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23 February 2015,  Ank Beekman (MM)




Time: Saturday 14 March 2015,  15.00-17.00 hrs. – Doors open at 14.30 for coffee and tea.

Location: De Zalen, Riouwstraat 1 – the Red Hall.

Entrance fee: € 5,00.


(1) Renaissance music by the Ensemble Tesori: Barbara Slikke plays cromorne, Els Wijnaendts van Resandt tambura and vocals, Martin Boelsma cello, percussion and vocals, Willem Auping dulciaan and bass recorder, Wim Haak traverso. Instrumental and vocal music by Raiobaut de Vaqueiras, Tilman Susaio and others

(2) the Haags Koperkwartet plays Henri Montan Berton, Anton Bruckner, Gioachino Rossini, Georg Friedrich Händel and Gaetano Donizetti. The musicians: Victor Borkent and Detlev Weers, trumpet; Willem Ouwerkerk and Chris Maat, trombone

(3) Janneke Stekhoven, flute and Jan Timmer, grand piano, will play the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Paul Hindemith

(4) Thomas Patijn and Rinus Fuijkschot will play compositions of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Edward Elgar and Maria Theresia von Paradis

26 February 2015 (MM)


During the course “You can learn how to take pictures and films!”, 12 people of the neighbourhood, from 65 years old and up, learned how to make a picture or a film with a smartphone or a tablet. They also learned how to share these with family and friends. A number of these pictures are to be seen at Het Klokhuis from 15 February to 15 March. The exhibition will open on 15 February at 15.00 o’clock with drinks and bites. The opening is accessible for the interested people who can register for this at Het Klokhuis.

The course was organised from the Foundation Zebra and was made possible with the subsidy from the multiannual programme Lang Leve Kunst, which strives for a varied and challenging cultural offer for older people, stimulating the cooperation and interaction between the old and the young through art projects (

6 February 2015 (DP)


A safe locker where an older woman was keeping her savings was stolen during a renovation. The woman had hidden the safe with 29.000 euro under the floor of her hous at the Archipelbuurt. After the ceiling of her neighbours at the floor below was replaced, the safe had disappeared. Through the contractors company, the police agents managed to trace the person guilty for this.

13 February 2015 (DP)


rodebeukOn Saturday 14 February, I was waiting for the tram at the Vredespaleis stop and I was shocked to see that the majestic copper beech on the corner was being cut down. The big side branches were already down and sliced. On that same afternoon, the tree was completely gone. This beech that had witnessed everything had survived the English bombarding of the Kleykamp villa of 11 April 1944, where duplicates of people’s IDs were kept. This collection was a big threat since many citizens of The Hague could be thus summoned. 59 people were victims of that air strike. After the war, the offices building was built around that copper beech, which got a monumental status. Trees expert Bas Steenks told me that the beech was infected by giant mushrooms, primarily on the main roots. The vitality of the tree was reduced and it was producing more and more dead branches. Unfortunately, it had to be decided to cut the tree down. Whoever looks at the stump now will be surprised with the dimensions of the now disappeared beech stem of more than 100 years old. Hopefully, a new strong tree will quickly come to place, but it will not be one that has witnessed everything!

Frans Beekman

16 February 2015 CJP (DP)  Beuk2


Air pollution is in the agenda of the Environment Commission. Last week, a draft framework was created: “roads, streets, and lanes”, also to be part of the agenda. Tim Dike and undersigned worked briefly on a piece to be sent on time to the fractions chairmen and members of the Commission. The following document was sent early in the morning of 10 February: Luchtverontreiniging,_leefklimaat_en_bereikbaarheid_10feb15.doc

10 February 2015, Guus Nieuwenhuys (DP)


Wanted: ambassadors who inform the other residents of the neighbourhood on the three-course menus of the Keuken van Scheveningen. You help them to register and use the meals service. We are looking for candidates who find it nice to get in contact with older people in the neighbourhood.

The Keuken van Scheveningen will take care of the necessary information material and offers a training to better fulfill the position of the ambassador. For your efforts, you will receive a small payment.

For more information see or call (070) 322 85 49 (Mo to Fri, 08.30 – 12.30 hrs). During a personal discussion we will be happy to tell you more about the function and the possibilities.

11 February 2015 (DP)


The Community Newspaper must be delivered at Koninginnegracht, to ± 100 addresses between the Laan Copes van Cattenburch and Dr. Kyuperstraat, and the Willemsparkflat, to ± 75 adressen on the corner of Zeestraat. If you live in the neighbourhood and you have the will and time to deliver the Community Newspaper 5 times per year, then we would be happy to hear from you. During the 2015, the Community Newspaper will be issued on Thursday 12/2, Friday 10/4, Thursday 11/6 and Thursday 26/11.

Please register at the secretariat of the residents organisation: or by phone to 070-4049580 on Tuesday and Friday morning.

6 February 2015 (DP)