On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, family, (music) friends and neighbors in the Ockenburgh crematorium said goodbye to Jaap in large numbers.

Jaap was an involved neighborhood resident. Jaap was of great importance to the website of Archipel & Willemspark. At the start in 2004, Jaap worked mainly on technology in the small editors. The substantive issues were filled in by others. In addition to the Dutch edition, there was also an English edition, provided by Linda Nash. The guiding principle for the content of the articles was: information from and for the neighborhood. And that in an attractive way, generously provided with illustrations. Jaap has worked for more than ten years in the editing of the website.

The website was not his only hobby. Music was important to him. Jaap played meritorious cello and participated in performances of amateur companies. He was also heard during the Open Podium in the neighborhood.

In many ways Jaap and Eva Drijver (the neighborhood newspaper!) Were involved in our neighborhood. We are going to miss Jaap and wish Eva a lot of strength.

Ank Beekman


A funeral, how does that work? What is involved? Can I already record a number of things in advance? Is my funeral insurance sufficient?
If you want to know more about funerals, what the possibilities are and what it costs, you are more than welcome during my consultation ‘More about funerals’. On the basis of an information sheet I give an explanation and you can of course ask your questions. You can also take your insurance policy with you to look at it together.

This consultation is organized by Merlijn Berkhout-Schippers, funeral director at Ster Uitvaartplanners.

Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Time: 19.00-21.00 uur
Location: Wijkcentrum Het Klokhuis, Celebesstraat 4 in Den Haag
Please sign up via the mail: merlijn@ster-uitvaart.nl. You can also do it by telephone: 06-17492776. Participation is free of charge.


On Saturday, December 1st Sint and Piet will visit the Archipelago and Willemspark. From half past twelve to one o’clock he is in the Bankastraat and from one o’clock to half past four in the Frederikstraat.


I have a sporting challenge, together with Bianca from bakery Bornheim. The commitment: to see how long a bread bag lasts. Why every time a new paper bag for the bread? You can use them again. It started out as a joke, but by now we both like it so much that we really try to do as long as possible with a bread bag. But does it, apart from the fun, also yield some concrete?

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14 november 2018

Saturday 24 and Sunday, November 25

Wijn op Dronk on Balistraat 81B

Walk-in tasting – Burgundy.

More information is on the website of Wijn op Dronk.




November 7, 2018

The municipality of The Hague has made the draft zoning plan for the expansion of Madurodam available for inspection.

Anyone who wants to can take note of the plan and possibly make a point of view known. This is possible until December 20, 2018.

The plan, explanatory notes and annexes can be found here:



The municipality of The Hague has recently submitted a logging request for 30 trees in the Bosje van Repelaer. The following substantiation for the application is given from the municipality.

This is a thinning in the forest area (je) with a size of approx. 6,000 m2. The trees in this area are predominantly Maples. Of these Maples there are a large number of multi-stemmed and of lower quality. The trees are very close to each other and by removing these trees the trees in the vicinity will be able to develop better. By planting a number of new trees in various places, the diversity in the grove will improve. The sub-planting will also increase in diversity due to the improved entry of light. 15 trees will be replanted in the bush. A further 15 other trees are planted in the immediate vicinity (Javabosjes). The planned hood has been discussed with the representatives of the adjacent courtyard.

Public Space Working Group


On Sunday, November 18, we celebrate Sinterklaas at Clubhouse Cantaloup. If you want your children to participate, you can register them using the following webformulier.

We only have room for 30 children, so hurry to register!

Stichting Clubhuis Cantaloup


On Saturday December 1, 2018, the Muziekclub Delft’85 will give a concert in the Theaterzaal of the Vreedehuis, Riouwstraatr 1.

Starting at 2 pm, Admission free.

You will hear musical works for different instruments by Bononcini, Bruch, Chopin, Debussy, Devienne, Mendelssohn, Scarlatti, Schuman and Staeps.

You are most welcome, kind regards, Paul Poot
Menno ter Braaklaan 65, 2624 TB Delft, 015-2566211, phpoot@xs4all.nl.


5 november 2018

Aleksandra Mikulska

From 22 to 25 November it will be four days to enjoy the music of Chopin in the Panorama Mesdag in The Hague.

With this festival, the Chopin Foundation Netherlands fulfills its objective: organizing cultural events around the work and life of Frédéric Chopin and artists related to him.

Look for the program https://www.chopinstichting.com/festival and / or download the Chopin aan Zee poster(pdf).