On Wednesday 12 October, between 16.00 and 20.00 hrs, Madurodam will organize a second info evening about its plans for the near future.
Location: Madurodam, George Maduroplein 1, The Hague.

When you want to attend please register your name before Sunday 9 October at:

23 September 2016


On Sunday 25 September, 16.00 hrs, you will be most welcome to enjoy live music at Brasserie Archipel on Bankastraat.


More than 29,400 residents of The Hague have already joined the crime-fighting Burgernet citizens network. The more participants, the bigger the chance that a crime can be solved. Will you also sign up?
In order to attract even more participants, Burgernet will be present on the streets and in the supermarkets in The Hague in the coming weeks.
Using the help of citizens, the police expect to be able to arrest more suspects and to find missing people more quickly. Anyone who is willing to make a contribution to his neighbourhood is invited to participate. It works this way:

  • Burgernet sets up a telephone network of residents. Following a report about a break-in or a missing child, the police operator can activate a Burgernet campaign right away.
  • Everyone can help for free from his own home, on the street or from his work. The police send a message to participants with a call to action to be on the lookout for the suspect or missing person in their surroundings.
  • The police expect participants to respond quickly to the number in the message with tips or other useful information. The number gives callers direct access to the police emergency control centre.
Membership drive

It is of course not the intention that people act as a police officer and track down and arrest suspects themselves.

The more participants, the bigger the chance that the police can solve a crime. You can register through the website or by calling tel. (088) 964 89 14.

22 September 2016,


Bankastraat will be renovated, which will improve the safety of the traffic situation and optimize the bicycle connection between the city centre and Scheveningen. But first the sewage system between Kerkhoflaan and Bankaplein will be renewed.
All this has consequences for the seven trees on Bankastraat. Four trees, acacias with a girth of 35 cm, can be temporarily moved and will be replanted after the renovation of Bankastraat. For three maples with a girth between 95 and 120 cm a felling permit has been applied for. The application was published on 13 July on

In September the permit was granted. Until 3 October 2016 a notice of objection can be lodged. More information about the environment permit you will find on (
After the renovation is finished the Municipality will plant two new trees on Bankastraat (two acacias with a girth of 25-30 cm) and a third tree on Sumatrastraat (hazeltree with a girth of 25 cm).
More information about green foliage in The Hague you will find on

23 September 2016 (MM)


Behind the scenes in the City of Peace and Justice
The Hague’s international organisations work hard at making the world a safer and better place. Of course, this work goes on behind closed doors within the walls of the many international organisations that have a home in this city, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, OPCW, Unicef and the courts in the Peace Palace. One day each year, you can visit these unique institutions. This year, The Hague International Open Day takes place on Sunday 25 September.

Join guided tours and learn more about various forms of jurisdiction, human rights and international security. Visit the International Lounge at the Museon and learn why The Hague is known as the world’s second UN city and the International City of Peace and Justice. Engage in a Q&A with the Mayor, participate in an international quest, visit the Museon’s exhibitions and enjoy the ‘peace’ fries. Admissions is free.

Due to security requirements, pre-registration is required for the tours of the international organisations. Register here!



On Saturday 24 September the Migrascoop Foundation will organize Neighbours Day at Sumatrastraat 215-a. The door will be wide open and Agnes, René and the occupants will invite their neighbours in: “Neighbours Day will be a good opportunity to get to know each other. We can have a chat, share a drink and a bite and we can take you for a tour of the house. We would love to tell you what we do, why and how we do it. We hope to welcome you between 14.00 and 17.00 hrs. We look forward to seeing you.”

20 September 2016



On Saturday 24 September volunteers of Amnesty International will be on Bankastraat selling white roses for € 1,- per rose. Each and every euro and all other donations will be gratefully received for the important work of Amnesty: to live up to the Universal Delaration of the Human Rights.

Information :
or Facebook : Amnesty Den Haag

19 September 2016


Until 23 October 2016 residents and entrepreneurs of the central district of The Hague (to which Archipel and Willemspark belong) can send in their plans to make the neighbourhood greener ad thereby healthier. You can email your plan – with an illustration, such as a drawing, photo collage, etc. – to . Or use the municipal page

Rules: The plan can earn a number of points.
The plan should be made by and for the neighbourhood. You can send in a plan when you live or work in district Centre (10 points). Residents will keep the chosen location neat and tidy and in good repair (10 points).
The plan should contribute to a healthy environment – trees, vegetable garden, sports and games (10 points).
The plan is illustrated by a drawing or photographs (20 points).
The winning plan will be realized by the Municipality, in close cooperation with the maker(s) of the plan, in the first half of 2017. for more information in Dutch.

19 September 2016 (MM)


For our annual Welcome Tea and Clothes Sale for international students – which will take place October 1st from 16.00 o’clock onwards – we are in need of warm clothes for all ages! We hope to provide the newly arrived students from abroad with a cheap and good quality clothes set for the autumn and winter.

Please drop your clothes off at the church office on weekdays (give us a call at 070-3555359), and you are warmly invited for the event too.

 Anglican Church in The Hague, Ary van der Spuyweg 1

19 September 2016



On Saturday 8 October, 15.00 hrs, Open Podium organizes a concert at De Zalen, Rouwstraat 1.
Doors open at 14.15 hrs for tea and coffee.
After the concert one can meet the musicians and share a drink
Entrance fee: € 5,00


Johannes Brahms Klarinettrio:  Gerrit Vos piano; Marenka Brussee klarinet; Dieuwke Smit-Sibinga cello.

Composities for piano by Erik Koen van Glabbeek.

Tango’s from Astor Piazzola: Lorenzo Cifola piano and Daniele Cavallo gitaar.

Jazz by combo T5 (The Tremendously Terrific Tunes Team) modern jazz. T5 consists of: Vanessa Monfils alto sax, Godelieve Vandebeken tenor sax, Annefleur Kirpenstein vocals, Arno Kockx piano, Hans Bevers double bass and Menno Hekker drums.

15 September 2016  (MM)