Dear Guests,

Stichting Luis in de Pels wants to strengthen the role of the local media in The Hague in critically following the Hague municipal politics.  The municipality of The Hague itself is also a big supporter of this.

On Tuesday 5 February 2019 it is, therefore, time for a first edition of a symposium about the important role that local media can play as a guardian of The Hague democracy.

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Notes, Note, Music, Sheet Music, Musical

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, a concert at the Vreedhuis theater will be presented by the Muziekclub Delft ’85.

Address:  Riouwstraat 1

Time:  14:00

This is a free concert.  Everyone is welcome!

Music will include pieces from Bosmans, Chopin, Delavigne, Handel, Haydn, Jan Cikker, Janacek, Liszt, Loeillet, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Stradella and Telemann.

Would you like more information?  Send an email to

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Art history courses

For the past 30 years, Muzee Scheveningen has successfully taught art history courses. Soon two very interesting start: Moderne Kunst 1920-1940 en De Villa’s van de Veneto [Modern Art 1920-1940 and The Villas of the Veneto]; Palladio en het luxe leven [Palladio and the luxury life].

These courses are taught by a first-degree art historian with more than 30 years of course experience. Art will live on the basis of keynote presentations. Knowledge of art history and purchase of study material is not necessary, summaries are handed out.

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Abandoned bicycles are a huge nuisance to residents. Often there is not enough space left over to park bicycles which are being used. Moreover abandoned, often broken, bicycles make the street look messy. The municipality is going to track down and clear away abandoned bicycles in all neighbourhoods in 2019.

Municipal surveillants cleared away 7,000 abandoned bicycles between April and September 2018. A bicycle may not be left standing unused and abandoned on the same spot for more than 28 days. Otherwise the bicycle will be removed. You can also do something to keep your neighbourhood clean; for example, by reporting an abandoned bicycle to the municipality.

Abandoned bicycles to be removed per neighbourhood

Municipal surveillants will go through each neighbourhood in search of abandoned bicycles.

  • The bicycles will get a label and will be photographed.
  • If the bicycle is still standing unused after 28 days, the Bicycle Depot Haaglanden (see will remove the bike and store it for 2 weeks.
  • Owners of bicycles can get their bicycle back by showing a proof of purchase or a working bicycle key and by paying € 25 (bank card only).
  • Bicycles will be stored a maximum of 2 weeks at the bicycle depot.
  • Bicycles which are not picked up will be sold or destroyed.

Some neighbourhoods have more abandoned bicycles than other neighbourhoods. This is why some neighbourhoods will be checked 1 time a year and other neighbourhoods 2 times a year. The municipal surveillants will also check the bicycles reported as abandoned every 5 weeks in all the neighbourhoods.

When will your neighbourhood be checked?(PDF, 61,2 kB)
How to recognise an abandoned bicycle

You can recognise an abandoned bicycle by:

  • dust and dirt on the saddle
  • a broken saddle
  • a rusted chain or weeds growing through the frame or a wheel
  • rusty wheels
  • missing parts
You can help

Removing bicycles is not as easy as it seems; every bicycle is somebody’s property. The municipal surveillants are trained to pay attention to signs of neglect and are meticulous in their work. You can help the municipal surveillants. Report an abandoned bicycle via:

There are other rules for certain spots in the downtown area. Here bicycles will get a label if they are left standing longer than 7 days in a parking spot or bicycle rack. More information can be found in Dutch under Handhaving weesfietsen in de binnenstad.
Get rid of your old bike

Does your bicycle still work fine but would you like to get rid of it? Take your bicycle to a recycled goods shop (kringloopwinkel). You can find an overview of thrift shops in The Hague on Is your old bicycle not worth repairing? Take it to a garbage and recycling station. Or make an appointment to have it collected as oversized waste.

Parking your bike
More information

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A chapel concert in the monumental chapel St Petrus Banden at Kerkhoflaan 10, 2585 JB The Hague is scheduled,
in collaboration with the Conservatory The Hague.

Find more information at Kapelconcert

Entrance is free, and you do not have to make a reservation.

February 3rd, 2019, from 14.00 to 15.00.



Stichting R.K. Begraafplaatsen te ’s-Gravenhage | 070-3503718 |


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THE HAGUE – The municipality of The Hague received three reports from people who received a ghost invoice from the Tax Affairs department. The municipality will report fraud, reports a spokesman. It is not known whether more people have received such a ghost invoice. The entire message can be read by clicking on this link .
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The parking fees and parking policy in The Hague will change in 2019.

View the most important changes on the specific webpage of the municipality.


December 25, 2018

The time has come again, the date has been set. The 7th Archipel / Willemspark Walking Dinner is on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Just like last year, we will start the evening at 5 reception addresses and cook as a cook for only 1 or 2 courses. After the last walk, we will close the evening in a cozy café again.

Were you a guest and would you like to cook now? Or were you a cook and are you a cook? Or were you a cook and would you like to go out as a guest? It is up to you. We hope again for your enthusiastic participation.

The registration opens at the beginning of February. Keep an eye on our website or our Facebook page.

And tell your neighbors and friends from our neighborhood about this Walking Dinner. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday evening, March 23, 2019!


December 25, 2018

The Municipality of The Hague has had the sagging carriage-gate to the court houses (next to the Thai embassy) repaired. The masonry sewer has been replaced by a modern one, multiple drains have been installed and new gas pipes have been installed. The pavement has been restored as much as possible in its original style and the old stone stones have been restored.

In this way, the protected cityscape fortunately remains intact. The project was completed on 14 December, according to plan. Thanks to the Municipality of The Hague, the contractors and road pavers of NL’81 Infra BV.

Hans Bussink


December 14, 2018

Carnegie Clinics opened at Bankaplein No. 5 on 3 December.

“At Carnegie Clinics you can go for throat, nose and ear complaints in the broadest sense of the word. We offer you a low-threshold, high-quality medical specialist KNO-surgical care after referral by the general practitioner, speech therapist or other medical specialists . ”

Find more info at the website of Carnegie Clinics.