Volunteers are the invisible heroes of our society. Often they are selflessly committed to others in the background. It is important that these heroes and the organizations they work for receive the recognition they deserve.
On 7 December, National Volunteer Day, the city of The Hague, ibis The Hague City Center and PEP The Hague will therefore organize the Hague Helden Gala for the fourth time.
During the gala the five Hague Heroes of the year will be proclaimed. In addition, the jury presents the Golden and Silver Tributes: the valuation prize for voluntary organizations.
Does your organization deserve a compliment? More information: website
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In COMM you discover everything about communication. We app, laugh, call and email throughout the day. In COMM you stand still and discover what that does to you. How did that happen when there was no internet yet?

Also send a card … In the COMM Lounge you can make the best postcard. We will send your card to a child who deserves it.

Extras during the summer holidays
From 14 July to 26 August there are cool extras in the theme of the postcard: ‘De groeten uit Den Haag’ (‘The greetings from The Hague’)  You have probably sent it once, the postcard with the text “Greetings from …”. But do you know where it originally comes from? Join the quiz.

Tuesday to Sunday: 14.00
Demo: Emoji’s .. Clear, or not?
We all know and use them. But do you know what they really mean? Find out during the demo.

Tuesday to Sunday: 11.30
Demo: Paper Magic
Paper old-fashioned? Certainly not. Find out what new applications of paper there are and also listen to paper with the paper piano.

Friday to Sunday 13:00
More info:  https://www.comm.nl/paper-magic

P.S. Come and relax in our summer room with air conditioning and find out the best facts about communication!

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Professional and experienced amateur artists will open their doors on 6 and 7 October 2018 from 11 am to 5.30 pm and show their work from their own studio and at some central locations in the neighborhood, such as the Elisabeth Vreedehuis, the English Church and the R.K. Cemetery.

Paintings, drawings, graphic work, photographs, sculptures, glass, ceramics and jewelery; visual art in all forms, from very realistic to abstract. In most places the artists will be present to tell about their work.

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Summerstay Sunday concerts at the cemetery St. Petrusbanden.
In the months of August and September there are no concerts at the St. Petrus Banden cemetery in the Netherlands. holidays.
On 7 October, 4 November and 2 December there are again wonderful concerts in collaboration with students from the Conservatory The Hague.
You do not have to sign up for the concerts.

Sunday, September 16 is the Heritage Day with a guided tour at 2 pm on our cemetery. Sign up for this tour through Astrid Oranje a.g.oranje@paxrkb.nl, up to 20 people. With many registrations we do a tour at 3 pm

Sunday morning September 30 there is a reflection morning under the guidance of philosophical practitioner Ties Ament. Walk-in at 10.30. Sign up via Astrid Oranje a.g.oranje@paxrkb.nl.
See more information on our website

Dear friends,

Hope you all are doing well and getting ready to embrace the summer break shortly.  As you are all aware, there are no workshops scheduled during the holiday period.  I will resume the sessions from 8th of September onwards.

Here is the schedule of the workshops for the months of September till December 2018.  These sessions will be organized at my home on Saturdays from 6 pm till 10 p.m. The cost is €50 per person per workshop.

Learn some  easy to prepare, nutritious and impressive dishes for sophisticated everyday cooking highlighting recipes from different parts of India like dal (lentils), palak paneer (spinach with cottage cheese), biryani (rice), kebabs etc.  The mouth- watering recipes are easily adaptable to other vegetables, pulses, grains or even meat, fish and poultry, if you are cooking for friends and family at home.

All in a very relaxed atmosphere … it’s not a school or “hells” kitchen, but it’s all about having fun with food!

Do you wish to surprise someone with an original gift? Give them something they’ll never forget! You can choose a date, time and also the style and menu perfect for your friends.  I also offer special events such as teambuilding cooking classes for your employees or cooking parties.

If you are interested, please contact me on my mobile:  06 5588 3510 or email vsfvs@hotmail.com. Please do visit my website www.cookwithvandana.nl too. Hurry to avoid any disappointments as there are limited places.

