bunkerdagOn Sunday 6 June, from 11.00 – 17.00 hrs, more than 50 bunkers of the Atlantikwall all along the North Sea coast can be visited during the third edition of Bunker Day. There will be guided tours, walks, historic vehicles on show and re-enactments.
For one day the radio station hidden under the parkinglot of Schipperplein in Scheveningen and the radar-bunker “Moritz” in Westduinpark will be open and accessible to the public. The same holds good for the bunker complex Rijksdorp in Wassenaar.

Tickets can be bought at Haags Historisch Museum and Museon or the  website ;  www.bunkerdag.nl/page/informatie-kaartverkoop

24 May 2016  (MM)


During the brooding season the Municipality serves out the seagull-proof yellow garbage bags. These can be collected free of charge at the district office at Spui 70 or at ‘t Klokhuis, Celebesstraat 4. As long as stocks last.

Opening hours ‘t Klokhuis: Monday thru Thursday 9.00 – 16.00 hrs and Friday 9.00 – 15.00 hrs.

22 May 2016  (MM)


From Friday 27 May up to and including Sunday 29 May Panorama Mesdag (Zeestraat 65) will take part in the “Festival Designkwartier” and show some beautiful present-day works of art like the “Claude Glass”, a digital mirror that takes one on a journey through time, seasons and the landscape. The mirror is named after the 18th century landscape painter Claude Lorrain.

The glassblowers of Studio Thier en Van Dalen created incredible glass objects.
See:  www.festivaldesignkwartier.nl/deelnemers#studio-thier-vandaalen

Information about the festival: www.festivaldesignkwartier.nl/english

23 May 2016  (MM)



On 4 and 5 June Haagse Kunstkring will celebrate its 125th anniversary. The shops on Denneweg will share in the festivities: artists will show their work there, recite poetry or play music.
Reborn Office BV will make a 3d-printer available; the printed works of art will be for sale.
On Saturday between 11.00 and 12.00 hrs: the Hat of Hats, a large hat for 125 women, will parade through Denneweg.
From 15.00 – 20.00 hrs on Spekstraat: the Bacon Street Jazz Festival, organised by Buurtschap 2005.
All weekend long free workshops in the building of Haagse Kunstkring.
On Sunday between 12.30 and 16.00 hrs in the building of Haagse Kunstkring: various literary and musical performances.
A beautiful anniversay button and a magazine (in Dutch) about the history of Haagse Kunstkring with pictures of old posters will be for sale.

All activities are free of charge.

Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg 64
For detailed information in Dutch:

17 May 2016  (MM)



During the national Week of the Cemetery, 28 May thru 5 June, you will be welcome at the cemeteries St. Petrus Banden and St. Barbara  in The Hague. Stichting R.K. Begraafplaatsen (Foundation Roman Catholic cemeteries) will organize a programme (in Dutch) of poetry, philosophy and concerts.

Sunday 29 May 2016, 12.00 – 16.00 hrs: Guided tour, drinks and bites, at St. Petrus Banden and St Barbara

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 17.00 – 20.00 hrs: Poetry workshop at St. Petrus Banden. Costs, incl. soup, sandwiches and drinks, € 12,50

Friday 3 June 2016, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs: Lecture Philosophy, with drinks and bites, free of charge, at St Barbara

Sunday 5 June 2016, 12.00 – 16.00 hrs: Concerts. 14.00 – 15.00 hrs concert by young talents of Academie Muzikaal Talent. Drinks and bites. Voluntary contribution. At St. Petrus Banden.

St. Petrus Banden – Kerkhoflaan 10
St. Barbara – St. Barbaraweg 6

18 May 2016  (MM)


From 1 May 2016 police officer for A&W Marianne Hoogerbrugge has a new colleague: Marco Scherpenisse.

Police Station Jan Hendrikstraat 85, 2512 GK The Hague


20 May 2016  (MM)



CouperusLouis Couperus Museum and Willemsvaart offer boattrips + walk along the canals and streets that play a part in Couperus’ life and work. A guide will speak about the biography of the famous novelist and The Hague as it was between 1863 and 1923.
The boattrip starts at the Wittebrug (landing stage near Madurodam) and ends at the landing stage near the Hilton Hotel. There starts the walk through Willemspark along the 19th century mansions and Plein 1813 and ends at the Louis Couperus Museum.

Tickets for boattrip (45 minutes) and walk (30 minutes) cost € 15,00 per person.
Entrance fee for museum not included.
Information and registration:  www.willemsvaart.nl

13 May 2016  (MM)


The newspaper Trouw wrote on 12 May 2016: since 2010 the European standard for the concentration of carbondioxide in the air is 40 microgram per cubic metre. Last year Dutch citizens in 11 towns measured the air quality every month in 58 streets. They proved that in Dutch cities the NO2 concentration is too high; in The Hague Hoefkade measured 46 microgram and Javastraat 45 microgram per cubic metre. Even though part of Javastraat is closed to traffic. This high concentration of NO2 is detrimental to the health of the people in the neighbourhood.
On 19 May Anne Knol, campaign leader mobility of Milieudefensie, handed on behalf of the citizens of The Hague the report on these measurements to alderman Tom de Bruijn and pointed out that it high time for strict measures like low traffic in city centres, cleaner cars, lower maximum speed, less use of cars in favour of bicycle or train.
The national government frustrates the municipalities by allowing a maximum speed of 130 km, investing millions in new asphalt, allowing scooters on bicycle lanes, opposing environmetal zones. Therefore Milieudefensie will start litigation to force the Dutch government to take measures in favour of cleaner air.


14 May 2016  (MM)


The Louis Couperus Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary with the exhibition “Van Zero tot Kleine Zielen” (from the art movement Zero to the novel ‘Small Souls’).

On Sunday 22 May at 16.00 hrs Mrs Caroline de Westenholz  gave a lecture in response to the publication of her new book “Hoger die drempel!”, a history of the International Galery Orez. the predecessor of the Couperus Museum (Javastraat 17).

For more information (in Dutch): www.louiscouperusmuseum.nl

11 May 2016  (MM)


During the summer months the A&W Newsletter will appear once a month. The next issue will be sent out on 21 June.

10 May 2016  (MM)