Author: Gemma Isherwood

NL on the way to Euro Championships after Two Wins

Two strong wins in four days put the Netherlands well on their way to qualifying for next year’s European football championships. Oranje remains in third place in Group C, with nine points from four games but this is one match less than the other four teams. On Monday night, Oranje booked a routine 0-4 away win over Estonia in a game the Dutch were widely expected to win. ‘Before the match we realised that if we didn’t get the focus right from the beginning it could be a difficult evening,’ Ryan Babel told NOS television.’ It was great to...

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Eisenhowerlaan Roadworks: October 2019

The Eisenhowerlaan will be made safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Roadworks will take place from 21 October to 1 November 2019. Eisenhowerlaan information evening To inform area residents about the roadworks the municipality will organise a walk-in evening on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. During this meeting you can look at the designs for the Eisenhowerlaan and municipal employees will be there to explain the new situation and answer questions. You do not need to register for the meeting. You are invited to just drop by. Date: Wednesday, 18 September Time: 18.00 to 20.00 hrs. Location: World Café, World Forum...

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Traffic Guidance for Prinsjesdag 2019

On Tuesday 17 September 2019, it will be Prinsjesdag: the opening of the new parliamentary year. The days before, The Hague celebrates the Prinsjesfestival. In the center streets are closed and garages have limited access. Come by bike or public transportation. The parliamentary year starts on the 3rd Tuesday of September. The royal couple is taking the Glass Carriage to the Ridderzaal. There the king delivers the speech with the main plans of the government for the coming year. The route from the Glass Carriage to the Ridderzaal runs via the Noordeinde, Heulstraat, Kneuterdijk, Lange Voorhout, Tournooiveld, Korte Vijverberg to the Binnenhof. The program...

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Dutch News Podcast: The We Know What Otten Did Last Summer Edition

The podcast team look back over a summer of blistering heat and bristling with ophef: who poisoned the plants in Thierry Baudet’s office? Why does Haarlem have a problem with globetrotters? And was the king wise to come out as a redbeard? We also look at how Amsterdam became a paradise for cocaine dealers, why the Labour party has done a U-turn on student funding and Ronald Koeman’s return to Hamburg 31 years after he wiped the floor with the Germans....

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Britain Invests More and More in NL as Brexit Deadline Looms

British companies have upped their investments in the Netherlands more than five-fold since the Brexit referendum in 2018, according to new calculations by Dutch statistics agency CBS. In 2016, British multinationals invested €14bn in Dutch companies but by last year this had risen to €80bn. This makes Britain the biggest foreign investor in the Netherlands, the CBS said. By contrast, Dutch firms are pulling their investments out of Britain. In 2016, Dutch firms pumped €50bn into the UK but that halved in 2017 and in 2018 they actually withdrew €11bn. This is because Britain’s withdrawal from the EU makes...

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Padraig Harrington and Eddie Pepperell to play 100th KLM Open

KLM Open field to feast on Visitors of the 100th KLM Open could already look forward to a field of international top golfers such as Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Lee Westwood, Matt Wallace, Thomas Pieters and Martin Kaymer. In addition, the organization can also announce Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington and Englishman Eddie Pepperell. The provisional registration list for the KLM Open 2019 in Amsterdam was published today and contains numerous big names. Impressive statistics The 100th KLM Open has seven major title winners who together have won 11 majors. Patrick Reed is the highest placed in the world...

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Weekend Special (6-8 September)

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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Controversial Night Permits for The Hague Hospitality Industry Granted

The five night permits for catering establishments outside the center of The Hague are forgiven. It concerns five extra permits in addition to the existing cases that may remain open during the night.  The night permits are for the Zuiderpark attraction center, De Gouden Wok restaurant, Sun Palace party center and two permits for the Opera hall center. The catering establishments may remain open until 6 am on Thursday nights on Friday, Friday on Saturday and Saturday on Sunday. Forty other restaurants were allowed to stay open during the nights. Free opening hours apply to the Plein, Grote Markt, Buitenhof, part of the Spui and Scheveningen...

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Festivals in The Hague: Accessibility

There are multiple events in the city on the weekend from 5 to 8 September 2019. Crowds are expected in the center of The Hague and in Scheveningen. Therefore please come by bicycle or public transport. Accessibility Lange Voorhout Lange Voorhout is closed from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 September for traffic for the Cultural Weekend in The Hague. On these days there are several events in the street: Oh Oh Intro festival, Embassy Festival and UIT Festival The Hague. This last festival is on Lange Voorhout and Plein. Le Marie Marché is on Lange Vijverberg on 7 and 8 September. The...

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Reopening of ‘Naturalis’ Draws Thousands of Visitors

Nearly 6,000 people have visited the renewed Naturalis this weekend. The natural history museum in Leiden opened again to the public on Saturday morning after two years. Naturalis has been renovated and has a brand new museum building. Hundreds of people were already queuing on Saturday morning to be the first to see how the museum has changed. A thousand visitors had already been counted within an hour. At the moment there are nine exhibitions. Two rooms are used for changing exhibitions. Seven rooms are for the permanent collection with themes such as life, death, the ice age, the temptation and the dinosaur time. Trix In room ‘dino’...

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