When I read the information in ‘t Klokhuis about the course “Safe on the Street (55+)” I thought: I’ll sign up for that. I will undoubtedly make a point of it and can then make a report about it for the website so that several local residents can benefit from it. So said, done.

The course, organized by the Red Cross, consisted of four half-day sessions and was led by two trainers. There were 10 students (9 ladies and 1 lord) who all, undoubtedly inspired by the enthusiasm of both trainers, actively participated and also came up with practical examples.

Various topics were discussed such as:

ladies’ handbags, signaling, pins, mobile phone calls, home security and loitering.

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As a visitor you can cycle or walk around the locations of your choice on October 6 and 7 between 12 and 17 o’clock to get to know and enjoy all the creativity that our neighborhood has to offer. You can also find the route map with the addresses and lots of background information via the link on the website

The artists will receive you in their own workshop or at one of the central locations in the neighborhood. Many artists are present to give you information about their work. They exhibit paintings, drawings, graphic work, photographs, sculptures, ceramics and needle art. Often the works shown are also for sale. More information about the participants can be found hier
This weekend will be celebrated with a concert at the Elisabeth Vreedehuis by MIRANDA VAN KRALINGEN with accompaniment of harpist Liesbeth Vreeburg on Sunday 7 October at 5.30 pm. You are cordially invited for this. For more information see the website www.openateliersarchipelwillemspark.nl


Stichting Historisch-Theater gives her first performances “De Landsadvocaat” in the Zeeheldentheater on Sunday 7 October at 16:00 hours, on Friday 12 October at 20:00 hours and on Sunday 14 October at 16:00 hours.

De Landsadvocaat – Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
He built the Dutch state, pushing a seemingly unmanageable Republic to unprecedented power and wealth. ‘It was he who laid the foundation for the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands around 1600 as a world power with immense wealth. In ‘De landsadvocaat’ a playful role is reserved for ‘De Nederlandse Maagd’ as a storyteller and as a symbol of national unity.

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Apps, mail, Facebook, call or just talk: communicate, we are busy all day. In COMM you learn everything about it in an active way. MuseumTV and CJP give the museum experience an extra interactive layer with the Bingo Battle video series. This time in COMM.

What is the Bingo Battle?
This fun museum challenge invites young people (but actually: everyone) to spot 9 items – or do! – in the museum. Bekende Youtuber Sophie Milzink, With more than 660,000 followers on social media, we were ahead. Of course she already knows a lot about communication, but has she managed to find all items within 10 minutes … or were we allowed to peek in her phone as a punishment?


For more information you can look up or follow the website of the Vreedhuis www.facebook.com/vreedehuis

Eurythmy in the Vreedehuis
Get to know this special, fine, beautiful, fun form of movement, which also works mind-refreshing, heart-warming and cooperative. Separate workshops are regularly given at the Vreedhuis, or courses, and demand for inflow possibilities. Check the website for information and contact details per course provider via www.vreedehuis.nl/agenda.

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Adrie Punt

Who does not know this complex, designed by the architects Sjoerd Schamhart and Hans van Beek, right? With Couperusduin, Schamhart wanted to show what housing should be: urban diversity and location-specific. A city in miniature, embedded in the existing city. Schamhart used a number of starting points (interview Haagsche Courant at his 80th birthday): An important element for me is: what needs to be done, what is the function and what kind of people are involved? In addition, the place is important. Where do you build? Are you opposed to the place or do you just go with the environment? I build with the spot. I look at how something works. And also: how was it actually? I have restored the dune at Couperusduin. I made an artificial dune and that was nice because then I could lose all that can, the cars, underneath!
For the dunes excavated sand has been reused and the low walls along the footpaths from the demolished Alexander barracks that stood here before.

I, writer of this article, have lived with pleasure in this complex for years.

The face behind the front door of Couperusduin is Adrie Punt (caretaker) who, together with Ruud Oranje (technical maintenance), is the support and support of the residents. The reason for my conversation with Adrie that 17 July was the 25-year anniversary as a caretaker employed at Couperusduin. That was celebrated, together with the residents, with an animated reception in one of the gardens of the complex.

