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No More North Sea Jazz !!! North Sea Jazz Festival Review

When the North Sea Jazz Festival was in The Hague people came from all over to join this true music happening, ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz to AvantGarde jazz, from gospels to Latin and world beat, from R&B to funky soul.

It was a Dutch jazz promotor who brought the first edition (North Sea Jazz Festival) to The Hague, July 1976. NSJF is his brainchild, and jazz legends like Count Basie, Lady Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie, included the Dutch avant-garde, performed at the Jazz Festival at the opening.

Unfortunately and so sadly the very last NSJF time in The Hague was in July, 2005 (sigh, sigh). Next will be in Rotterdam. Still The Hague people never forget the good old times of the NSJF!

North Sea Jazz Festival - info
Postbus 3325
2601 DH Delft
The Netherlands
Fax: +31 (0)15-214 83 93

Phone: +31 (0)70 3066366

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Go Loose All Of The Night !!! City fun Review

Every year, The Hague celebrates an event that's called Haagse Koninginnenach (Queen's Night Of The Hague). On this evening there's a lot of live music on different stages (music squares for this night) in the center of The Hague. Over 100.000 people dance their night ...

For Tourists who love music and are able to visit the Netherlands in the last weekend of April this is an absolute MUST !!! If you missed it before .. be sure to be here on April, 29 2006 !! There is NOTHING like it in Holland,... in the world ...

The Hague boasts the most famous night in the whole of "the eve of Queen Beatrix' birthday, Koninginnenach", and all over the Netherlands. It is one huge, swinging party-time night at the entire downtown The Hague's area. Shows by poppy well-known bands, new music talent, too, and a festive fair around the Hofvijver pond! This night is called Koninginnenach; to be pronounced with a really broad Hague accent!

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Dutch Cows To See Surrounding places and cities Review

The Hague is one of the "randsteden" (the rim-shaped agglomeration of cities in the westerly part of the Netherlands). Some think of an over-crowded industrial area where it has been clipped its wings of nature. Well, not a word of truth in it!

You can make some great cycle-trips, and The Hague has special rules to please its cycle-friends. And it's a great deal the sightseeing by bicycle you can do in a relatively short time.

You want to see cows near The Hague? That is possible my dear. If you turn your back on the coastline of Holland and set course inland, you will land in the exceedingly Dutch polder landscape; excellent base for cycling trips in the polders (from The Hague to Leiden, Delft or Hoek van Holland).

Let the cows catch your eye set in a polder landscape, go by car or bicycle and, maybe you can stop to watch the cows being milked. Remember when all cows come together of a sudden the milkman has to be very close ...

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Famous Philosophy By Descartes City landmarks Review

I think, therefore I am became a beloved quote, world-famous by René Descartes, one of the best qualified modern world-philosophers. So it's quite remarkable his statue got placed in a district not that high qualified in The Hague, named Newtonplein. After the neighbourhood got renewed the place looks a lot more better and, even popular Hiphop festivals and Block parties are organized. So Descartes still may effect his world-famous thoughts from this nice little square Newtonplein ...

It's said that Benedict Spinoza derived his method from Descartes and Spinoza wrote a noted exposition of Descartes' thought. According to Descartes, a human being is a union of mind and body and, imagination is what unified body and mind, “Cogito, ergo sum” (Latin: “I think, therefore I am”).
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  • Updated Jun 16, 2008
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Internet Cafe, Can't Without Huh ??? Internet café Review

Ookiedook, ... don't worry, The Hague got Cafe Internet, and some Internet "cyber-shops". You can find these here >>>

Public Library
Spui 68
2511 BT Den Haag
Phone/fax: (+31) (0)70 353 44 01
Open: Monday 12:00 am - 21:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 21:00 pm.
Wednesday 10:00 am. - 21:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 21:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 21:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 17:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am - 17:00 pm (except from May till August)
Price: 1,60 Euro per half hour

Internetcafe Den Haag
Elandstraat 48
2513 GT Den Haag
Phone: (+31) (0)70 363 62 86
Website: Internet-cafe The Hague
Daily from 15:00 pm - 24:00 pm
Saturday closed

