The reception starts at 15.00 and will last until 17.30. You are welcome.

District bus Step-In 30 years in 2019

We will, of course, celebrate this memorable fact with the volunteers and the subscribers. But during the upcoming New Year’s reception on Sunday, 13 January, in ‘t Klokhuis we will have a musical contribution. We (Riky Krul, honorary!) have found the well-known pianist of the Dutch Swing College Band, Rob Agerbeek, and the bassist Alex Milo,  to perform.   We hope to welcome many local residents that day.

The New Year’s reception is organized by the residents’ organization Archipel & Willemspark, Stichting Wijkbus Step-In,
Vereniging ‘t Klokhuis, Stichting het Klokhuis and Stichting ArchipelPoëZie.

5 December 2018  pac

Under the title “A CHRISTMAS MYSTERY” Archicapella performs winter songs and Christmas Carols in the English Church. Admission is free and the concert starts at 8 pm. The room is open from half past eight.


We would like to thank you all very much for making the food bank collection a success again. The food bank was happy with 55 full crates. Many have contributed.  And in particular, thanks to you who have taken the trouble to come to ‘t Klokhuis or the Switch Point with your donation.

Thanks to the shopkeepers who were again willing to hang our beautiful new posters and this year also the orange hearts. The company Van Eijk sponsored the posters. The Bankastraat colored orange, even though it was not King’s Day! Some shopkeepers had a crate in their store or had even made a nice stall for that.

Several volunteers  spent some hours to receive everything.

On behalf of the organization, thank you very much!

 Marieke Alberts and Anne Tieleman

5 December 2018

For seven years in a row, Anne Tieleman has succeeded in making the campaign a success again. The food bank picked up at least 55 full crates this year.  Weeks before, Anne,  together with co-volunteer Marieke Alberts, actively engaged with, among others, flyers and approaching retailers. Chapeau!

Even the unexpected action at Albert Heijn on the Saturday before of “colleagues” from Scheveningen did not lead to a decrease in the number of filled crates. The local residents were fortunately still able to find the Klokhuis and the Switching Point for this action.

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Turmeric, Saffron, Ginger, Coriander ……..   mmmm! – lose yourself in the flavours of the Subcontinent and introduce a new dimension to your everyday cooking. My Indian workshop gives you some great ideas for home cooking and entertaining. Information on Indian ingredients and cooking techniques ensures this class is perfect for anyone interested in the wholesome cuisine of this vibrant and beautiful country, where food is a daily celebration of life. 

You will learn some easy to prepare, nutritious and impressive dishes for sophisticated everyday cooking like dal (lentils), palak paneer (spinach with cottage cheese), biryani (rice), kebabs etc. Throwing a dinner party needn’t be traumatically complicated.   With plenty of clever tips and mouthwatering dishes, you’ll leave the workshop with new ideas, new confidence and no-nonsense, yet stylish dinner party ideas.

The aim of the cookery workshop is also to facilitate different groups of people to share a healthy meal together once a week and see cookery as a medium for encouraging cross-cultural understanding and facilitating the exchange of cultural experiences.

I run several series of cookery workshops highlighting recipes from different parts of India. The group can also suggest what type of food they wish to learn – vegetarian, traditional, gourmet, mughlai, parsi, punjabi etc. etc. 

The course covers lots of hands-on cooking.   I will only be the facilitator for the group’s activities and demonstrate each recipe giving you lots of fresh ideas and tips about planning, flavor, texture and taste while you will be carrying out all the cooking yourselves. 

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. The group sits down together after each session to eat. The food is matched with non-alcoholic beverages.

The courses run for maximum 4 hours and cover 4-5 recipes at a time that are easily adaptable to other vegetables, pulses, grains or even meat, fish and poultry, if you are cooking for friends and family at home. I will provide you with the printed recipes for each dish from the course.

The group will consist of minimum 4 and maximum 8 members. You can join together with your friends and form a group too.  Do you wish to surprise someone with an original gift?  Give them something they’ll never forget! You can choose a date, time and also the style and menu perfect for your friends. 

Most important:  my workshops are in a very relaxed atmosphere … it’s not a school or “hells” kitchen, but it’s all about having fun with food!

Here is the schedule of the next series of workshops which will begin from January 2019.  As most of you are already aware of, these sessions are organised at my home on Saturdays from 6 pm till 10 pm.   The cost is €50 per person per workshop.

If you are interested, please contact me on 06 5588 3510 or email

Everybody is probably busy now with all the festivities and looking forward to the Sinterklaas and the Christmas break!  I have always loved this time of the year.   It is such a great excuse to pamper my friends and guests with great meals too.  


Wish you all and your dear ones a joyful & festive period and a very happy, healthy & delicious 2019J


12 January Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
19 January Traditional Indian Meal
26 January Vegetarian Meal
2 February Indian Party Snacks
9 February          Traditional Indian Meal
16 February    Vegetarian Meal
23 February – 2 March Voorjaarsvakantie
9 March Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
16 March Traditional Indian Meal
23 March Vegetarian Meal
30 March Traditional Indian Meal
6 April                   Indian Party Snacks
13 April                   Vegetarian Meal
20 April – 4 May Meivakantie
11 May Vegetarian meal
18 May Traditional Indian Meal
25 May Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
1 June Hemelvaart
8 June Traditional Indian meal
15 June Vegetarian Meal
22 June Mughlai, Parsi or Punjabi Cuisine
29 June Vegetarian Meal
6 July Indian Party Snacks
13 July Traditional Indian meal
20 July onwards Summer Holidays

November 27,  2018

>> Open / download (PDF) the report of the district council dd. 22-11-2018.


during the Stadsgesprek on Monday 3 December from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

What does Culture mean to you? What does the future of the Hague arts and culture sector look like? I would like to invite you to give your opinion in a public debate about how the municipality of The Hague will shape art and culture policy in the coming years.

You are most welcome at this Stadsgesprek on Monday 3 December from 19.30 to 21.30 De Nieuwe Regentes*

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November 27, 2018

A good relationship with your neighbors and taking each other into account creates a pleasant living environment and increases your living and living pleasure. That is why it is important that building and working in the neighborhood or street has a good relationship. This ensures understanding for each other’s situation and prevents nuisance, complaints and objections. Read which resources you can use to inform each other before and during the construction of what is going to happen.   For further information, click on   link  for The Hague municipality website.




An initiative of Eva Soeters, local resident in Malakkastraat: “in our nice neighborhood Archipel is not AED.Our neighborhood needs its own AED, so we save lives! Help you donate for our BuurtAED.”

The target amount is € 2.475

For more information about donation and stand go to:

Stand Tue 27-11-’18 at 15:50 :

[Editor’s note:  De kauw is known as Corvus monedula, also Coloeus monedul, a black bird  closely related to the crow, magpie and raven.]


November 23, 2018

I have lived my entire life in the Balistraat, where I look out on the Paramaribohofje on the garden side. For a large part of the year, I could observe the social life of about ten kauwfamilies from the conservatory: their pecking order, their quarrels for food, of course, but also the struggle for living spaces, because that’s what this is about. These ‘houses’ were taken away from them by the manager of these courtyards, because the kauwfamilies had just found a shelter in the old chimneys of these buildings. They have already done that for forty years. For decades they sit on the eaves, visit each other’s “houses”, get quarrels, flutter away again, dive into the gardens where a sort of “oligarch” with dilated breast feathers makes clear who is the boss. This piece of nature has disappeared in one go because the manager of the court houses has closed the fire holes with gauze. A sad face: the fluttering families do not understand why they can not come in for their closed litters.

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