Jan van der Heijden: inventor, painter, entrepreneur, marketeer
An event for an English speaking audience.
Sunday, March 3 2013 14.00 h. Raadhuis De Paauw Wassenaar
Jan van der Heijden (March 5, 1637 – March 20, 1712) was an important personality in the 17th century in the Low Countries. He was a gifted painter, he invented the use of fire hose, improved the fire engines, organised the first real volunteer fire brigade in his part of the world and wrote and illustrated the first book on the subject of fire fighting.
Peter Snellen (teacher and fire fighting historian) will tell you about his life and work and his special talents. In the museum you can see one of his fire engines, a catalogue of his paintings, a facsimile of his ‘Brandspuitenboek’ and some original prints.
Please make a reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org.
entrance is free
Location: Raadhuis De Paauw, Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 CP Wassenaar
Celebrate with us Jan van der Heijden’s birthday!
Invitation to Excelsior and ASH High School Band Concert
STET English Language Open Air Theatre Performances
British Open Air Theatre Company ILLYRIA has been bringing top quality entertainment since 1991 to local and international audiences for well over two decades, so it’s time to pack a picnic and sit back and enjoy as they turn their attentions to one of Shakespeare’s historical plays, Henri V and The Twits, a superb tale by Roald Dahl.
The cast Illyria bring for Henri V are an experienced and intrepid band of professional actors who perform Shakespeare’s plays entirely uncut and direct from the First Folio, the most authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s plays. Uniquely among open- air theatre companies Illyria’s artistic director, Oliver Gray, has published articles on verse-speaking and athat Illyria’s performance style is the most authentically Elizabethan to be seen! So don’t miss them perform this, one of the greatest of Shakespeare’s history plays! Illyria is one of the few theatre companies that have been granted permission by the heirs of Roald Dahl to perform his works on stage in David Wood’s adaptations. So The Twits is a unique performance to be enjoyed!
Get out your picnic hampers and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Raadhuis de Paauw. Grounds open two
hours before the performance. Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Bad weather does NOT stop the performance!
The municipal guide 2012 is released
The municipal guide 2012 is now available as an E-book.
Click on the photo to view the E-book.
If you come to the Netherlands to live, work or study, you are likely to have some questions about the arrangements you need to make. The site http://www.newtoholland.nl/ will guide you to the government organizations you may have to deal with.