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Guide to The Hague - Where to turn

Emergency Numbers

For Fire, Police and Ambulance 112
Police (non emergency) 0900 8844

24-Hour Medical Service

Amsterdam 020 5923434
Rotterdam 010 2909888
The Hague 070 3469669
Red Cross Hospital 070 3126200
Westeinde Hospital 070 3302000
Bronovo Hospital 070 3124141
International Medical Centre (Voorburg) 070 3862191


Important Information:

The first Monday of the month at 12:00 noon emergency sirens are tested.
Do not be alarmed. In the event of a real emergency turn on your television or radio to a local station for further information.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Outpost The Hague +31 (0) 70 3776530
Careers and Development team +31 (0) 70 3776005
Shell Education Department The Hague +31 (0) 70 3772428
Shell The Hague Central Offices +31 (0) 70 3779111
Shell Rijswijk +31 (0) 70 4473911
City of The Hague Municipal services +31 (0) 70 3533000
The International Corner, City of The Hague + 31 (0) 70 3535043
Chemist (night duty) +31 (0) 70 3451000
Animal medical assistance +31 (0) 70 3110307
ANWB road service 088 2692888
ANWB traffic info 0900 9622
Schiphol airport 09000141
Rotterdam airport +31 (0) 10 4463444
ACCESS (English speaking advise for expats) +31(0) 70 3462525
Directory Enquiries national 0900 8481
Directory Enquiries International 0900 8418
Public Transport 0900 9292
The Hague regional Taxi service +31 (0) 70 317887

GMW Advocaten (legal advice for Expats - 15% discount for Shell staff)

+31 (0)70 3615048

 

Embassies

The Hague is not just a Royal city, but also the home of many Embassies. Check or contact Outpost The Hague for a list of embassies


Cooking Conversion and Size Equivalent

Dutch Weight Conversions

14 pounds = 1 stone 6.356 kilograms
100g 1Dutch ounce (ons)
5 Dutch ounces 1 Dutch pound (pond)
10 Dutch ounces 1 kilogram
1 decilitre 100ml

Oven Temperatures

Oven °F °C Gas Mark
  275 130-140 0.5-1
Cool 300 150 2
Warm 325 170 3
Moderate 350 180 4
Fairly Hot 375-400 190-200 5-6
Hot 425 220 7
Celsius - Fahrenheit Conversion formula (°C x 9) ¸ 5 + 32

Fahrenheit - Celsius Conversion formula (°F - 32) x 5 ¸ 9


Womens' Sizes

Dresses, Suits and coats American 8 10 12 14 16 18  
British 30 32 34 36 38 40  
Continental 36 38 40 42 44 46  
Blouses and Sweaters American 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
British 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Continental 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Dresses and Coats
(Children's and Junior Misses)
American 2 4 6 8 10 13 15
British & Continental 1 2 5 7 9 10 12
Stockings American & British 8 9 10 10½ 11
Continental 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
Shoes American 6 7 8 9
British 5 6 7
Continental 36 37 38 38 38½ 39 40

Mens' Sizes

Suits, Sweaters
and Overcoats
American & British 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Continental 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Shirts American & British 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17
Continental 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Socks American & British 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 12½
Continental 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
Shoes American 8 9 10 10½ 11
British 8 9 10  
Continental 40 41 42 43 44 45  

 

Phrasebook

KPN Recorded Messages:
• U bent verbonden met KPN telecom inlichtingen binnenland
"You are connected to the KPN telecom directory enquiries for the Netherlands".

• Een Ogenblik, Alstublieft.
"One moment please".

Een ogenblik geduld alstublieft
"Hold the line please"

• Het door u gekozen nummer is niet in gebruik, controleer het nummer en kies opnieuw of raadpleeg de inlichtingen dienst
"The number you have dialled is no longer in use, check the number and dial
again or consult directory enquiries"

• Er zijn nog 10 wachtenden voor u
"There are 10 people queued ahead of you".

• In gesprek
"The line is engaged"

• U bent automatisch door geschakeld met....
"You are automatically connected to ..".

• Al onze lijnen zijn bezet.
"All our lines are busy".

• Deze nummer is gewijzigd.
"This number has been changed".

Bibliography

  • ACCESS Calendar Stichting ACCESS
  • The Hague in One, The most complete guide for The Hague
  • The guide for Visitors and Expatriates
  • Getting Connected - A Guide to (Tele) Communications in The Netherlands 2002 XPAT MEDIA
  • At Home in Holland (American Women’s Club of The Hague)
  • An English speaking Guide to Living in The Netherlands (AWC)
  • Inside Information - The Complete Guide to Holland Curtis & Corkum
  • Here's Holland Sheila Gazeleh-Weevers, www.heresholland.com
  • The Expat journal (quarterly), see the website: www.xpat.nl
  • FT Expat (monthly), see the website: www.ftexpat.com

 

 
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The information given by Outpost is based upon the gathered personal experiences of expatriate families. Therefore, you will appreciate that Outpost cannot accept any liability for damages directly or indirectly resulting from the services rendered or information given.

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Updated : March 4, 2008