Where We Are

Despite its name, American School of The Hague is actually located in Wassenaar, a small, charming community found directly north of Den Haag (The Hague). It is between 20-30 minutes drive from Den Haag to the school.

The school is 10 minutes from the university town of Leiden, and approximately 20-30 minutes from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, by car. The school is served by public busses (see below) from Den Haag and Leiden.
    
Main Campus (Grades 2-12)
American School of the Hague
           ECC Campus (Grades Preschool-1)
American School of The Hague
Rijksstraatweg 200 Early Childhood Center
2241 BX Wassenaar    Deijlerweg 153
The Netherlands 2241 AE Wassenaar
Tel. +31 (0)70 512 10 60 The Netherlands
Fax +31 (0)70 511 24 00 Tel. +31 (0)70 512 10 88

How Do Students Get to School?

One of the first questions parents have is how students get to school, since it influences the choice of housing. Many families live in host-community Wassenaar or nearby Voorschoten or Leiden. Others choose to live in The Hague and its surrounding communities, or even as far away as Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The school bus service covers many of the surrounding areas, though for Rotterdam and Amsterdam you may have to commute by car or by train.

List of 4 items.

  • By Bicycle, Brommer (moped or scooter) or Walking

    Many children cycle to school. The Netherlands is very well equipped for cyclists, with excellent cycle paths, bike traffic lights, and signs especially for cyclists. 90% of Dutch schoolchildren cycle to school. Our Bike Traffic Safety Guidelines provide useful advice for cyclists. Many families live close enough to the school to walk.
  • By Private School Bus

    A privately contracted bus service is available to students. The bus routes cover a wide area between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague. Parents interested in the school bus service may want to check with the Transportation Office in advance of selecting a house to confirm that school bus service is available in that area.
    Read More
  • By Public Transportation

    Some students choose to travel by public bus. Bus services are reliable and frequent. Students who stay later at school for sports or after school activities may choose to ride the school bus in the morning, but then use public transportation in the afternoon.
    Read More
  • By Car

    Some parents bring their children to school by car.

    Read More

Directions to ASH

List of 6 items.

  • Getting to ASH by Public Transport

    The school is served by a number of busses:
    • Bus 43 goes between Den Haag Central Station and Leiden Central Station via Wassenaar and stops behind the school
    • Bus Qliner 386 goes between Oegstgeest and Den Haag Central Station
    • Bus Qliner 385 goes between Noordwijk and Den Haag Central Station
    Busses 386 and 385 take the N44 and stop in front of the school on their way to Den Haag and across the N44 by the Garden Center on their way from Den Haag
     
    If you are travelling from further away, come by train to either Den Haag Central or Leiden stations, and connect with the bus services there.
     
    For bus times and detailed journey planning use the excellent 9292 Journey Planner.
     
    Have a safe trip.
  • Getting to ASH from Schiphol Airport by taxi/train/bus

    Taxis
    From Schiphol Airport, a taxi ride to the American School (Wassenaar) will cost approximately €60-€70
     
    Trains
    You can also get to ASH (Wassenaar) by train and then bus/taxi.
    To get a train ticket, go to the ticket counter at the airport and ask for either a one-way or round trip ticket from Schiphol to Leiden. This will cost approximately €7 one way. On arriving in Leiden, take a taxi or bus to the school.
     
    Bus from Leiden
    After arriving in Leiden by train, catch Bus 43 to get to Wassenaar. You can buy your tickets on the bus from the bus driver. Simply tell the driver that you are going to the American School in Wassenaar. The name of the stop is called Wassenaar, Ammonslaantje, and which is at the back side of the school. The cost will be approximately €3 from Leiden to Wassenaar.  Note: Always exit out of the doors in the middle of the bus!
     
    For bus times and detailed journey planning use the excellent 9292 Journey Planner.
  • Directions to drive from the Amsterdam area

    From the Amsterdam area or Schiphol Airport take the freeway (A4) in the direction of DEN HAAG (The Hague or 's-Gravenhage).
     
    EXIT onto the A44/N44 direction Sassenheim
    Leiden-West/ Den Haag-West. This is another freeway that branches off the A4.
     
