The Venue WF

World Forum, The Hague

Anime 2018 will be held at the World Forum in The Hague.

We have chosen this location because The Hague is one of the Netherlands’ major cities and lies on direct train routes from several large cities in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is close to several interesting areas e.g. Scheveningen, one of the busiest beach towns in the country and the World Forum is located in one of the safest areas in the country.

However: the most important reason to choose the World Forum is that it has one of the largest theatres in Europe! It has a seating capacity of over 2.200 and has a stage which is more than 18 meters wide! This makes it one of the most attractive Cosplay locations of Europe. If you don't believe us, take a look at these photos the nice people of the World Forum gave us to show to you:

Because it's not only Cosplay we do we also chose the World Forum for its event possibilities, Dealer room capacity, accessibility and its overwhelming welcoming atmosphere.


Another reason to choose The Hague is that there are over 20.000 hotel beds available in The Hague and the immediate surrounding area. 


Points of interest in the area

The Beach

2,5 kilometers from the World Forum there’s a beach called 'Het Zuiderstrand', which includes a shopping arcade, a casino, a pier and many bars and restaurants.

The Park

At about five minutes walking from the World Forum there is a public park named 'De Scheveningse Bosjes'.

Shopping for non-anime related goods

At about ten minutes walking from the World Forum there’s a shopping center which has a supermarket and several restaurants.


Please be aware that there is no ATM in or directly next to the World Forum! We advise visitors to withdraw cash either at their point of departure or near the station.

A list of the nearest ATM's has been marked on this map, please be aware that bank offices might close early in the weekend. The local Albert Heijn supermarket also has a small ATM.

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J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Game Mania
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Republic of Gamers
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • GameRoomS
  • Cosplay Clues
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