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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to The Hague, they said...

"Think long and hard about how you would live your life, what kind of life you really want. I chose to transition from working outside the home (US) to working at home (writer), so we wanted an urban, Dutch lifestyle. I actually enjoy wandering up to the shopping street to buy my daily groceries and run errands in the late afternoon. We use public transportation for everything except my picking up the kids from school (20 min. away) 3 days a week when they're in the middle of sports and activities (as they're in high school and have tons of homework). My husband walks to/from work, and we're able to eat meals as a family. My friends who live in the 'expat enclave' near the school 1) have no Dutch friends, 2) don't really speak any Dutch and 3) their husbands are 'ghosts' in their families - never around due to long commutes," said a member in The Hague, Netherlands.

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"The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands and is known for its international atmosphere. It is home to many international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Expats should be aware that the cost of living in The Hague is higher than in other parts of the Netherlands. Additionally, the city is well-connected to other parts of the country by public transportation, making it easy to explore the rest of the Netherlands. Expats should also be aware that the weather in The Hague can be unpredictable, with cold winters and mild summers. Finally, expats should be aware that the Dutch language is widely spoken in The Hague, so it is important to learn some basic Dutch before moving to the city," remarked another expat who made the move to The Hague, The Netherlands.

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What do I need to know before moving to The Hague?

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