The weekly market of Heemstede is open again on Wednesdays. Only foods are for sale, such as fish, vegetables and fruit, cheese, nuts, potatoes, healthy food in short. Flowers and plants are for sale on the square in front of the Town Hall. Crates have been placed in front of the stalls so that you cannot stand too close together.
Most stalls have a screen installed to protect staff and customers. If everyone keeps the 1.5-meter distance, the market can remain open. Pay as much as possible with the debit card.
Keukenhof has put a virtual walk through the park online. The park is closed this year, but the flowers are blooming beautifully. Unfortunately, you can’t smell them, but it does bring in a spring feeling.
via the link below you can take a short walk through the park.
You can also take that virtual walk-through YouTube.
Check the link below.
Here you will find information about the coronavirus that the town hall of Heemstede has made available for its inhabitants. The measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus also affect Heemstede. On the link below we have listed the practical consequences for you. We try to achieve the accessibility and the level of service in this way as much as possible. However, it may not always be possible to provide the service you have come to expect from us. We hope for your understanding in this matter.
There is also an English version of this information
“Current information about the coronavirus | Town Hall of Heemstede”
On this page, you will find our live blog about the coronavirus. The latest post will be at the top. Do you have any questions about the virus? View the frequently asked questions and answers on the website of the National Government or the GGD Kennemerland website about the latest developments in your region. You can also call the RIVM: 0800-1351.
There is also information available on the Facebook pages of the organization mentioned above.
On March 12, the Participation Statement was issued to new residents of Heemstede and Bloemendaal. The people who received the participation statement came from Syria, Eritrea, and Yemen. They have had a three-day course on Dutch core values: freedom, equality and solidarity and participation. It has been three really intensive days for the participants. Two translators were also present to translate the text into Arabic(Syrian) and Tigrinya.
On the last afternoon, Ingrid and Ellen gave practical information about Dutch and Heemstede eg. about the flower parade, Father’s Day, making arrangements to shift the clock back and to be on time. All this explained with a PowerPoint presentation made by Ingrid. It was a light-hearted ending.
After that, the participation statement was distributed by Town Counsel Member Sjaak Struijf. And people were proud of this achievement.
A challenge for creative people: create a work of art that relates to
Adriaan Pauw. It is intended for residents of Heemstede and Bennebroek.
For more information, click on the link below
We wish you the best of luck!
The art exhibition in Heemstede takes place from 20 to 22 March.
The art exhibition is being organized by artists for the eighth time. It is of high quality and it is nice to walk around and see the various forms of art. What is there really there to see and experience?
Contemporary paintings and drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, goldsmiths’ art, glass art, graphics, mixed media, and installation art interspersed with a musical interlude, poetry and probably again this year activity for children. The artists themselves will be present to gladly tell you about their work.
The art fair is held at Sportplaza Groenendaal on Sportparklaan.
Do you know about that the television program “Nederland in beweging” that every morning broadcasts on the channel Max. You can stay fit by following Olga Commandeur and Duco Bauwens! Viewers can participate in the exercises that they perform. It starts at 9.15 am on NPO 1 and lasts 16 minutes. A nice opportunity to workout without even having to leave the house.
Also, do you know that children between 4 and 11 years old can travel by bus all day for € 1.00 during the entire vacation?
For more information visit: https://www.connexxion.nl/nl/shop/singleticketproduct/3169
Do you know that you can very well improve your Dutch language by watching the television program Lingo? You see the popular word game every day at 8 PM at SBS6 with the host Jan Versteeg.
At the request of the webmasters, Ben Steinebach and I, Ingrid van de Kasteele, entered into discussions together. About the platform, what drives us and what connects us. Coincidentally, we were sitting at the same table at the information evening in the Heemstede town hall in September 2015. It was an information evening about how Heemstede will deal with the flow of refugees coming to the Netherlands. At the end of that evening, you could sign up for a platform, which mainly wants to promote the integration of refugees and permit holders. Ben and Ingrid both signed up for this and they have been sitting at the same meeting table once a month for four years now. And then at the dining table. We just decide to chat and then Ingrid will write “about Ben” and Ben will write “about Ingrid”. This time we have something to tell about Ben.
We quickly come to the word “passion”. We are both driven by the passion to do something for our fellow human beings in different ways.
Ben says that his expectations regarding this platform and his contributions to it were pretty high. He thought that every permit holder could get a job and a house for example. But that did not turn out to be that easy, that was a bit disappointing, but he does think this platform is important for the future. He hopes that the platform will get some status and be a worthy discussion partner for the town hall of Heemstede. As a macroeconomist, Ben has kept himself busy with the whole world during his working life. But it is becoming more fun to be busy locally. Ben is also chairman of the foundation that is working on the Adriaan Pauwjaar. Moreover, he has recently become a member of the board of the Podia Heemstede foundation. A nice coincidence of this is that Ben comes into contact with volunteers who have been paying their contributions for a while. For example, towards the subsidy. Ben doesn’t like the word networking, but that is how it works.
Ben has learned a lot from years of experience with there Eritrean house-keeper. Godchildren and grandchildren have emerged from it. But he also got the experience with the bureaucracy of “The Dutch rules and regulations”.
Ingrid and Ben’s are really looking forward to have a private meeting place for permit holders and the residents of Heemstede. A place where various for everyone activities can take place at set times. But also where you can just walk in and meet each other. All in all, integration is at the top of the platform’s list.
Next time we will share something about Ingrid that Ben thinks is worth mentioning …..