The Hague Warnings and Dangers

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    The Local Women Are Revolting!

    by johngayton Written Sep 29, 2013

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    OK This is just an excuse to use this pic of these three, rather attractive, women.

    In the main square, during my visit, there was a demonstration about women's rights in some Middle-Eastern country, I forget which. Den Haag, being home to the UN's International Court of Justice, and with over 80 International organisations working in the field, is of course a high-profile stage for such events.

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    Reading a map!

    by Jerelis Written Sep 21, 2011

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    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?

    The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.

    This still doesn't explian why a woman turns the map all around when a man is asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!

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    Warning Sign

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Welcome to The Hague city center?

    These signs "welcome" you to in the inner city of The Hague.

    In short there are warnings for:
    -pickpockets (keep your purse closed)
    -urinating on the streets (forbidden)
    -surveillance camera's (act normal)
    -litter (throw your garbage in the garbage cans)
    -dog s.h.i.t (dog should be lead and no s.h.i.t on the walkways)
    -bicycle parking (only at dedicated locations)
    -car parking (lock your car, have no valuables visible)

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    TOILETS

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is a factual knowledge you have to pay when you wanna go to the toilet in Holland. It is not that common to enter a bar, coffee room or restaurant to visit freely the toilet ( donot ask me why). And if males do urinate in the street you will get a ticket for sure!

    It is about 35 to 50 Euro cents to go to the toilet. The Central Station's toilet is open until about 23.00 hrs. Because of this problem The Hague's authorities decided to permit the company of DIXI of placing their toilets at some places around in The Hague. So if you are in a condition of urgently needed ... find such a DIXI toilet, especially because >>>
    IT IS
    !!! *F*R*E*E* !!!

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    Dramatic Clouds At Beach

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Did you know flash floods can be very dangerous and causes deaths in a lot of countries? You won't have to live in mountain area to discover thunderstorms and its frequency and its severity. The lightning has been experienced by people each year and is upmost frightened, encountered a dangerous weather hazard.

    Scheveningen and other places along the Dutch coast show tremendous (and beautiful) clouds in the sky when bad weather's comin' up and, unfortunately it's an attraction to experience to some people. Please, take care of yourself and think of next ...

    Go inside wherever you can. When outside the lightning hit can be fatal. Do not stay in small boats, and stay away from water! Get the beach cleared, like football fields, golf courses and other large, open areas!

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    Doggy's Sh**

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 21, 2008
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    Maybe not such a nice talk, just a very warning. In the centre of The Hague people don't like to step in dog sh** (heehee... who, anyway, likes dog-sh** on ya shoe?). So please, clean up your doggy's sh**!

    Usually the dogs owner get their dogs unleashed in dog park area and, when downtown, use a plastic bag to remove yours dog's excrement. Or drop it in ash-cans along the roads. People will be grateful, thanks from RoyJava and doggy Javaatje!

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    Bikes on the street

    by ealgisi Written Apr 9, 2008

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    In Holland roads bikes have the right on everybody and everything, usually they run on dedicated places at the side of roads, but it can happen that you find them on normal roads, specially in city center, so pay attention and watch carefully.

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    Road speedometer

    by ealgisi Written Apr 9, 2008

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    Pay attention while driving your car on the road.
    There are many speedometers ready to shot a picture of your license plates and give you a ticket. So read the road signs about speed limits.

    Speedometers are also well signaled.

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    The two railwaystations of The Hague

    by ledico Updated Dec 10, 2007

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    If you arrive by train in The Hague after say 9.00 PM you are advised - for your own security - to alight in "Centraal" rather than in "Hollands Spoor". Additionally, "Centraal" is nearer to the city centre; there is a railway connection between the two stations (only 3 minutes, but usually 15-20 minutes waiting time).

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  • BINNENHOF/BISHOPS PALACE/RIZZENDAAL/HALL OF KNIGHT

    by Ladymarian1 Written Nov 11, 2007

    This place is 1 utter rip off and was the only place where we felt cheated in Holland. You are shown 1 tacky amateur video on a domestic TV sitting on wooden benches. You are then taken into the Hall of Knights, where everything has been reconstructed and is fake, sitting on wooden benches again, where if you're lucky you're given 1 hand out which you are asked to return.

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    NOT A CAR!

    by RoyJava Updated Sep 18, 2007
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    For sure this looks like a car, does it? Wrong! This is a moped, or even worse ... it is a motorized bicyle. Still nobody understands why this "thing" is allowed in the streets.

    When a vehicle for invalids there is a sign on it and people are authorized to drive. They have a legal driving licence, so they do know all the traffic rules. No problems ...

    Though these vehicles just look like a car, but are NOT! People driving these vehicles do not have driving licence and never had driving-tests. And the most of these are young folks and love to race on the streets, so watch when they approach.

    How to recognize? The vehicles do not have a regular number plate ...
    some have funny names on it.

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    POLICE SEARCH!

    by RoyJava Updated Sep 11, 2007

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    You could bump onto this sign!

    It tells in this area the police is justified to search passerbies for safety reasons.

    Besides just a search they are allowed, too, requiring your identification (like in most countries).

    It can happen in a sudden way or when something has happened.

    Because people made a lot of silly arguments this sign is to be seen around in The Hague's center ...

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    WATCH BIKES & AUTO-CYCLES!

    by RoyJava Updated Sep 11, 2007

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    This is a nasty The Hague habit. The SPUI used to be a crowded passage street and, the municipality decided to create a nice shopping area here.

    So no cars allowed anymore, and the lane should be a wonderful place to do your shopping like on a real promenade. Unfortunately bikes, auto-cycles, mopeds and motor-bikes still cross the promenade legally, what causes irritation, annoyance, anger and even fights on the Spui. Because they donot cross their way in the middle of the promenade and run into shopping walkers.

    It is said in futur times the promenade will be free of these disturbers, still better take care on the promenade of the Spui !!!

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    ALARM Phone 112

    by RoyJava Written Sep 25, 2006

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    A L A R M S e r v i c e s :

    Call the Dutch phone number of 1 1 2 !!!

    Whenever in case of need call for 1 1 2 !!!

    Whenever in state of ermergy, please dial the phone number of 1 1 2 !!!

    You can dial this number wherever you are, by phone, by sell phone, by other mobile phones.

    When you want to phone the local police the number is 0900-8844

    wherever you are !!!

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    The Hague - Pollution???

    by RoyJava Updated Sep 25, 2006

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    Yep! Right in the centre of The Hague the AMSTERDAMSE VEERKADE just is the dirtiest street of the Netherlands! Can you imagine, the most filthy and polluted area of The Hague you can find here, just around the corner of my home.

    Well, it is true indeed, because of all the vehicles, buses, goods traffic etc. come and go via this road. So government placed the sign where you can see the air condition by smarties. When red it is wrong! The "nitrogen dioxide", is the NO2 (here 99), and the "fijnstof" (here 74) are not that good for your health and remember ... it is just a sign! The Hague still is not that bad on the list of the most polluted cities in the world!
    :o)))

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