Author: Gemma Isherwood

Themed Year in The Hague Attracts 4.7 Million Visitors

‘Feest aan Zee’, the celebration of 200 years of the seaside resort at Scheveningen, drew 4.7 million visitors. All other objectives for tourism and popularity were achieved and surpassed! The Municipality of The Hague has really put itself on the map with the theme ‘City by the Sea’ and the entire city has won plenty of recognition and tourism. Economically and in terms of media interest, the targets have been exceeded and there has also been ‘scored’ on educational and participaion levels. The Feest aan Zee program was a mix of unique one-off festivities, new initiatives with a fixed...

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Dutch News Podcast – The Commercial Breakdown Edition

Our last podcast of the year features a helter-skelter game of red cards, own goals and penalties that ultimately changed nothing, while away from the Brexit negotiations Ajax qualified for the next round of the Champions League. We ask why girls are more likely to move up the educational ladder then boys, whether stints will ever be allowed back  on cycle paths and why a group of Chinese villagers were told to Buddha off by a Dutch court. In the discussion we look at the catchiest – and the most irritating – adverts in the Netherlands and how they have affected cultural life....

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Weekend Special (14-16 December)

Welcome to your weekly summary of What’s On in The Hague! Below you’ll find this weekend’s highlights and plenty of ways to entertain yourself over the coming weekend. There’s a list of upcoming items, ongoing exhibitions, sports events, socials and much more! All events take place in The Hague and surrounding areas, you can click the events or links for more information. Remember to check with each event organiser for ticket prices, entry requirements or last minute changes (just in case). Have a great weekend!  Royal Christmas Fair The Hague (14-26 December) From Friday 14 to Sunday 23 December 2018,...

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The Hague’s Heroes of 2018

Over the weekend, during the Hague Helden Gala at the ibis Den Haag City Center, the five winning Hague Heroes were announced for the fourth time in a row. Jeanine Ackermann (Neighborhood & Environment), Bep van den Hoogenband (Culture), Paul Kisner (Education & Youth), Peter Claassen (Sports) and Matthy Hector (Care & Welfare) have won the honorary title ‘Haagse Held van het jaar’ for their special commitment to the city. Middin, department Participation Center Weesperstraat and St. Dierenhospitaal and Ambulancedienst The Hague have received the Golden and Silver Tributes respectively. These two organizations have succeeded in making volunteer work accessible...

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Population of The Hague Growing Faster than Expected

The population of The Hague is expected to grow to between 602,000 and 627,000 inhabitants by 2040, according to the population projection 2018. The latest population projection (bevolkingsprognose) shows that The Hague’s population grew over the last 5 years despite the economic crisis and a decrease in new housing development. The number of city inhabitants rose on average by 5,300 people per year over the last 5 years while the municipality projected an rise of 4,000 per year. In the next few years growth of 7.6% is expected to nearly 567,000 by 2023. The city will probably soon exceed...

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Registration Open for City Pier City Night Walk

On Friday evening, March 8, 2019, the second edition of the City Pier Night Walk will take place. The City Pier Night Walk is a unique walking tour prior to the NN CPC course The Hague. The evening walk of approximately 12 km runs through the atmospheric, illuminated streets of the city of The Hague towards the boulevard of Scheveningen. A special occasion for walking enthusiasts to see The Hague from a different angle. The walking tour The walk starts at 6.45 pm, when it is just getting dark. The route starts at the Malieveld and leads participants along...

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New HTM Timetables: More Trams at Peak Times

The new timetable at the HTM started on Sunday. The transport company has reported many changes to both bus and tram availability. In addition, HTM extends the rush hour from 18:00 to 19:00. The frequency of tram 6 is increased during the afternoon peak to seven trams per hour. RandstadRail 3 and 4 continue to drive at twelve trams per hour. Tram 1 will continue until mid-February between Delft Tanthof and Gravenstraat. As long as the work on the Scheveningseweg lasts, buses 31 and 61 will replace the tram between Scheveningen and the center of The Hague. From next year, three new bus lines will...

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Dutch News Podcast: The George Soros Eye Shadow Palettes Edition

As a round-the-clock deportation-busting church service draws the attention of the world’s media, Amsterdam calls time on the giant letters outside the Rijksmuseum, Dick Advocaat causes some ophef when he gets a time out in the referee’s room and Emile Ratelband is told he can’t turn the clock back on his passport. We also discuss why the Marrakesh pact to control migration has sparked a heated debate both in the Tweede Kamer and internationally.  ...

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Haags Historisch Museum: Johan van Oldenbarnevelt

Prime Minister Mark Rutte considers him to be the most important Dutch statesman. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt helped create the Dutch Republic. The Hague’s Historisch Museum now offers a short introduction to van Oldenbarnevelt in its exhibition “Man, Might, Murder”. Enter the exhibition on the period building’s first floor. On your right you see a chair, table, letters. Van Oldenbarnevelt is 71 years old and writing farewell letters. He may have sat in this very chair, at this very table. Throughout this exhibition, visitors come across many personal belongings and items linked to van Oldenbarnevelt. These include documents, letters and...

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Weekend Special (7-9 December)

Welcome to your weekly summary of What’s On in The Hague! Below you’ll find this weekend’s highlights and plenty of ways to entertain yourself over the coming weekend. There’s a list of upcoming items, ongoing exhibitions, sports events, socials and much more! All events take place in The Hague and surrounding areas, you can click the events or links for more information. Remember to check with each event organiser for ticket prices, entry requirements or last minute changes (just in case). Have a great weekend!  TINK Amazing Shop Windows The Hague (7-25 December) TINK illuminates Downtown The Hague and makes shopping...

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