ESGCT and NVGCT Collaborative Congress, The Hague

Come to The Hague and enjoy the breathtaking Rothko exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum.

Please register for the congress by referring first to our registration guidelines. The congress is fast approaching, don't delay!

You can have a quick look at the program of the 4 days on our program at a glance

- The main congress will take place from October 23rd to 26th; we are very excited about this year's the final version is available here.

- The ESGCT Clinical Trials Workshop will this year be organised on October 23rd in collaboration with the ASGCT and you can find the program here.  

- The Education and Public Day are also taking place on October 23rd, check the program here.

If you are interested in being involved in this congress by sponsoring a session or exhibiting please have a look at the sponsorship page of our website.


World Forum
Churchillplein 10
2517 JW The Hague
The Netherlands

T +31 (0)70 306 63 66
F +31 (0)70 306 64 43


We have secured a block of rooms at designated hotels across The Hague. Bookings for these hotels will be done via the Hotel Booking Service ‘ITO Tours’. IMPORTANT: invited speakers, please refer to your letter of invitation for guidance on how to book your accommodation.


The World Forum is located in the Randstad area of Western Holland, a short distance from airports, railway stations, and highways. Public Transport

You can travel from The Hague to the Rotterdam The Hague Airport on RandstadRail E and the Airport Shuttle (Bus 50).

From The Hague's Central Station take RandstadRail E to the Meijersplein stop. Transfer there to the Airport Shuttle (Bus 50). The bus rides directly to the airport.

The shuttle bus rides every 15 or 30 minutes and provides a good connection for the metro and RandstadRail as well as the flight schedule at the airport. At night Bus 12 departs from Rotterdam's Central Station to the airport.

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From The Hague Central Station (CS) to the Worldforum

Take tram no. 17. You get off at the Statenplein stop or

From The Hague Hollands Spoor (HS) to the worldforum

Take tram no. 17. You get off at the Statenplein stop or
Take tram no. 1. You get off at the World Forum stop. Car

From Utrecht / Amsterdam

Take the A12 towards The Hague. The A12 becomes the Utrechtsebaan; follow this road until the end. Turn left at the traffic lights. Now you are on the Zuid Hollandlaan. At the end, turn right at the traffic lights. You are now on the Koningskade, which becomes the Raamweg. Drive under the viaduct, and immediately go right around the bend onto the Hubertus Viaduct. You are now on the Prof. B.M. Teldersweg and this becomes the Johan de Wittlaan. Follow the signs for the World Forum and park in one of the underground car parks.

From Amsterdam / Leiden

Take the A44 towards Den Haag N44. Just behind the city of Wassenaar, take exit Den Haag/Scheveningen N14. As you follow this road, you enter the Hubertus tunnel. Continue straight on when you exit the tunnel and follow the Prof. B.M. Teldersweg. This road becomes the Johan de Wittlaan. Follow the signs for the World Forum and park in one of the underground car parks.

From Rotterdam

From the A13 you follow the signs towards ‘Amsterdam' (=A4) on the roundabout Ypenburg. At the Prins Clausplein follow signs for ‘Den Haag/Voorburg’. You drive over the viaduct and follow the signs for The Hague. You are now on the Utrechtsebaan. The route description from now on is as above.


The World Forum is easily accessible and has its own parking facilities. Exit tickets can be purchased at the machines at the entrance to the parking garage (payment per hour). No cash payments possible.

The height of the parking garage is 2.00 meters.


The recent success of hosting the International Summit on Afghanistan in 2009 and the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 significantly raised The Hague’s profile – and reputation – as the International City of Peace and Justice and as a global meeting place for those who want to impact the world.

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Certain destinations should be cherished forever and The Hague is one of them: international city of peace and justice; city beside the sea, a historical setting with a rich, cultural urban life; as well as the official residence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.

The Hague offers you no less than two destinations in one: city and beach. Soak up the culture in the historical city centre followed by a walk, barefoot across the 10 kilometres beach.

Rich culture

The Hague is home to a wealth of museums and attractions. With the reopening of the newly extended Mauritshuis on June 27th, The Hague gets back its very own ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ by Vermeer. In addition, the magnificent Dutch masters collection will also return to its original place.

From exotic cuisine to fresh fish at the harbour: a visit to The Hague offers a wealth of choice that will appeal to all tastes. The variety of cuisines ensure a delightful and richly flavoured experience. The Hague is definitely the place to enjoy a sumptuous Indonesian rice table or fresh fish from the sea.

In essence: discover The Hague and your heart will treasure it.

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