Author: Billy Allwood

Crowdfunding: Juuret Album from Finnish Female Choir TAIKA

From dream to reality: TAIKA will take over the world with its unique Finnish sound.  Help us in our mission and support us! TAIKA TAIKA (‘magic’ in Finnish) is a The Hague-based Finnish choir. TAIKA was founded in 2012 by its conductor Master of Music Karla-Maria Toiviainen. The choir started as a small hobby choir of merely eight singers and has now grown into a serious choir of more than twenty singers. TAIKA has achieved a valuable role in the Finnish community in the Netherlands. MISSION TAIKA’s mission is to promote Finnish culture and female choral music in The...

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Three men and a birdie win TheHagueOnLine Golf Tournament 2019

On Tuesday 9 July,  Golfbaan  Bentwoud   hosted the 9th annual TheHagueOnLine  Golf tournament  for International & Expat sports & social clubs, organizations and companies. Eight  teams consisting of  3 or 4 players per team played a Florida  scramble format to compete for local bragging rights.  There were also individual prizes for longest drive (male and female) and neary (nearest the pin on a par 3). The tournament was competitive  with only 2 stokes separating the top 3 teams in the  field.  The  scoring was very impressive with seven  teams shooting  netto  par or better for the 18 holes.  The top three teams  all  returned   under par gross scores. The winning team was Three Men and a birdie  who shot a netto score 59 (gross  67). In second place  with a netto score of 60 (gross 70)  were the TheHagueOnline. In third place were  Shell  with a netto score of 61 (gross 67) strokes.  Shell also won the award for the lowest gross score on countback. The individual winners were: Longest drive men – Simon Short  ( Three men and a birdie)   Longest drive female  and the neary were both won by Caroline van Lanschot  (Three men and a birdie)   We would like to thanks our partners and sponsors:   www.zanzibarbeachclub.nl/ www.golflesdenhaag.com/              ...

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The Holland Handbook 2019-2020

It is that time of year again; the new and annually-updated version of The Holland Handbook is here and ready to be enjoyed! Not only that, but this is the 20th edition! Twenty years ago, a modest group of three people sat around a table to discuss the possibility of creating a handbook for expats coming to live here. Those were different times; the types of expats, the budget they had, the amount of time they spent here and the family members they brought with them have changed over time. However, what has not changed is the fact that...

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ESH celebrates its first European Baccalaureate

Yesterday, The European School The Hague  announced that every student in their first group of European Baccalaureate candidates was successful in achieving their diplomas. This 100% pass rate means that all of the students in the Class of 2019 were able to celebrate their graduation together at the school’s first EB graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. At the beginning of the examination period, the school  hosted the European Schools’ inspector and Vice President of the European Baccalaureate 2019, Ms Tuulamarja Huisman from Finland, who monitored their examination procedures to ensure that they  were following all of the relevant protocols....

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Koningstunnel will reopen earlier than expected

Today, the gemeente  announced that the Koningstunnel  under Central Station in  the centre of The Hague  will reopen earlier  than expected.  Motorists will be able drive through the tunnel again on Monday 26 August. The 19 year old tunnel  has been closed for  maintenance and installation of new safety  and lighting systems   since  1 March and was scheduled to reopen  at the end of...

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ACCESS: Survey for Partners Accompanying Working Spouses

A few weeks ago ICAP – the International Community Advisory Panel – launched its latest survey on accompanying spouses’ access to the labour market in the Netherlands. It has been doing well, and they extend their thanks to everyone who has already completed and or shared the survey. ICAP are eager though to ensure they have as many voices as possible, so are renewing their efforts to extend the reach of the survey, which will remain open until the 12th of July. ICAP was established to ‘be a voice’ for the international community, and a place to provide their...

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Special Summer Program at Doors Open Female Hub

This summer, Doors Open Female Hub is the place to be for female entrepreneurs, professionals, local & digital nomads. With an extensive summer program in June, July and August, the initiative  of Suzanne Mau-Asam offers the ideal (summer) cocktail of working, entrepreneurship, learning, networking and relaxing. The popular co-working and co-learning location in the Javastraat brings a summery digital nomad vibe to The Hague. The kick-off of the summer program is on June 13th with the 6th edition of the Bubbels & Babbels networking drink. Between July 1st and August 15th the special Business & Beach deal gives you...

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TheHagueOnLine – International Golf Tournament 2019

Dear  golfers, TheHagueOnLine is again hosting  an International Golf Tournament for International and Expat sports & social clubs, organisations and companies. Also individuals are invited to register and they will be placed in a team. The tournament will take place on Tuesday 9  July at  Golfbaan Bentwoud, near Zoetermeer. The tournament will consist of  10  teams (4 players in a team) and will be a Florida Scramble format. This year  again we have some really nice prizes including a meal vouchers  from  the beach café  Zanzibar  for the winning team  and an hour golf lesson for the longest drive (male and female) from...

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Special Readers Offer: VIP Arrangement – Haagse Wereld Hapjes

From June 7 -10 June during the culinary festival Haagse Wereld Hapjes  on the Lange Voorhout, The Hague a large VIP tent will be set-up where Michelin star chef Marcel van der Kleijn and the 18 Chefs of the participating restaurants  will provide a unique 18-course dinner. Dinners will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and the arrangement includes unlimited  matching wines.  For non wine lovers there is unlimited beer and non-alcoholic drinks. TheHagueOnline Special  Offer On Sunday 9 June (1st Pinkertendag) readers can enjoy this culinary delight for a special price of €125 per person. When registering...

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Public transport strike set for May 28 as pensions dispute continues

Dutch train drivers and public transport workers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague will go on strike on May 28 in a campaign to have the state pension age frozen at 66 and to ensure pensions rise in line with inflation. The 24-hour strike may also include regional transport workers, who are still considering their position. The FNV trade union federation wants the cabinet to commit to keeping the state pension age at 66. It is being gradually increased in three-month increments and will hit 67 years and three months by 2024. ‘A lot of people who work on the railways started when they were young,’ said CNV railway union spokesman Evert Jan van de Mheen.’It is only logical that after such long service, they want to enjoy their pension. So the state pension age should not go up.’ The FNV had planned an all-out strike on March 28 but that was abandoned in the wake of the attack on a Utrecht tram which left four people dead. The engineering and construction workers unions will also stage an all-out strike on May 29 and the FNV has called on other sectors to join the campaign. Source ...

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