Emmaus is an international solidarity movement founded in Paris in 1949 by the Catholic priest and Capuchin friar Abbé Pierre to combat poverty and homelessness.

Since 1971 regional and national initiatives have been grouped under a parent organization, Emmaus International, now run by Jean Rousseau, representing 350 groups in 37 countries, offering a range of charitable services.

The organization’s guiding principle can be found in the Universal Manifesto of Emmaus International:

Serve those worse off than yourself before yourself. Serve the most needy first.


Beeklaan 315
2562 AJ The Hague – NL
Phone +31 (0)70 3457471
Website: www.emmaus.nl/emmaus-beeklaan

Opening hours
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 13:00 to 16:00 hr.