancelled as well. Public locations like museums, concert halls, theaters and sports clubs are closed and all sports matches have been cancelled. Most hotels in the city are still open.

Moreover, the Government advises everyone to keep a minimum of 1,5 meters distance to other people. The current measures are in place until at least April 6.

The Hague & Partners follows the official guidelines of the Dutch government and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and is in close contact with our partners and clients. We recognize the concerns that they have and we will remain at their disposal to answer questions. We aim to support our partners, for instance, by discussing what possible extra efforts we can take when this crisis is over to accelerate our economic recovery.

Visitors
The Hague Marketing Bureau supports hotels, museums, attractions and other partners in the city to the best of its capabilities. We will remain in contact with tour operators and international press via phone and digital means of communication. We are aiming to keep The Hague as a destination on top of mind among potential visitors and we are preparing campaigns that will help convert this attention when the Corona crisis is over.

Conventions
The Hague Convention Bureau is supporting its congress partners. We are pushing strongly with organizers of congresses that are being cancelled at the moment, to move their event to a later date in order to keep the business in the city.

Businesses
The Hague Business Agency closely follows the developments around the world. Now that conventions are being cancelled, we remain in continuous conversation with our clients online. Moreover, we are strengthening our Investor Relations program with foreign companies in The Hague to explore their questions, wishes and concerns.

The Hague Info Store (THIS)
Because of the current measures, The Hague Info Store (THIS) will remain closed until April 6. The Hague Info Store (THIS) can still be reached by phone, email, twitter and whatsapp. Please check the page of the THIS for more information.

Press
All press can contact International Press Officer Stefan Heger: 0031 6868 292 05 / s.heger@thehague.com.