The Student Hotel launches a brand new hub for talent development, entrepreneurship and innovation just across from Hollands Spoor train station.

On June 29th The Student Hotel brought its newest concept to life: the BAZAAR OF IDEAS. In the heart of The Hague’s student quarter this newest hotspot is a hub for the next generation of students and (young) professionals. This energetic learning environment fits any event for groups up to 250 people.

Do you want to walk in spontaneously? No problem! You are most welcome to engage in this international community. There is always FREE WIFI, flex workspaces, good coffee. Do you want to host an event or have a nice idea for anything related to TALENT DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP or INNOVATION? Contact us and we will work with you.

The first nip of espresso officially marked the opening of the Bazaar. Not just another espresso, but one delivered in a vintage Citroën van – nowadays acting as Bazaar’s trendy coffee bar. This formal act, executed by Mariska Eikenaar (director WOM, neighborhood development association,) Joris Wijsmuller (City commissioner City Planning), Willem Krezewski (director housing corporation Staedion) and Frank Uffen (director Partnerships The Student Hotel), symbolized the energy and creativity this wonderful place is breathing.

Old traditions – new energy

Learn, meet and play become one at this special place. Honouring the tradition of the Eastern markets, the Bazaar of Ideas is a meeting place for people from different disciplines and from all over the world. At this place new brain waves are created and surprising connections are established among different cultures and ages. The Bazaar of Ideas can be found just across train station Hollands Spoor, in the up-and-coming district ‘Stationsbuurt’. Perfectly accessible, this new hotspot is the Walhalla for the over 30.000 students in The Hague.


Shopping mall the Bazar has been in use since 1991. In the summer of 2014, after years of decline, the Municipality the Hague, housing corporation Staedion and The Student Hotel joined forces to breathe new life into this unique venue. The mall has been radically rethought and transformed into the Bazaar of Ideas.

BAZAAR Meeting rooms: Everything you can imagine is real

Meeting rooms
Academy (Classroom 1): 44m2, suitable for 8-42 persons
College (Classroom 2):  40m2, suitable for 8-42 persons
University (Classroom 3): 45m2, suitable for 8-35 persons
Conservatory (Class room 4): 37,5m2, suitable for 4-24 persons
University & College rooms connected: 86m2, suitable for 8-91 persons

Conference & Events spaces
Wintergarden, 284 m2 for events up to 250 people
Catwalk, 155m2, suitable for up to 70 persons

Business, bed and breakfast

Staying the night is easy: The Bazaar of Ideas shares its roof with The Student Hotel, so book a room for the night instantly. But why go to bed early? Meet and mingle with new friends and your colleagues next door. Enjoy your stay, the lights turn off themselves!

About the Design of Bazaar of Ideas:
The architect who designed the new building of the Bazaar of Ideas is Arjan Eland, architecten & ingenieurs. In total, the Bazaar of ideas measures 1400m2. Rooms can be instantly bookable as of today! Visit for more information.