    Drive until you pass the Leiden exit and then the yellow blinking lights warning of a stop light ahead. At the blinking lights, on your right is our school - with a long wavy blue tiled wall. At this FIRST STOP LIGHT turn right and immediately RIGHT AGAIN. You will be on a side road driving back along the freeway you just left. Past the long blue wall is our parking lot (second driveway).Visitor parking is located immediately to your left once entering the school driveway.
     
    Please enter the school through the yellow doors. The receptionist will direct you once you have arrived.
     
    Have a safe trip.
  • Directions to drive from The Hague

    From the center of The Hague take the Benoordehoutseweg, direction Leiden-Amsterdam. This is the A44 (or N44) direction WASSENAAR (and Leiden).
     
    Stay on this road through several sets of traffic lights until you pass a "Shell" Gas Station. At the TRAFFIC LIGHT* just after the "Shell" Gas Station turn LEFT and immediately RIGHT. You will be on a side road driving along the freeway. Past the long blue wall is our parking lot (second driveway). Visitor parking is located immediately to your left once entering the school driveway.
     
    Please enter the school through the yellow doors. The receptionist will direct you once you have arrived.
     
    Have a safe trip.
     
    *If you miss this stoplight, you will have entered onto a freeway. Take the first exit and turn left at the stop sign. This will take you under the freeway and you will be on our street, the Rijksstraatweg. Just follow this road until you come to our parking lot, which will now be on your right (and the freeway on your left). Do not get back on the freeway.
  • Directions to drive from Rotterdam

    From the Rotterdam area take the freeway (E19 or the A13 onto the A4) in the direction of Den Haag/Utrecht/Amsterdam. You will pass Delft and Den Haag Zuid/Rijswijk.
     
    Exit to the E30/A12 direction Voorburg/Den Haag/Utrecht/Zoetermeer. Once on this exit merge into the LEFT lanes and onto the A12 so you are heading in the direction of Voorburg/Den Haag. Take this freeway to its end point; you want to be in the right-hand lanes when you reach the end.
     
    At the end of this exit there is a traffic light. Turn right onto the A44 (or N44) direction WASSENAAR (and Leiden).
     
    Stay on this road through several sets of traffic lights until you pass a "Shell" Gas Station. At the TRAFFIC LIGHT* just after the "Shell" Gas Station turn LEFT and immediately RIGHT. You will be on a side road driving along the freeway. Past the long blue wall is our parking lot (second driveway). Visitor parking is located immediately to your left once entering the school driveway.
     
    Please enter the school through the yellow doors. The receptionist will direct you once you have arrived.
     
    Have a safe trip.
     
    *If you miss this stoplight, you will have entered onto a freeway. Take the first exit and turn left at the stop sign. This will take you under the freeway and you will be on our street, the Rijksstraatweg. Just follow this road until you come to our parking lot, which will now be on your right (and the freeway on your left). Do not get back on the freeway.
  • Directions to drive from the Utrecht area

    From the Utrecht area take the freeway (A12/E30) in the direction of DEN HAAG (The Hague or 's-Gravenhage). Stay on this freeway until it ends. At the end of this exit there is a traffic light. Turn right onto the A44 (or N44) direction WASSENAAR (and Leiden).
     
    Stay on this road through several sets of traffic lights until you pass a "Shell" Gas Station. At the TRAFFIC LIGHT* just after the "Shell" Gas Station turn LEFT and immediately RIGHT. You will be on a side road driving along the freeway. Past the long blue wall is our parking lot (second driveway). Visitor parking is located immediately to your left once entering the school driveway.
     
    Please enter the school through the yellow doors. The receptionist will direct you once you have arrived.
     
    Have a safe trip.
     
    *If you miss this stoplight, you will have entered onto a freeway. Take the first exit and turn left at the stop sign. This will take you under the freeway and you will be on our street, the Rijksstraatweg. Just follow this road until you come to our parking lot, which will now be on your right (and the freeway on your left). Do not get back on the freeway.
University preparatory program for ages 3-18. Fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

American School of The Hague