In the month of December, on 16-17 and 22 to 24 December from 2 to 6 pm, at Wijn op Dronk Balistraat 81b, some twenty wines are on the tasting table. Here you can choose which wines you want to serve during the holidays. See further information on the website

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New Year’s meeting in the Klokhuis
Celebesstraat 4, 2585 TJ Den Haag

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

We hereby invite you to the joint New Year’s meeting of Stichting Het Klokhuis, Vereniging ‘t Klokhuis, Resident Organization Archipel & Willemspark, Stichting Wijkbus Stap-In and Stichting ArchipelPoëzie.
We would like to meet you at our reception on Sunday, January 7, 2018, between 3 and 5 pm in ‘t Klokhuis. Around 4 pm a welcome speech from the chairmen will follow. The meeting is graced by string orchestra Otto Voci.

Yours sincerely, on behalf of the aforementioned boards, Mw. L. de Bles, Mw. J.G.P. Hamers-van Veen, Hr. H. van Gent, Mw. K.I. Beekman, Hr. D. Hazekamp

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The fiftieth issue of Arabesken has appeared. This number contains two new sections. ‘Couperus and contemporary criticism’ has been replaced by the new section ‘Working with Couperus’. Here, various people are asked to respond from their professional group to the work of Couperus and to the question what that work can mean for us today. The first person to speak is Lidewijde Paris, Ambassador and former publisher. The second new section is ‘The Passatist’, in which you will always see two photos of a place that has to do with Couperus: one made in his time and one in our time. Next to the photos is a quote from Couperus about this place.

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What can you do during the Christmas holidays in the Communication Museum? We offer the best activities and workshops for young and old: – New Year’s greeting vlog (6 to 12 years) – Drawing with a robot arm (up to 12 years) – Making Fake news (from 16 years) Also participate in the quest through the museum and discover! See further on the website.

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On 5 October, residents of the neighborhood talked to the municipality about what is important in the neighborhood, and what should preferably be tackled in the coming year. The contribution of that evening will be used in drawing up the so-called District Implementation Plan 2018. During the meeting, three topics were discussed: sustainability, quality of life and traffic.

Below you can download three reports. A separate report has been prepared for each of the topics.




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Friday, 15 December, at 8 pm there is a Christmas concert in the Nieuwe Badkapel, Nieuwe Parklaan 90. Three works of Bach will be performed: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Weihnachts-Oratorium part 3 and Magnificat (with Lauden)

Soloists are: Wendy Roobol, soprano; Anne-Marieke Evers, alto; Jan-Willem Schaafsma, tenor; and Marcel Moester, bass. The choir is the Hague Baroque Society and the whole is performed under the direction of Gilles Michels.

Tickets are 25 € are available at and Albersen Music Valeriusstraat 12 and Boekhandel Scheveningen Keizerstraat 50.  Also on December 15 from 7 pm in the church.

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Buy oliebollen for UNICEF

On Tuesday 12 December, residents and businesses in The Hague can buy oliebollen for 1 euro in  the City Hall and support UNICEF.

The oliebollen will be supplied  by Jan Vermolen, the best-known oliebollen baker in The Hague.  All the sales proceeds from his prize-winning deep fried doughnut balls will go to UNCEF, the  gemeente’s  chosen charity for the coming years.

Local businesses can order oliebollen in support of the charity.  As of 1 December they  can email your order to Please state the name of your company, address, contact person and contact details.

The oliebollen can be picked up in the City Hall on 12 December. Orders of more than 100 oliebollen will be delivered for free.


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6 December 2017

Dear everyone,

Very informally the VVD wanted to award this prize in the short term.
That happened last Wednesday, on behalf of AWOC (and A & W) in the presence of council member Ingrid Michon

Marianne was rightly put in the limelight for her commitment to our neighborhood.
For 11 years she was our neighborhood sparring partner and now active in 2005 and Hofstad. She wanted change after such a time, but she had a great time with us. And we with her! A challenge for Marco Scherpenisse as a successor!

Hearty greetings,

Bert Bos
GSM +31653787344


these beautiful trees gone??

What is going on:
A project developer wants to build 18 new homes on the parking lot of the Balistraat. These houses come to an underground car park that becomes so wide that the existing houses are damaged, trees and vegetation are killed and even these 2 beautiful chestnut trees of about 100 years old are killed.

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Base: 500 grams Lasagna (sheets) / preferably fresh 200 grams Parmesan cheese / 20 grams butter.
For the Bechamel sauce: 100 grams butter / 100 grams flour / 1 liter full milk / 1 pinch of salt
For the radicchio (red chicory) sauce: 500 grams red chicory / 1 shallot / 2 tablespoons olive oil / salt and pepper / half teaspoon sugar

BECHAMEL SAUCE Melt the butter in a frying pan. Once the butter turns brown, add the flour and mix well for 5 minutes to obtain the “roux”. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk, to avoid lumps. Return to the heat and let the mixture boil for about 10 minutes until it has a firm, creamy consistency.

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