The Ocean Race first came to The Hague with a ‘pitstop’ on the final leg of the 2014–15 edition. The city was then chosen as the finish port for the 2017–18 edition when over 300,000 people witnessed the race’s closest ever finish when the three top teams tied on equal points all finished the final leg from Gothenburg, Sweden within minutes of each other. Now for the 2022–23 edition The Hague will welcome The Ocean Race fleet at the end of the race’s penultimate sixth leg from Aarhus, Denmark.
The Dutch have a unique passion for The Ocean Race that stretches back decades and legendary Dutch sailors like Conny van Rietschoten – still the only skipper to lead two winning teams – and eight-time competitor Bouwe Bekking – have become household names in their home country.
The Hague offers a wide range of art and culture, attractions, events, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. It is also home to the Residence Orchestra, the Mauritshuis Museum, Palace Noordeinde, the Binnenhof, Madurodam, the Omniversum, and the Municipal Museum. The city works closely with major event organisers to make their business operations sustainable throughout.
For The Ocean Race stopover the city plans to minimise the building of temporary structures as much as possible in order to save energy, materials and costs. Instead, the majority of the Race Village will be made up of existing locations in and around the harbour.
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