Join Us at the ‘Feel at Home in The Hague’ Fair on January 31st

January 26th 2016

On Sunday, January 31, the Expatriate Archive Centre will join more than 140 other sports, social, community groups, small businesses, schools, and service providers with a stand at the ‘Feel at Home in The Hague’ fair in The Hague City Hall Atrium.


Other activities at the fair include a kiddie snow park, trampolines, sumo wrestling, and a Rugby Bungee Run. The fair also includes a varied programme of seminars and workshops on different topics. If you have entrepreneurial interests, you can attend an inspirational series of talks and panels on innovation, entrepreneurship and crowdfunding.

Local music and dance groups will be performing during the fair, and you can also participate in a fundraising raffle with prizes like an M&S hamper, a hotel night in Amsterdam, a pearl necklace, and vouchers for everything from free gym memberships to language courses. And if you get hungry during the fair, there will be an international food court inside, as well as hot chocolate, gluhwein, french fries, and ertwensoep to keep you warm during outside activities.

If you missed our exhibition last year, you’ll have a chance to see it at the fair, where it will be displayed near The Hague Municipal Archives. And don’t forget to stop by our booth and say hello!

For more information about the ‘Feel at Home in The Hague’ fair, visit the fair’s website.


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9th February: Information Morning at the Expatriate Archive Centre

January 9th 2016

The next Expatriate Archive Centre information morning will be held on Tuesday 9th February 2016 at our premises in The Hague.

Whether you’re an expat with a story to tell, looking for volunteering opportunities, researching expatriation, or if you’re simply curious about what we do, you are welcome to attend and find out more about our unique archive.


The Expatriate Archive Centre collects the life stories of expatriates, their families, and repatriates worldwide in their original languages. Our collection includes memoirs and diaries, scrapbooks and photographs, video and audio recordings, letters and emails, blogs, paperwork and more. We preserve this material for the future and to support academic research into expatriation.

In the introduction morning you will see a short presentation about the history of the archive from its foundation by Shell spouses to the independent institution it is today. You will be able to look around the centre and see the specially-constructed storage room. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be plenty of opportunity to speak to the archive staff and ask them your questions.

The event is free, but spaces are limited – so please contact us soon to let us know if you’d like to attend. Email us on or telephone +31 (0)70 427 2014.

  • What: Expatriate Archive Centre Information Morning
  • When: 9th February 2016 (Tuesday) 10.30am – 12pm
  • Where: Paramaribostraat 20, 2585 GN The Hague

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Display the Expat Exhibition in Your Venue

January 5th 2016

Our recent exhibition, ‘Expat Impressions of The Hague’, is now available for display at businesses, educational institutions, foundations, and other organisations. First displayed in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall during October and November of last year, the exhibition documents through photographs and quotations how expatriates in The Hague over the years have experienced their adopted city.

A collaboration with The Hague Municipal Archive and ACCESS, the exhibition offers a visually striking and culturally enriching opportunity for your organisation to build bridges and increase understanding between local and international employees, customers, and communities, introduce the city to international clients and visitors or simply to display a beautiful and interesting focal piece.

If your organisation is interested in hosting the exhibition, feel free to download the information packet below, which contains photographs of the exhibition, content information, space requirements and associated costs.

Exhibition Display Opportunities


And if you missed seeing the Expat Exhibition last year, you have another chance to see it soon. On January 31, it will be in The Hague City Hall again for the Feel at Home in The Hague fair, organised by TheHagueOnline.

To inquire about availability dates for the exhibition or with more general questions, please contact Kristine Racina, Director of the Expatriate Archive Centre at (0) 70 427 2014 or

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