GENERAL INFORMATION

Venue

World Forum is a full service international convention centre located in The Hague between the beach and city centre and is only a 30 minutes’ drive from two international airports. It offers the largest auditorium, the King Willem Alexander, in The Netherlands, and many breakout rooms. With a brand new look and feel after the finalized investment of almost 28 million euro (finished in 2016), World Forum is ready to host ECHA 2022!

World Forum The Hague

Churchillplein 10

2517 JW The Hague

The Netherlands

World Forum The Hague is close to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, one of the most important airports of Europe. You can reach The Hague by train within 30 minutes.

Route description by Public Transport

From The Hague Central Station (CS):
Take tram no. 16 direction Statenkwartier. You get off at the Statenplein stop. The walk is roughly 9 minutes to World Forum. Check the maps widget below to show the route by foot to World Forum. You can enter Zipcode 2582 EX to check the route.

From The Hague Hollands Spoor (HS):
Take tram no. 1 direction Scheveningen Noord. You get off at the World Forum stop. The walk is roughly 5 minutes to World Forum. Check the maps widget below to show the route by foot to World Forum. You can enter Zipcode 2582 EX to check the route.

 

Plan your journey to World Forum:

The Hague

With the most historic sites per square meter in the Netherlands, The Hague oozes culture and history. This city has a prominent place in both Europe and the world. Visit The Hague monuments such as the Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, and the Peace Palace.

What can you see in The Hague? What not, we can say! In that respect, the royal city has a prominent place in Europe and the world. Visit highlights of The Hague such as:

Museums

There is so much to see and experience in the city by the sea, you certainly will not get bored. Do you want to soak up culture? Then there are several museums where you can spend a lot of hours. Here are a few suggestions:

A museum for modern art and crafts. The museum is best known for its collection of works by painters of the Hague School, Mondrian, Picasso, Van Doesburg, Monet and Toorop. The current building, designed by the Dutch architect Berlage, was opened in 1935. This museum is on walking distance from the World Forum.

This beautiful house has been a museum since 1822, with mainly paintings from the Golden Age. The permanent collection includes Girl with a Pearl Earring and View of Delft by Johannes Vermeer, ‘Soo fed sung, soo na pept’ by Jan Steen, The bull by Paulus Potter and The anatomy lesson by Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt van Rijn.

A unique museum for automobiles. The museum aims to provide a picture of what the automotive industry has produced since 1887.

An impressive cylindrical panorama painting, about 14 meters high and with a circumference of 120 meters. The painting, which is one of the oldest surviving panoramas in the world, is a view of the North Sea, the dunes, The Hague and Scheveningen.

A private museum for modern and contemporary art on the Estate Voorlinden in Wassenaar. It houses the art collection of Joop van Caldenborgh, the largest private art collection in the Netherlands.

An art museum on Lange Voorhout. It is housed in the Palace Lange Voorhout, dating from 1764, and since 2002 has housed a permanent exhibition devoted entirely to the work of the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher.

A museum on the Korte Vijverberg about the rich history of The Hague. The museum is located in the former Sint Sebastiaansdoelen.

A museum in the field of photography. The museum was founded in 2002 as part of the Kunstmuseum Den Haag. It organises approximately six exhibitions per year on the most diverse periods, disciplines and genres of photo history, often focusing on people.

A medieval prison. The museum has been located in the building since 1882. The prison gate is close to the Inner Court – Hall of Knights and the Court Pond.

A popular science museum with collections on diverse subjects such as geology, biology, history and much more. The Museon is located between the Kunstmuseum and the Omniversum, on walking distance from the World Forum.

This gorgious collection is shown next to the former home of Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915), painter of seascapes, among other things. Besides being a painter, Mesdag was a great art collector. He had a museum built for his exceptional collection. He built this museum right next to his home and opened it to art lovers in 1887.

There are many more museums to visit, too many to mention here. Click here for an overview of all museums in The Hague and surroundings.

Hotel booking

Preferred Hotel Reservations has been appointed as the official housing agent for ECHA 2022. They negotiated special rates and conditions at the selected hotels for participants of the conference.

Visa

For a visit to the Netherlands up to 90 days, tourists from nearly 60 countries only need a valid passport (including most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, and Japan). Nationals of most other countries need a Schengen visa, named after the Schengen Agreement that eliminated passport controls between 26 EU member states.

Please keep in mind that a visa application takes a lot of time. Therefore, apply for this on time.

Public transportation

There is no separate OV-chipkaart for visitors/tourists. You can purchase an anonymous OV-chipcard or a disposable OV-chipkaart at the train station.

The anonymous card is suitable for multiple use, can be bought for € 7,50 and will need to be charged at the train station. The disposable cards are suitable for single use and can be purchased at the trainstation.