Welcome to the website of The Hague Region - het Stadsgewest Haaglanden. This webpage will provide foreign visitors to our site with some useful information about the region of Haaglanden, the organisation Stadsgewest Haaglanden, our services and products.
The Hague Region is situated in the western part of the Netherlands. This area comprises nine municipalities, including The Hague, and has a population of about 1 million.
The city region carries out tasks in six policy areas:European projects and programmes.
The Hague Region is administered by representatives of the nine town councils. The Hague Region comprises a cooperative entity made up of these nine municipalities. On the one hand, cooperation is essential because the region of Haaglanden is a cohesive area in many respects, with one labour market and one housing market closely interconnected by one complex road and public transport network and a host of green areas.
In terms of actual facts and figures, this means that 78% of the Haaglanden working population finds a job within this city region, for instance, or that about 70% of all relocations take place in the city region and that one sole system is used for the allocation of housing in Haaglanden. On the other hand, legislation also demands collaboration between the municipalities.