Wish you a great, sunny, relaxed and splendid holidays.

With best culinary wishes,



8 September Traditional Indian meal
15 September Mughlai cuisine OR Parsi cuisine
22 September Traditional Indian meal
29 September Vegetarian meal
6 October Indian Party Snacks
13 October Traditional Indian meal
20 – 27 October CLOSED for Autumn holidays
3 November Mughlai OR Parsi cuisine
10 November Vegetarian meal
24 November Traditional Indian meal
1 December Indian Party Snacks
8 December Traditional Indian meal
15 December Vegetarian meal
22 Dec ‘18 – 6 January ‘19 CLOSED for Xmas / New Year



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AVG Privacy policy personal data AW

The General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) requires organizations to have a privacy policy. The Stichting Bewonersorganisatie Archipel & Willemspark (AW) is a foundation with more than 50 volunteers. This Privacy Policy indicates how AW handles the personal data.

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The municipality sends a new pass, because not every household has a waste card. If you live with several people at 1 address you have to do together with 1 waste card.

New waste card

The new waste card is a plastic card. You can throw away the old paper card with the old paper.

Did you not receive a new waste card on 31 March 2018? You can request a new pass on the Waste Pass .

Waste pass

Access to the waste disposal stations

The Hague waste card gives you access to the municipality’s waste collection stations. At a refuse collection station, you can bring waste that is too large for your garbage bag, mini-container or the underground residual waste container. Think of garden waste or an old bank, cupboard or washing machine.

Separating waste

The waste disposal stations also play an important role in the separation of waste. All material that you bring to the refuse collection station is processed separately as much as possible. That is good for the environment. For example, you can go to a refuse collection station for returning paint residue, grease, soil, soil and sand, horse manure and batteries. Check which materials you can return at any refuse collection station to bulky waste or dispose of garden waste .

(source: denhaag.nl)

20 February 2018  pac


Forty percent of the residents in our neighbourhood are of foreign origin.
Many of them live here for a few years and then leave. The newcomers need information about our neighbourhood.
This was a reason for the directors of the Residents Organisation to develop a brochure in English with a wealth of information about the neighbourhood.
So the brochure includes information about locations of the cash points and rubbish bins, doctors, pharmacies, the local police station, information about public transport, shop opening times and so on.

The brochure has since then been distributed in the district to be easily at hand.

The municipality of The Hague warmly welcomes this initiative in order to give a “Feel at Home” to the many foreigners.

Graphic design: Linda Fairwether


Your Community Association has a contract with The Hague Municipal Council making it possible for property owners in your neighbourhood to benefit from the free (collective) removal of graffiti (the so-called graffitiregeling).

But do you always report any graffiti or posters defacing your property? Those who have already reported such defacement know how important it is to do this quickly. The sooner you get in touch, the sooner the Council can arrange to have the graffiti and/or posters removed. Timely cleaning is especially important where the walls are the sort that absorb the spray paint used by graffiti vandals.

What do you do?
Just mail the completed authorization form to meldpuntgraffiti@denhaag.nl or telephone direct to 070 353 46 05 (Monday to Friday from 9.30 till 16.30) or the general number for The Hague Municipal Council 14070. If you have not yet signed up, don’t put it off any longer. Telephone the Graffiti Hotline for a special subscription to the graffiti clean-up service 070 353 46 05
or e-mail: meldpuntgraffiti@denhaag.nl

Want to know more?
If you want to know more about the clean-up service and the arrangement your Community Association has with the Council just telephone the Graffiti Hotline and quickly receive answers to all your questions. Take care of your property and work with the Council for a clean and safe city free of defacement.

Graffiti-Hotline  070 353 46 05


Wijkbus Stap-In/Community Bus Step-in has been providing transport for the elderly and less able (young and old) in the Archipel&Willemspark, Zeehelden and (part of) Duinoord districts for more than 20 years.

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