World Forum (The Hague)

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World Forum, The Hague
The Statenhal in January 2006 not long before it was demolished.

The World Forum (formerly known as the Nederlands Congres Centrum and the World Forum Convention Center) is a concert venue and convention centre in The Hague, Netherlands, near the buildings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and one of the administrative offices of the International Baccalaureate.

In 2006 a part of the convention center, including the Statenhal, was demolished to make place for the Europol building. Many concerts and festivals had been held there before, such as the annual North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Eurovision Song Contests of 1976 and 1980. Between 2006 and 2010 the The Hague Jazz festival was held at the World Forum (to replace the moved North Sea Jazz festival, which is now held in Rotterdam). Since 2011 the festival is held in the Kyocera Stadium.[1]


Nederlands Congres Centrum
World Forum Convention Center
World Forum


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Coordinates: 52°5′34.5″N 4°16′55.9″E / 52.092917°N 4.282194°E / 52.092917; 4.282194