The Hague will be the official host city of the National Sport Week 2019. Different events will be organised between 20 and 29 September to get residents of The Hague active and moving. You can take part in The Hague City Games and the National Diabetes Challenge Festival.

Some activities require advance registration.

The Hague City Games: for everybody

You can come to the City Games in and around the Zuiderpark sport campus on Saturday, 21 September and Sunday, 22 September. People of all ages are welcome. You can take place in sports and physical activities. You can also take a fitness test and enjoy music, performances and food. The entrance is free of charge. More information about the programme can be found at

Beach sport clinics: for schools

Primary and secondary school children can do sports the entire week on the beach in and around The Hague Beach Stadium. They can try out 5 different beach sports: beach korfball, beach rugby, breakdancing, BeeBall and handball on the beach. Only schools can sign up for this programme. It is not possible for individuals to sign up.

Hague Vitality Breakfast: for HR people

On Thursday, 26 September the FBDH network will organise the Hague Vitality Breakfast at De Uithof. Here HR professionals from companies in The Hague can exchange information and ideas on how to keep their staff fit. You can find more information on the website of FBDH.

Fifty Fit: for seniors

Fifty Fit keep-fit classes are offered in all of The Hague’s swimming pools. This is a pleasant way of moving in the water especially geared to seniors. Discover how fit and active you can become. Are you already active but would you like to try out something new? You can try out Fifty Fit for free from 23 to 29 September. Please sign up in advance by sending an email to or by calling tel. (070) 353 72 72.

National Diabetes Challenge Festival: for everyone

The National Diabetes Challenge Festival takes place in De Uithof on 28 September. The festival is the festive closing event of the National Diabetes Challenge. Participants will come from all over the Netherlands to finalise their ‘challenge’ with walks around De Uithof. In The Hague residents of nearly 20 neighbourhoods are taking part in the walking challenge. The festival is for participants, supporters, family, friends and anybody else who is interested. You can find more information and tickets on the website of the National Diabetes Challenge.

Benefits of sports

The Dutch Olympic Committee and Dutch Sports Federation is using the National Sport Week to promote sports and get people up and moving. Doing sports gives people a better condition and more self-confidence. It also helps people make social contacts and form new friendships. This is why it is important that all residents of The Hague are able to be active and do sports.

More information

More information about the National Sport Week can be found at