Dear Wine lover,

Do you enjoy the summer? Drinks in the garden and on the beach! Arend-Jaap and Arine cordially invite you for their tasting of summer wines with delicious, refreshing summer wines:

Saturday July 8, 15.00-18.00 hrs Balistraat 81B
Sunday July 9, 15.00-18.00 hrs De Kwartel, Zuiderstrand

On July 9, you can also order your favourite wine at €5 per glass. Two halves or three thirds is also possible. An excellent opportunity to pair our wines with the delicious food of De Kwartel. You can reserve a table for dinner via 070 355 5615.

23 June 2017, Arend-Jaap & Arine van der Lely (Wijn op Dronk)



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This year’s summer festival of the Archipel School (Atjehstraat 31) will take place on Friday 23 June from 15.00 to 18.00 hrs.
For the children and their parents it will be a big event in and around the school yard. There will be performances on the open air stage, many activities, tasty food and at the end a big water fight.
For the neighbours the celebration may cause inconvenience; we apologize for that.
With kind regards,

14 June 2017, Saskia Zaat
Directeur OBS Archipel


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13 June 2017 


(an en croute with meat, fish or venison; this one is with meat)

Ingredients for tourtière


150 gr salted butter
150 gr flour (or flour of bearded wheat)
1 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs


2 large potatoes
500 gr sausage meat
2 medium onions, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon of dried sage
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of powdered clove
1 tablespoon of water


– melt the butter in the water in a small saucepan on a high heat. Stirr and allow to cool a little
– stirr flour and salt together in a large bowl. Whip 1 egg with the white of the second egg in a small bowl (keep the yolk of the second egg). Stirr the whipped eggs and the warm butter-mixture through the flour. Knead by hand until the mixture turns into dough. Take 1/3 of the dough and roll into a ball. Roll the rest of the dough into a bigger ball. Wrap each ball in plastic foil and leave the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour
– cut the pealed potatoes in slices; put them in a small saucepan, cover with water and cook until well done. Drain and mash.
– put a large fryingpan on a medium heat and add the sausage meat, onion and garlic. Fry gently and keep stirring until the meat is no longer red (about 5 minutes). Mix in the mustard, thyme, sage, salt and clove and some freshly ground pepper. Stirr in the mashed potatoes and fry for another 2 minutes until all liquid has been absorbed. Put the mass into a bowl and allow it to cool in the refrigerator (about 30 minutes)
– heat the oven to 190 degrees C. Cover a deep baking tin with baking paper. Cover table top and rolling pin with flour. Roll the small ball of dough into a square of 15 x 30 cm. The dough may look like marble, that is OK. Roll the larger ball of dough into a square of 20 x 40 cm. Cover the bottom of the baking tin with the large piece of dough, add the filling and cover the whole with the smaller piece of dough; knead the edges of the top and the bottom layers of dough together. Left over pieces of dough can be used to decorate the cover. Whip the egg yolk and spread it over the cover.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes in the middle of the oven until the dough is a golden brown and the filling bubbles. Allow to cool on a grid for 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with iced carrots and jacket potatoes.

Iced potatoes with maple syrup


1 litre of water
1,8 kg carrots, pealed, cut diagonally into ovals about 0,5 cm thick
10 tablespoons of butter (not salted)
3 tablespoons of sugar
1,5 teaspoon of seasalt
3 tablespoons of  brown sugar
6 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley


Mix carrots, 4 tablespoons of butter, sugar and salt; bring the mixture to the boil in a large pan. Lower the heat, put the lid on the pan and let stew until the carrots are just done. Strain.
(you can do this in advance; keep the mixture at room temperature)

Mix 6 tablespoons of butter in a large non-stick skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the maple syrup and sugar, stirr till the sugar is dissolved. Add the carrots and let them cook for about 5 minutes till they are hot. Add pepper and salt.
Serve the carrots in a bowl, sprinkled with parsley.

16 June 2017







When you know of a special project or initiative that is run by volunteers and is important to society you can make the project come forward for the Piet Vink-prijs (Piet Vink award).
Every year the Society of Former Members of the Municipal Council present the Piet Vink award, which was named after the former Deputy Mayor Piet Vink (1927-2002). Projects that bridge gaps in society, that create solidarity and in which volunteers play an important part have an opportunity of winning prizes with a total of € 4500,00.
This year is the thirteenth time that the award will be presented. In former years the award was won by the community farm De Nijkamphoeve, the beekeeper Blije Bijen (2015) and Telefooncirkel Laak (2016).

