Conference Logistics

Venue, Location, Visa Information

The 5th bi-annual IHSA conference will take place in the Hague the Netherlands. We are very happy to hold our conference on Humanitarian Studies in the International City of Peace and Justice.

The conference panel sessions in the building of the International Institute of Social Studies:

Kortenaerkade 12
2518 AX The Hague
The Netherlands

The venue is a 15 min bus ride from The Hague Central Train Station. And the city is easily reached from Schiphol International Airport by a 30 minute direct train, by car/taxi it can take up to an hour due to traffic.

The opening session will take place in a different building. Namely the Kloosterkerk at the following address:

Lange Voorhout 4
2514 ED, The Hague.

The venues are about an 8 minute walk apart from each other.

Conference Schedule
The conference schedule can be found here. 

Conference participants are expected to find their own accommodation in The Hague during the conference. There are many hotels in the city that are at walking distance from the venue. We advise to use websites like: or tripadvisor for a good comparison. Please note that The Hague is a popular tourist destination in the summer, so we recommend to book on time. Feel free to email us your questions if you have difficulties finding a hotel.

– The nearby Carlton Ambassador Hotel offers a 10% discount for our participants (based on availability). You can email them via and mention that you will participate in the  IHSA Humanitarian Studies Conference.

Visa Information
Make sure to check on time whether you need a visa to travel to the Hague. We would  be more than happy to help you with the necessary paperwork. We can only provide visa invitation letters after the conference payment has been paid and your panel and/or paper has been accepted.

Find out if you have to apply for a visa: 

Conference Dinner
We will organize a conference dinner on the beautiful beach of Scheveningen (next to the Hague) on Tuesday evening the 28th of August. Tickets are 30 euros including alcohol and can be bought after registration.