Whether you are new to THE HAGUE or have been here for years, DutchbuzZ is here to help you feel like this is your city. In our weekly radio broadcast & podcasts, we tell you, in English, what is happening around you, and how you can make the most of your time here. Every individual, group or community needs a VOICE that reflects who you are, your goals and expectations, your interests and concerns or merely your rants and raves. DutchbuzZ aims to be that listening ear, sounding board and reflective voice for the whole international community in The Hague.
The Hague Pearls - Mieke Klaver
Storytelling that builds bridges connecting disparate parts of The Hague’s social landscape, that’s what the Haags Verhaal does for our multi-cultural city. Now captured in a book featuring more than a 130 communities, this story telling venture run by a group of passionate volunteers, recently picked up the thread again after COVID forced them to take an unscheduled break. In this interview Lily-Anne Stroobach spoke to Haags Verhaal volunteer, Mieke Klawer…
The Hague Pearls - Laurence Blairon
A true inspiration for our international community in The Hague, Laurence Blairon, has played several valuable roles in our lives here. Having triumphed over binge eating as she turned 50, she now gives hope to a host of people with the same disorder. I spoke to her about her colourful career paths and her new-found freedom…
The Hague Pearls - Heleen Weening
Making sustainability a household term, the Director of Duurzaam Den Haag, Heleen Weening has been persuading residents of The Hague to separate their garbage, substitute pavement tiles with flowers, plant trees instead of paving, and reduce their carbon footprint for quite some time. She speaks to Lily-Anne Stroobach about her mission
The Hague Pearls - Janet H. Anderson
How are the International Justice Institutions in The Hague responding to the war in Ukraine? And how are war crimes covered by journalists? Janet H. Anderson, BBC trained journalist and co-host of the Asymmetrical Haircuts podcast talks to Elena Gkiola about the principles of international criminal justice commentary...
The Hague Pearls - Katya de Graaf
What is it like to open your home to war refugees? How can internationals in The Hague help Ukrainians who have had to flee their homeland? Katya de Graaf tells us about her experience when she took in two families…
The Hague Pearls - Joanna Bouma
What is the effect that the ocean has on our daily lives? Joanna Bouma talks to Lily-Anne Stroobach about the issues that stand in the way of a healthy world by sharing valuable knowledge and insights from her work over the years with marine organizations.