The choir Archicapella will give a winter concert in the English church on Wednesday, December 20, which starts at 8 o’clock, room open at 7.30 PM. The choir performs Winter songs and Christmas carols from all the winning regions. Admission is free and there is coffee and tea during the break and afterwards possibility to talk to the singers while enjoying a drink.

PAC 2 December 2017


2 December 2017

Dear people,

Our last performance is in December of this year. On Wednesday, December 13th, we close the year with the choir Suara Kita.


Suara Kita (= our vote) was founded in 2013. The choir performed on well-known Indian occasions and performs well-known nostalgic Indian songs. We are of course very happy that they now also want to visit the Klokhuis.

From 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm you are most welcome to visit our koempoelan in the Klokhuis at Celebesstraat 4 in The Hague, 070-3503511.

The entrance fee is € 3.50 including a cup of coffee or tea. And of course we also have delicious djadjans.

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Foto: Jurriaan Brobbel

Natuurwerkdag Scheveningse Bosjes
On Saturday 4 November, a few dozen volunteers (including local residents and scouts) carried out small-scale maintenance work in a part of the Scheveningse Bosjes. In the piece roughly between the Aletta Jacobsweg and the Ver Huellweg near the Bataaf, many activities were carried out as part of the Natuurwerkdag. A bench (in the “dune valleys on the Aletta Jacobsweg) that was undermined was made accessible again, the pasture was stripped of wells that could be dangerous when they were covered with higher grass and the maple was removed to make an old oak stove, for example, and the cut wood was used to make branches, for example along a bridle path.The Natuurwerkdag is a national activity and is organized by LandscapesNL.

Report Derk Hazekamp (21 November 2017 pac)




Call for Traffic and Environment: register as Air Watcher for The Hague

Milieudefensie won the lawsuit against the Dutch State for healthy air on 7 September 2017. The government must now quickly and solidly improve air quality. The only question is whether the government will actually do this. That is why Milieudefensie wants to keep an eye on the government for a year with as many people as possible since January 2018. Milieudefensie is therefore looking for so-called air guards, especially in the seven cities where the laws and standards are exceeded, including The Hague. There is also a petition for healthy air to increase the pressure on the government. This is also important in view of the municipal elections of 21 March 2018.

As an Airman you do what you are good at. You can choose from:

Check whether your city is taking the right measures, so that we can take new steps if necessary
Talk to local politicians from your city so that they can take action
Tell about the problems in your city so that as many people know about it.
You do this together with other Air Watchers from your city. Milieudefensie supports with manuals, workshops and other resources.

A kick-off meeting for The Hague Air Watchmen is scheduled for January 23, 2018, location and time will follow.
1. Register as Air Watcher and sign up for the newsletter via:
2. Sign the Sustainable Petition on the next one website.

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Location: the Anglican church = the Church of St.John & St.Philip.  Ary van der Spuyweg 1 Archipelago

On the program:
Angela Duncan on flute and Loes van Hemert playing the piano Balladine opus 28 by Jules Demersseman; Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph Gluck and Three Jazzy pieces for flute from Oliver Ledburry’s Jazzed Up Too: Buggy Boogie Express Whistling Blues

An die ferne Geliebte by Ludwig van Beethoven by Paul van der Maessen (baritone) with Roel van der Wal (piano)

Joep Regter baritone and Renee Perry piano with:
Dein Angesicht by Rober Schumann and Renee Perry: 4 Hums from Winnie the Pooh: The Pole, What shall we do for the poor little tigger, Noise by Pooh and Sing Ho! For the life of a bear

Anne Knol sings her own song, cheerful and melancholy

Der Sonatensatz for cello and piano by Franz Schubert performed by Jaap Drijver and Ton Pagie

Admission: 5 €
The room opens at 14.30.
Afterwards there is an opportunity to have a drink.

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Due to increasing densification and infrastructural measures in the city, for example, green areas are under great pressure and it is very important to protect our trees from unnecessary felling and be sure that the procedures are closely followed.
Biological and/or legal knowledge are a welcome addition. But also people who want to contribute in other ways in the form of maintaining the website, writing articles or bringing creative attention to the importance of our greenery are very welcome!
For further information, please contact Marjolijn Bos,, 0653311637

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On January 3, 2018 9.45-1030 there will be a (free) introductory lesson in Peuterbudo.

At toddler budo (2.5 – 4 years), toddlers are introduced to the basic principles of exercise in a fun way. In a safe environment they learn to tumble, roll, frolic, coordinate and set limits.

Click on flyer for more information.



Thank you very much for your contribution to the Food Bank.

This year we have been able to give almost 50 filled crates and the Food Bank has been helped with this again. This is the same result as last year. For the first time this year, a few retailers / companies were kind enough to place a crate in their store / company.                                                                                                                                           The crates were filled by staff and customers. In addition, some stores have also made a substantial contribution.  Thanks!


The organization thanks everyone who contributed in any way to make the action successful again. If you have not had the opportunity to donate food but still want to contribute, you can also transfer money to Stichting Voedselbank Haaglanden NL 83 INGB 0004215892.

Until next year!

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DEN HAAG – Yearly fireworks-free?
During the coming turn of the year, the municipality of The Hague will conduct a trial in which residents themselves can declare their streets, squares or playgrounds fireworks-free. Residents organize this themselves, the municipality facilitates with signs that mark the zone. The test will be held in the Scheveningen district.
The idea for the test comes from a survey that the municipality held this year among 13,500 inhabitants. Around 64 percent of people are positive about setting fireworks-free zones. A smaller – but nevertheless considerable – part of this also thinks that it can actually make agreements with local residents.

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 For this interview, I was again visiting the Riouwstraat number 172 where, besides the Esperanto Institute on the first floor, the office of Brugrecht Advocaten is located on the ground floor.

Here I had a nice conversation with Ms. Annemarie Wiesmeier (Brugrecht Advocaten), Ms. Floor Holstege (Holstege Attorneys and Mediation) and Ms. Willemijn van Sandick (Vastrecht Belastingadviseurs). In addition to running their own office, they also form “Expat Legal Advice”.

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