Parkpop, biggest free popfestival in Europe
Sorry guys, you missed this awesome event. But June next year you have a new chance..
Parkpop is held every year in the Zuiderpark in Den Haag. Normally in june but is has happened to be occasionally in july. It has been held for over 20 years and still is so much fun. Lots of known and unkown artists and bands show up for this festival.
As always there will be the normal 3 stages. 2 more or less pop/rock stages and a dance-stage.
And there is also a 'locals only' stage with emerging bands from the Netherlands.
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Netherlands:
Police (non-urgent): 0900-8844
The Indonesian Embassy at The Hague reminds me of my very first official exhibition a few years ago. Painting a Javanese legendary subject (the Spirit-queen of the Southern Ocean) it was an honour to show the paintings all together on "Indonesian" territory, in the Gallery Nusantara Room. 4 Dutch Artists expressed their passion for Indonesia, each with their own vision, style and interpretation.
"FASCINATING INDONESIA" was a unique exhibition indeed ... The Indonesian Embassy is known as "The Villa", and is founded from high architectural interest ... the area is a reposeful place not that far from the center and close to Laan van Meerdervoort. It is located in The Hague at
Tobias Asserlaan 8 - Den Haag
Delicious Java Food
Actually this topic had to be placed at "Restaurants", but I donot want to fool you. This is about "Babi Guling", the originally roasted "sucking-pig" on charcoal. It is famous from Javanese Gianyar, and on Bali it is served, too. When never tried before you have to attempt ... for once in your life time ... So ... this was a private happening, because of the opening of a house. And the presentation of one of my paintings! The Lady of the House prepared the Babi Guling in a wonderful, original way, just like on Java and Bali. Fresh ginger, cloves, asem (tamarind), garlics, turmeric, nutmegs, sereh (lemon grass), trasi (dried shrimp pasta), cardamoms, lombok (chili pepper), onions, black peppercorns, salt, pepper, sugar... all she had added, so a BRAVO for this party food time, and such a wonderful memory !!!
I could not keep back this pic from you ... :)))
Beach Resort Scheveningen
A sunny one: Scheveningen Beach Resort
Scheveningen, with its pleasant boulevard and the well-known myriad of attractions from sorting to trendy, from beach freaks to nature lovers. Including the dune area, the renovated Pier, the Casino, the Circus Theater, a mega cinema, a shopping mall and, see at bottom of pic the famous Old Church. Scheveningen has it all!
Also the 2004 September year’s Kite Festival was a sunny happening. Scheveningen has organized the Kite Festival for the past 26 years. You will have magnificent views of the kites from the boulevard and the beach. Watch the "grabs", "kiteloops", "handlepasses" and more ... pay respect to the elder locals who come to join, too!