Race Village opening: 24 June 2018
Average ETA: 24 June 2018
In-Port Race: 30 June 2018, 11:30 UTC (13:30 The Hague)
More information can be found on the The Hague host city website: www.volvooceanracedenhaag.nl
Find out all the cool things to see and do in our Race Village here
The Hague goes from pit-stop to finish line
Having hosted the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time in a short but (very) sweet pit-stop in 2014-15, this famous city in the Netherlands will host the legendary race’s finish in 2017-18.
After sailing 45,000 miles around the planet, The Hague will be the Volvo Ocean Race fleet’s final destination – and the arrival promises to be an unforgettable moment for both the sailors and thousands of spectators lining the dock.
The eyes of the sailing world will be on Scheveningen when the boats, including Dutch entries team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel, finish in the harbour after nine months of intense battling.
The Hague, an international city by the sea
Like no other city in the Netherlands, The Hague offers a unique combination of city life and beach life. The Hague is home to Vermeer’s famous ‘Girl with a Pearl earring’ and the world’s largest collection of paintings by Mondrian. The city's two seaside resorts - Scheveningen and Kijkduin - boast seven miles of sandy beaches, and getting to the bustling, historic city centre only takes you fifteen minutes.
The Hague's bustling downtown area has far more to offer than the landmarks Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, and Peace Palace. Boutiques, cafes, concert and dance venues, galleries, flagship stores, museums and restaurants promise something to everyone who loves culture, shopping and nightlife.
The Hague is also the residence of the Dutch King, seat of the Dutch Government. 150 international organisations call The Hague home, including the International Court of Justice.