250.000 Jobs

There are more than 250,000 jobs in The Hague in all imaginable fields. No matter what your background and career goals are, The Hague offers attractive career prospects. There are also a number of specific sectors in which The Hague distinguishes itself from other cities. There are exceptional career opportunities here that you just won’t find anywhere else.

Karolina: "I enjoy being in The Hague so much. It was a pleasant surprise that The Hague has so much to offer."

Chances are you’ll find your dream job here in The Hague. And if you’re unable to find what you’re looking for in the city, The Hague is part of the Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Area, the most urban and densely-populated area in the Netherlands. Within 45 minutes from The Hague, you have access to as many as to 1.8 million jobs – or, if you’re looking to start your own business, a huge market for you to conquer!

Peace and justice

As you probably know, The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice. Many international organisations are based in The Hague that work towards a more peaceful, equitable and safe world, from UN organisations that administer justice in international conflicts, to organisations focused on promoting democracy in countries where a democratic government isn’t yet an established fact. If you work in this sector, you are making a solid contribution to a better world and doing meaningful and honourable work.


Of course, a key feature of The Hague is that it’s the seat of the national government. As well as being the centre of national politics, The Hague also houses many ministries and government agencies. With more than 35,000 jobs, the government is a major employer in The Hague. Among all of these jobs there are a lot of interesting positions that give you the opportunity to contribute to the future of the Netherlands.


With The Hague Security Delta, The Hague also has a thriving technology sector. The Hague Security Delta is the largest security cluster in Europe and consists of numerous companies, knowledge centres and research institutes. From their base in The Hague, they work on issues relating to cyber security, forensics and national security. This is work that requires specialist knowledge and the expertise of professionals who are leaders in their field.

Start-ups in The Hague

The Hague has an attractive climate for start-ups. The city provides a lot of scope for young pioneers with businesses focused on innovations with a social impact. A good example is Boyan Slat. Based in The Hague, his initiative ‘The Ocean Clean-Up’ is an attempt to find a solution to the problem of plastic waste in the oceans. What about you? Do you think you might want to venture off the beaten track and establish a start-up in The Hague?

Creative sector

The Hague has a thriving creative sector, thanks to the presence of internationally-renowned institutions such as the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatory which produce artists, graphic designers, interior designers, fashion designers, musicians and dancers. The city is home to various creative hotspots – arts venues and companies in the creative industry that create an inspiring environment for you to develop your creative side to its full potential.