Adrie told me that he, as a mechanic, first worked in shipbuilding. When this company went bankrupt, I ended up at Otis Lifts and I already came for maintenance in Couperusduin. I heard from Ruud that they were looking for a caretaker, applied for and was hired and still do the work with a lot of pleasure.

In the job description, under the heading “General”: “The task of the caretaker consists of supervising and promoting a good course of events with regard to the maintenance of the object and the provision of service to the users. / visitors within the set frameworks. The work generally includes all that is useful and necessary to ensure a safe and orderly course of affairs in the object. Finally, the caretaker must always develop the initiatives that can not be described in detail, but which, in some cases, may be deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the technical equipment and architectural aspects of the object “. Then 8 specific tasks are described. It goes, of course, too far to mention them all, but the gentlemen have their hands full.
That may be clear.

Adrie told me that there are nice and also less nice things in his path. Like finding a deceased resident in her apartment after a phone call from home care. Or hoist a woman from a bath who could not get out of it herself.
Wanderers, who seek sheltered accommodation in one of the corridors, remove them again and again. He also mentioned the “bird woman”, a well-known resident who made up for rotten fish and spread food for the pigeons everywhere. Eventually, after a fall in the house, she was taken to a nursing home.

When it was still rented accommodation we could do more “small jobs” for the residents, Adrie reported. Now that the majority of the flats have been sold, the owners have to solve it themselves. We still do big jobs, of course, such as cutting open and smearing floors when, due to a leak, the heating pipe needs to be replaced. Unfortunately a regularly recurring problem. I can almost no longer hear the word “leakage”, but it is of course very nice that we can help the injured occupant. In short, a “varied” job that I still enjoy very much.

Josephine de Vijlder


From Monday 8 October to Saturday 17 November 2018, Sonja Flippe will be exhibiting at the Klokhuis
with acrylic paintings:

I paint mostly figuratively, but sometimes sometimes an abstract rolls out of my brushes.

I also enjoy sharing my experience with others. I do this in the De Geest district and services center, where I now coach 3 groups who come to paint there once a week.


For the past 30 years, Muzee Scheveningen has successfully taught art history courses. Soon the interesting course will start: ‘Symbols in art, part I’.
The meetings have the character of a lecture and are given by an art historian with more than 30 years of experience. Art will live on the basis of keynote presentations. Foreknowledge and purchase of study material is not necessary, summaries of the treated material are handed out.

‘Symbols in art, part I’. Start on Tuesday October 2, 2018 and consists of 6 meetings, costs € 80, -.
Time: Tuesday afternoon from 12.30-14.15 hours
Dates: 2, 9 and 16 October; 6, 13 and 27 November 2018
In this course a number of common symbols on paintings are treated. Especially the Christian symbols are central. When people pay attention to symbolism, a new world opens up. For example, which meanings have the symbols around Christ and Mary? Which symbols recognize saints, gods and goddesses? What is a personification and what an allegory? What do colors, objects, animals, flowers and fruits tell us? Questions that will be discussed in this course.

Paintings and other works of art are projected in large format and form the manual to explain the symbols,

There is a parallel group in Museum Rijswijk on Monday (catching up!).

The brochure can be requested free of charge from the teacher, lucyhovinga@kpnplanet.nl of tel. 0181- 482236 or pick up at Muzee Scheveningen, Neptunusstraat 92, Scheveningen, during the opening hours of the museum: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 am to 5 pm.



This year, the German Library celebrates its 65th birthday. This is a good reason to try something new: from October we are also a local library for the Zeeheldenkwartier. We are very pleased to celebrate this special event together with you.

We therefore cordially invite you to be our guest on Saturday 29 September 2018 from 14.00 to 17.00. At 15.00 hrs alderman Bert van Alphen will cut the cake and give the ‘starting shot’ for the expansion. We would like to raise the glass with you. The band “Die Niederlieder” will provide the musical setting and also for the children there is an activity. We welcome you as our guests on this day.

Team Literaturhaus Deutsche Bibliothek & Zeeheldenkwartier Bibliotheek Witte de Withstraat 31-33 Den Haag


9 September 2018

The Resident Organization A & W sent its view to the municipality.

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