World Forum

The EORNA Congress 2019 is taking place in World Forum. World Forum is an international conference venue located in The Hague between the city centre and the beach.

World Forum celebrates 50
World Forum was officially opened in 1969 and was originally known as het Nederlands Congresgebouw. The opening was attended by dignitaries including His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The building was designed by architect Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud in the style of Dutch functionalism, which was ultramodern in the 1960s.

Het Nederlandse Congresgebouw became extremely well known internationally as the venue for the North Sea Jazz Festival from 1976 through 2005. Artists such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Candy Dulfer performed at the venue. Other leading world figures including Neil Armstrong, Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama also spoke at large top-level international conferences held at World Forum.