Author: Gemma Isherwood

The 12-year Alimony Period is Over: What Will Change, When and for Whom?

If you have followed the news over the past few weeks, you won’t have missed the fact that a new law on the duration of alimony (partner maintenance) will soon be introduced. After much discussion in The Hague, the time has finally come. The 12-year alimony period will be replaced by a period of half the duration of the marriage, with a maximum of 5 years as the main rule. So what exactly will change, when and for whom? What exactly will change? Until now, the maximum duration for paying partner maintenance has been set at 12 years. The...

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Sand Sculptures Return to Lange Voorhout

On the Lange Voorhout in front of the Escher Museum, three international sand sculpture artists are working in front of the public. Artists from England, Ireland and the Netherlands set to work on Saturday 15 June. In total, the artists will work on sand sculptures for eight days. The sand works of art are part of the festival Festival aan Zee. The three sculptures are therefore made in the themes ‘visual art’, ‘theater’ and ‘dance’. The artists are still working until Saturday 22 June. After that, the sand sculptures can be admired until 25...

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Roadworks at Houtrustweg from June

The Houtrustweg will be widened and partially increased after the summer. In preparation, the contractor is relocating cables and pipes at Houtrustweg 486-500. This means excavation work in the pavement for the houses. The work starts in the week of 17 June 2019 and lasts approximately 5 weeks. Residents were asked to remove planters, chairs, benches, bicycles or other objects from the sidewalk. Everything that is attached to or in the ground is removed by the contractor and put back afterwards. Before starting, the contractor takes photos of the strip in front of the house so that he can return it...

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Kiki Bertens Loses at Rosmalen, Remains World 4th

Kiki Bertens has lost the final of the Rosmalen tennis tournament. Her American opponent Alison Riske won in three sets of the Wateringse: 6-0, 6-7, 5-7. In the second set, Bertens had five match points that they all left unused. It was Bertens her first final where grass served as a tennis base. Bertens remains fourth in the world ranking. Through her final place she ends up with her close pursuers Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber. Bertens attracted the first set without any problems. She didn’t give up a game and won 6-0 against the American number 61 in the world. Injury At the...

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Dutch News Podcast – The Not Those Nazis Edition

We’re living on the edge in this week’s podcast, and not just because the pinautomaten in Albert Heijn have broken down. The king weighs into the Irish border issue that has been stirred up again by Brexit, Jeroen Dijsselbloem drops a bombshell into the pension talks, universities are accused of setting the bar too low and YouTube causes ophef by taking down the wrong type of Nazis. In sport the women’s team scrape through their opening World Cup match while the men once again lose a tournament final to the host nation. And we discuss whether bringing back children from the Syrian civil war is desirable or feasible.  Photo: Franklin Heijnen via...

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IMAGES Photographer of the Year: May Winners

Every month IMAGES organises a photo competition for its members. The theme of the month of May was “Faceless Self Portrait”. The photos submitted were judged by the members of IMAGES, scoring each top five photo 1 out of 5 (1 being the first choice and 5 being the fifth choice). TheHagueOnLine will be posting a feature article on a regular basis featuring the top five photographers of each month. 1. Timco – Mirror picture   2. Timco – Tunnel Selfie   3. Lesley – Reflections   4. Heather – Scary Squares   5. Lesley – Shadow   The...

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Weekend Special (14-16 June)

Here’s your weekly summary of What’s On  This is our top list of events, exhibitions, music, festivals and more to keep you entertained this weekend. We include events from The Hague, Leiden, Delft, Scheveningen and everywhere in between. Below the four featured events, you can find other things happening this weekend, as well as ongoing exhibitions and festivals. You’ll also find all our upcoming listings with links so you can plan ahead. There are family-friendly suggestions too, making sure everyone can explore the area and its culture together. We hope you have a great time, no matter what you...

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Road Pricing Being Pushed Again by Motoring Organisations

Road pricing is back on the political agenda and will be part of a package of measures to cut pollution and car usage proposed by an alliance of motoring and public transport organisations later this week, the Telegraaf said on Tuesday. ‘We are aiming for 2024 as the start of a road pricing scheme which will cover everyone, not just in rush hour,’ Steven van Eijck, chairman of the Rai motoring organisation, told the paper ahead of the launch of the Deltaplan Mobiliteit (mobility plan). The Rai is one of the coalition of 24 transport-related groups which are urging...

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The Hague Enters Running for ‘Cleanest Shopping Street’ Title

The municipality of The Hague is in the race to be Cleanest Shopping Area in the Netherlands, an initiative of Stichting NederlandSchoon. With five shopping areas in the running, The Hague has put its best foot forward in the Cleanest Shopping Area Election. NederlandSchoon will tour the country in the coming months for an extensive investigation, asking shoppers how clean they think their area is. The observation teams also measure the beauty of each entrant. The winner will be announced in October. Helene van Zutphen, director of NederlandSchoon says: “If your favorite street is clean, shopping will become even...

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Enjoy your own stretch of sand at Zanzibar Beachclub

As summer approaches, it’s time to embrace the great weather, and what better place than right on the sand at Scheveningen Beach? In the middle of the hustle and bustle of this popular seafront, you’ll find Zanzibar Beachclub, a beautiful venue that’s easy to find and easy to enjoy until well after the sun goes down. Planning an end-of-year party is what early summer weekends are all about, and Zanzibar has got it all; cosy indoor seating, a decked terrace, outdoor dining and plenty of places to relax with the sand between your toes. As office weeks wind down,...

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