Projects can be registered (written on one A4 sheet) until 14 September at:
Vereniging van Oud-Gemeenteraadsleden p/a Griffie Gemeenteraad,
for the attention of Mrs J. van der Salm
Postbus 19157; 2500 CD Den Haag
or per Email:

Piet Vink
As member of the Municipal Council (1964 -1970) and Deputy Mayor (1970 – 1986) for youth, sports, recreation and culture) Piet Vink dedicated himself to the society of The Hague. He became the symbol for community work, community centres and sports clubs. When in 1986 he took his leave from active political life he was created honorary citizen of The Hague. From then on he dedicated himself to dozens of administrative or advisory positions in social organisations in The Hague.

For more information (in Dutch):

13 June 2017


For the fifth time Groenlinks Den Haag organizes a competition for the greenest balcony, roof terrace or front garden. The three best competitors will be awarded with a nice prize.
Leader of the fraction Arjen Kapteijns: “In a densely populated city like The Hague every bit of green counts. Flowers and plants on balconies, terraces and along house fronts make the city more beautiful, attractive and healthy for everybody!”

The judges look at beauty, creativity and hospitality to insects. The winner will be rewarded a plant voucher of € 50,00, the runner-up a voucher of € 25,00 and the third prize is a voucher of € 10,00.

Do you want to join the competition? Please send a picture of your balcony, terrace or little house front garden and your contact address before 28 August 2017 to:
On 11 September the result will be declared.

For more info:

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16 June 2017


The Raamweg-Koningskade reopened  to traffic at the end of the day on Saturday, 17 June. This is approximately 1 week ahead of schedule. The road works project was successfully carried out earlier than planned.

This busy major traffic artery in the city reopened after 3 months of roadworks. Since the end of March extensive maintenance work has been carried out on replacing the sewer pipes on the Raamweg-Koningskade, a route accommodating about 60,000 vehicles each day. The route first had to be closed in the direction of the A12 the first 4 weeks. Then it was closed in both directions for 8 weeks.

The reason the road opened earlier than expected is that the project experienced almost no delays due to unexpected setbacks. The extra time factored into the project appeared to be unnecessary in the end. Deputy Mayor Tom de Bruijn (Traffic): ‘Naturally there were a few surprises below the ground. The old sewer pipes appeared to be difficult to remove in some spots. But we were able to solve all of this without changing the planning. Dura Vermeer worked hard to make it all happen.’

The fear that traffic would come to a complete halt in the city was unfounded. It was, however, often extremely busy at a number of points, especially during rush hour. For weeks there was bumper to bumper traffic on the Koninginnegracht. It was also often busy at the intersection between the Utrechtsebaan and Benoordenhoutseweg.

Once the Raamweg-Koningskade reopens, traffic will flow again there but this will be a different story for Benoordenhout. Until the end of August 2017 work will be carried out to replace the sewer pipes on the Wassenaarseweg and Oostduinlaan. This work will also mean a higher level of noise pollution for the neighbourhood.

17 June 2017,


On Thursday 22 June 2017, between 17.30 and 19.30 hrs, the Archipel Ondernemers Club (AWOC) (Archipel entrepreneurs club) and the Municipality of The Hague will oranize a herringparty for all entrepreneurs in the Archipel neighbourhood in the court next to Apotheek Nauta (Bankastraat/Madoerastraat).
The young herring will be provided by the fish-shop and -restaurant of the Archipel, ZOT – ZeeOpTafel , drinks by the Municipality.

Music will be played by the band ROOMSERVICE.

You are requested to register via  e-mail

This herringparty will be the last activity of the Archipel Ondernemersclub before the summer. We wish you a very good summer and hope to meet you at our activities and drinks parties in the fall.

7 June 2017,  Archipel Ondernemers Club.


On Saturday 1 July 2017 the choir Archicapella will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the summer concert: “Summertime”.

Programme before the intermission: “The Best of”, a selection of the choir’s repertoire of the last five years, with a medley from West Side Story. After the intermission: jazzy American songs of the 20th century, among others by George Gershwin, Henri Mancini, Hoagy Carmicheal and Duke Ellington.

It promises to become a truly musical celebration. We will welcome the soloists  Judith Sepulchre (soprano) and Yonathan Van Den Brink (bass/baritone). Luba Podgayskaya (piano) and Tim Braitwaite (saxophone) will do the instrumental accompaniment.
Sandra Audere is the conductor.

Entrance fee:  €12.50, at the entrace door  €15,00  (coffee and tea included).
Tickets can be ordered via:
Location: De Maranathakerk, 2e Sweelinckstraat 156, 2517 HB Den Haag
Time: 1 July,  20.00 – 22.15 hrs

12 June 2017