Center The Hague TELFORT
Grote Marktstraat 51, The Hague
Monday-Saturday 9:00-18:30,
Thursday 9:00-21:00,
Sunday 12:00-18:00

Copy Shop
Torenstraat 172, 2513 BW The Hague
Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00,
Saturday 10:00-17:00

NUL 70 Cafe Restaurant
Denneweg 27
2514 CC The Hague

Weimarstraat 57
2562 GR The Hague
Tel: +31703650627
Open 10am - 10pm

Chill & Chat
Palaceplein 248-251
2587 WL Den Haag
Tel: 070-3587565
Open daily from 09.00 - 22.00 hrs

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2007
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Drawbridge - Ophaalbrug City landmarks Review

Actually well-known in Amsterdam, from the Golden Centuries (beginning at around 1600), the "drawbridges" can be found all over the Netherlands, so in The Hague too. Most people do not know The Hague used to be a town full of canals.

Although some look in real bad condition you may find some very nice drawbridges, ... photogenic, romantic and in good shape! This one is just around the corner of my home appartment (yep, the penthouse ... ), where the canalboats pass by, too (street name is Bierkade).

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2007
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LAMMETJE GROEN Culture and arts Review

This is a monument of a female statue I just discovered. Her name is Lammetje Groen or Green Little Lamb and her history is an interesting one.

People of the neighbourhood named Rivierenbuurt, The Hague, got involved to give an idea for some art in their area. Led by Cees de Brabander they choose for a young woman who was famous here in the 16th. century. In these old days the washerwomen were well-known who laid their white washing in the green meadows to dry and to bleech. The guys of the tow-boats approaching The Hague noticed the white laundry and named it after "green little lambs in the green meadows".

So the monument-statue, designed by Teun van Beijnum, became a young washerwoman named Lammetje Groen. At 20 October 1995 she was unveiled with style and honours. She sits there to welcome any passer by, and watch the changes of the neighbourhood for ages long. You can find her at the corner of the Ammunitiehof and the Lamgroen in the neighbourhood Rivierenbuurt.

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2007
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Clouds Alive Scheveningen\Kijkduin Review

Clouds are part of the water cycle and the most obvious feature in sky. You can "read" the weather patterns which play the head-part for how the weather goes. The links below take you to a great deal of information about clouds.

Colouring clouds have been famous all over the world and, its fame got concentrated in areas like Bali, Hawaii, Caribean. Though you can see colourings clouds in Scheveningen, The Hague, as well. With sunset our Sun plays its leading part like at my photograph I took in winter-time ... I was so amazed to see the red in that way in Holland.

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Clouds Of Suspicion

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  • Updated Nov 12, 2007
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QUEEN ANNA PAULOWNA Surrounding places and cities Review

See here the Queen Anna Paulowna, actually grand duchess Pavlovna of Russia from the Dynasty of Romanov (do not confuse her with famous ballet-dancer Anna Pavlova who has lived in The Hague, too).

Queen Anna Paulowna (Januari 18 1795 - March 1 1865) was married to the latter king William II of the Netherlands. She lived for a while in The Hague, and was very socially connected with the The Hague people. So some companies of The Hague honoured her with a beautiful statue, designed by the Russian sculptor named Alexander Taratynov (Moskou 1956).

It is a bronze statue of Anna Paulowna on the Anna Paulownaplein (Square of Anna Paulowna), sitting all alone between some beautiful trees. All the names of the companies are on a plaque and the statue is signed by Taratynov 1999.

The little square is in the magnificent Mesdag-area. You could visit the Mesdag museum and go for a walk, have a nice drink on one of the very nice terraces. There is no tram way or bus line, the ones which come as close as possible are tram way 1 - 10, and bus line 22 - 24.

Ofcourse this beautiful statue belongs to my "Public Women Of The Hague and so happy I found her not that long ago ...

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2007
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CORNER OF HOLLAND Surrounding places and cities Review

Beach-resort Scheveningen is great, and when you find some time visit the Corner of Holland or Hoek Van Holland. This nice seaside resort is a relaxing area where you can see the huge ships coming to and leaving Holland along the Nieuwe Waterweg (New Water-way) ...

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  • Updated Sep 2, 2007
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