Few places left for the 070 Twitterlunch on April 24, 2012

My First Twaartup

Few places left for the 070 Twitterlunch on April 24, 2012

The highest time to revive this blog. As it aims to bring foreign language The Hague lovers, -workers and -inhabitants together with the locals we (i.e. Me) should put more effort in keeping it a bit more up to date.

Now there is an excellent opportunity to mix with Dutch Locals from The Hague and abroad: Amsterdam Based Event Queen @Puur, together with the The Hague based @filosoof and @1espresso are organizing a 070 Twitterlunch in Pavlov on April 24, 2012.

Have a look at this Page of @Puur and leave a note if you want to participate. Cost is € 8.- for a typical Dutch “Sandwich” Lunch (you know how we Dutch are. Don’t you?)

85 rections as of the moment of publishing this post. Because as always people will not show up, the organizers believe some 30 more can be accommodated.

The above photo is from the first #twaartup I was able to attend some time ago. A twaartup is a tweetup with coffee or tea and cake rather than sandwiches. A new 070 #twaartup is in the works. I will keep you posted.

The Dutch Antilles House in The Hague

A Tweet of the @CityOfTheHague referring to this post on the Official The Hague site inspired me to this post.

October 7, 1919, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was incorporated. It is the oldest commercial airline. It was granted the status of “Royal Airline” by the then Queen of The Netherlands Wilhelmina in 1919. It used to have its headoffice in The Hague, but that moved to the Amsterdam area long ago.

The day before yesterday, at the occasion of KLM’s 91st anniversary, the president of KLM presented house number 91 in its series of Delft Blue houses which is a “give away” for its ueber passengers who fly the KLM intercontinental ueber business class.

Number 91 of the series is the Dutch Antilles House in The Hague.

At the same time a miniature copy of the Antilles house was placed in the miniature city Madurodam here in The Hague.

Notes:

  1. Tomorrow the IRL (=In Real Life) status of The Dutch Antilles House will change significantly because the status of the Netherlands Antilles will change significantly. How? that is much too complicated for a blogpost here. I’m not even sure how to explain the changes:-)
  2. If you want to know everything about the whole series of 91 Delft blue KLM houses, bear with me: KLM is very modern. It has an app for your I-Pod/Pad/Phone explaining all. Last year they even published a book about them.
  3. There is real Dutch Genever in the little houses. Keep them away from children

Update
Geertje has the (Dutch) story about the placement of the Dutch Antilles House in Madurodam.

Last edited by Happy Hotelier on October 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Crisis in The Hague



Two years ago Mark Rutte proved on board of the lifeboat of Scheveningen, the Beach Resort of The Hague, that the lifeboat can survive a 360 roll over. Mark Rutte is the leader of the VVD party, the biggest of many small political parties in Dutch Parliament, since the general elections of June 9, 2010. Yesterday it became clear the coalition talks he was leading with several other parties (again) wouldn’t result in a new Dutch Government. Always amazing how thorough the Dutch can be in trade and industry, but not in politics. Marc will need all buoyancy of his life vest to get the ship of state upright.

Zaha Hadid on the Shortlist for a new combined Music and Dance Theather in The Hague

Via Dezeen I know that Zaha Hadid is on a shortlist of 3 architects to built the new combined theater to replace the current Dance Theater and Anton Philips Music hall (the red building on the second photo) which building will also become the home of the Conservatorium (Music School) of The Hague.