World Forum Convention Center

Architecture & Buildings

Europe, Netherlands, Stadsgewest Haaglanden

The World Forum Convention Center (formerly the Nederlands Congrescentrum or NCC) is a concert venue and convention centre in The Hague, Netherlands, near the buildings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 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. Since 2006 the The Hague Jazz festival is held at the World Forum, to replace the moved North Sea Jazz festival.