Author: Gemma Isherwood

The Hague Bids to Become the First 5G City in NL

The Hague wants to be the first Dutch city in 2020 to have a fully operational 5G network, as announced by alderman Saskia Bruines. Provider T-Mobile Netherlands is starting this year with the rollout of the fast mobile network. In addition to higher speeds of the mobile data network, 5G also offers the possibility to simultaneously connect many more devices to a network. For example, a 5G network can be used in many different ways. “These are, for example, applications that improve the accessibility of the city by offering very local traffic and parking information, based on a fast and reliable 5G connection,”...

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More Electric Charging Points for The Hague

The Hague now has 1,000 charging poles for electric vehicles. The municipality is placing charging poles on city streets to make sure that drivers of electric cars are able to find a charging point quickly and easily. The city will continue to expand its network of ‘regular’ charging points as well as fast-charging stations. The Municipality of The Hague is promoting electric transportation because it contributes towards improving the air quality. More electric cars The number of charging points in The Hague has doubled since 2015 while the number of kilometres driven has more than tripled. Per month about...

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The Hague Ranks 3rd in the World for Liveability

The Hague is the 3rd most liveable city in the world. This is the conclusion of the annual Location Ratings survey conducted by global mobility experts ECA International. Each year ECA evaluates 480 cities around the world on a variety of liveability factors including availability of health services; housing and utilities; isolation; access to a social network and leisure facilities; infrastructure; climate; personal safety; political tensions and air quality. Copenhagen in Denmark and Bern in Switzerland offer the best liveability standards for European expats. Third place this year goes to The Hague, just as in 2018. Three cities in...

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New Organisers for The Hague City Walk and Scheveningen Light Walk

The management of the The Hague City Walk and the Scheveningen Light Walk has been handed over to to Golazo Sports Netherlands. The event, under different organisers, came from years of experience in the organisation of running and cycling events. In 2018, Golazo Sports started adding hiking events to its portfolio, including the City Pier Night Walk. The next logical step The transfer of The Hague City Walk and the Scheveningen Light Walk to Golazo Sports is a logical step. The former managers, Truus van Amstel and Saskia van Amstel, will continue to be closely involved in a consultative...

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Dutch News Podcast: The Everyone’s a Muppet Edition

A blockbuster edition of the podcast this week as the Dutch government sends in Stef Blok to wrestle with a muppet named Brexit and try to beat Venezuela’s aid blockade by going through Curacao. We also hear how Ajax took pride from a home defeat, Amsterdam’s mayor raised the stop sign to red light tourism and a Dutch entrepreneur’s flour bomb blew up in his face. In our discussion we review the court decision that could allow dozens of people to prove once and for all that they were secretly fathered by a sperm clinic owner....

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Zein Academy International Talent Programme Information Session

Zein Academy International Talent Programme Information Session: Wednesday, 6 March 10:00-11:30 Are you interested in a career in international childcare, but not qualified to work with children in the Netherlands? We may have the answer… Over the years, many well-educated and experienced education professionals have applied to us for positions only to find out that their particular Dutch or international qualifications – or former work experience – is not formally recognised by the Dutch Childcare Authorities.   The Zein Academy International Talent Programme (ITP) is a tailor-made training programme that aims to support enthusiastic, passionate and talent looking for a future career in the...

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Photos and Feelings on the Feel at Home Fair

More than a week has passed since the Feel at Home Fair on 3 February – the biggest gathering of the international community in The Netherlands!  These photo albums reveal a day full of warmth and fun, with visitors fully engaging in the spirit of the Fair’s community theme: Roaming the Fair, Kazumi Photographs the Fair and Visiting the Stands. Spot anyone you know? We also have more photos and videos available on the Feel at Home website. Here you can see our video of the Fair, courtesy of media partners, Diplomat TV. Finally, Here in Holland asked visitors to...

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Reiki Classes in The Hague

The word Reiki originates from Japan and can be translated as universal life energy. In the practice of Reiki this energy is used to promote physical and mental healing. Reiki is a natural healing art that supports the whole person both physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Reiki improves health, increases the joy of life and creates balance. Reiki can be learned by anyone. In March 2019 Robert Kramps will offer a first degree Reiki class. A first degree Reiki class consists of 4 consecutive day parts of ca. 3 hours. In this class you will be taught about the...

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Weekend Special (15-17 February)

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!  Valentine’s Jam in The Atrium (15 February) This Valentine’s Day, WereldDansWerkPlaats celebrates love in the...

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Modern Church C3 Den Haag Launches English-speaking Service

On Sunday the 10th of March C3 Den Haag is launching a weekly church service for English-speaking visitors at the Diligentia Theatre. The church has been noticing a growing demand for modern, English-speaking church services in the city centre of The Hague. The new services will start with a festive launch party on the 10th of March, and after the launch, every weekly church service of C3 Den Haag will include both a Dutch and an English talk. “Most of our English-speaking visitors enjoy being part of a Dutch community”, says Lucas de Vreugd, pastor and founder of C3...

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