The Hague, The Netherlands

With a long history of famous boats and esteemed sailors testing themselves against the toughest conditions on earth, the Netherlands has always been a great supporter of the Volvo Ocean Race. Last edition, hundreds of thousands of fans turned out for a short but unforgettable three-day pit-stop in The Hague, as the boats called in for a breather on their way to the finish line in Gothenburg.

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In 2018, The Hague will host the culmination of the race, at the finish of the crucial last leg from Gothenburg. “The finish of the Volvo Ocean Race really is a major accolade for our city,” said Deputy Mayor Karsten Klein. “It is the biggest sports event that we have ever organised in The Hague.”

The Hague is home to over 150 international organisations, including the International Court of Justice, and is known as the International City of Peace and Justice. The historic Peace Palace is definitely worth a visit – with the words ‘peace and justice’ also part of the city’s official logo.

The city is also known for some very popular beach venues, and although the population counts half a million people, it’s easy to find somewhere to put your towel down along the 11 kilometres of coastline. The main beach resort Scheveningen, in the northwestern part of the city, is a popular destination for tourists as well as locals.

If you’re a culture enthusiast, you’ll be spoiled for choice by the range of art museums and galleries. There’s the Mauritshuis, featuring the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt, and the modern art collection of the Gemeentemuseum, to get you started.

The Hague – Top Picks

The Hague has a long list of activities that we can incorporate into your guest experience programme. Below we have included our top recommendations.

  • City tour by bike and visit Panorama Mesdag
  • Visit the Peace Palace
  • Beach football clinic
  • Kite clinic
  • Visit Theo Jansen’s Beach Animals

The Hague has a temperate oceanic climate, similar to almost all of the Netherlands. Because of its location on the coast, it experiences milder winters and cooler summers than more inland locations. It also gets more sunshine.

 

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Meeting Spaces and Venue Hire

We have access to meeting and event spaces within the Race Village, that are available to for you to hire for your meetings and private events.

Venues include:

  • Sailors Terrace
  • The Boatyard
  • The Globe
  • Race Boat Experience

Please contact a member of our team to let us know your requirements and we will provide you know your requirements and we will provide you capacity, fit-out, and prices.

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Bespoke Packages

We can design guest experiences around you. Our team can plan bespoke and tailor-made packages that work for your business needs and for your guests. We specialise in creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.

In addition to the Guest Experiences, we can provide services including: flights, airport transfers, private coach hire, tour leaders, hosts/hostesses, accommodation, dinners, lunches, plus excursions outside of the Race Village.

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Personal touch

We know how important it is to make your guests feel special. Here are just a few examples of ways in which we can personalise your guests’ experience:


  • Personalised invitations pre-event
  • Welcome letters and gifts
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded goodies
  • Personalised follow-up thank you card
  • Photo souvenir
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Want your guests to experience
a slice of the action?

Your guests can be part of this emotionally charged moment. From the Sailors Terrace, on board a VIP spectator boat, or on board a high-speed RIB, your guests can be part of the Race.

Our dedicated team will make sure your Volvo Ocean Race guest experience will be unique and unforgettable. Please contact a member of our team to tell us more about what you’re looking for and we can design a guest experience built around your needs.

 

 

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To complete your experience

All of our guest experiences come with:

  • Access to a unique hospitality venue within the Race Village
  • VIP flag for the spectator boat and high-speed RIB
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Commentary and presentations by sailing professionals
  • First-class food and beverages by One
  • Photograph opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race trophy
  • Professional service from start to finish

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Food and Beverage

One Event Management (One) is amongst the pre-eminent caterers in Europe, with specialist operating entities in both “green field” sites and fixed venues. Our vision is to exceed the expectations of all of our stakeholders and deliver the most innovative events of their time. For our team at One, the honour of sharing in prestigious and world class events such as the Volvo Ocean Race is one we take great pride in.

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