What can Ukrainian Refugees do in The Hague?

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General Information

Job aid for Ukrainian refugees supports people who had to leave their country. We want to bring jobseekers and employers together to support the integration into the European labor market and to bring back financial security. Find jobs here, here, here, here and here.

Languages Classes

  • Taal aan Zee offers Dutch lessons. It is not an official school. The teachers are volunteers. Classes are twice a week. The lessons consist of reading, listening, writing, speaking. The walk-in consultation hour is every Tuesday from 10 am to 00.30 pm at Taal aan Zee Calandstraat 1 in The Hague. Click here for more information about the classes and the location. You can find the reception of Taal aan Zee on the 5th floor. Sign up for Dutch lessons


  • Free of charge Dutch course for refugees (for beginners). Click here for more information.


  • Vadercentrum Adam organizes number of trainings/ courses. For more information please check the website of Vadercentrum Adam


  • At Mondriaan College you as a beginner can join the class of Dutch language for a small price of € 30 a year. Check this Mondriaan College

Children Actvitivities

  • Playing is very important for children! You can find playgrounds and farms where you can spend your day with your children via this link http://kidsplaythehague.nl

Literature Museum

In the Literature Museum, children can join the BSO program or the toddler program. The language has not been adapted, but the programs are very visual and are about discovering and researching in the rich context of the museum.

We can work on demand, so it is best to contact Astrid Oosterhof - coordinator program and events [email protected] or Lysanne Plugge - [email protected] to discuss the possibilities, for more info see: Literature Museum

The Hague - City Center

  • Free of charge city tours for refugees by Valya Coquil, is a guide in The Hague and she gives free city tours for refugees from Ukraine. She also gives tours which is the yield goes to some charities for the Ukrainians. You can find information and schedule on Instagram, Facebook or Telegram.


  • A group of Ukrainian/Russian-speaking volunteers is organizing activities. One of the initiatives is organizing meet-ups for mothers & kids who have fled the war in Ukraine. Locations where meet-ups take place can be found on Facebook They will be organizing meet ups across the city, hosted by Ukrainian- and Russian-speaking residents of The Hague.


  • From mid-April, Haags KunstAtelier is organizing a parent & child walk-in morning every Wednesday or Thursday from 9.30 to12.00 where families can meet each other, and Art activities are offered to spare the parents and/or children. We have a nice light space in the Zeeheldenkwartier, lovely art teachers and, if desired, psychological support for parent and child. Are you or do you know a Ukrainian family who could use a helping hand and want to get to know compatriots and the culture of the city with us? Then sign them up for our walk-in morning!


  • Every Monday morning MOC (Multiculture Meeting Point) is organizing a coffee table for parents and children from Ukraine from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. at Teniersstraat 17 The Hague. They can join nice and fun activities so hopefully they can enjoy their day nicely. It doesn't matter whether you speak Dutch or English or not.


  • Football will take place on Tuesday from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at HVV (The Hague Football Association). It's located at Van Hogenhoucklaan 37, 2596 TA The Hague.


  • Krajicek Foundation is organizing sporting and playing every Wednesday at het Spaarwaterstraat 21 (Bezuidenhout) for Ukrainian Children.


  • Free Yoga Class. Every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. you can join a Free Yoga Class at the Paleistuin (the Palace Garden), Prinsessewal in The Hague (and: Online!). Should you any question about it, then please feel free to send an email to [email protected]



The Hague - City Center

BENOORDENHUIS GASTVRIJ

Giveaway fair November 23rd, 2022

On November 23rd there will be another giveaway fair, this time in the Shell hotel!


Sint Nicolaas is coming to town!

We are organizing on Friday December 2nd from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. the party of Sint Nicolaas for children at the age of 4-12 years old at the Shell-hotel. Sint Nicolaas speaks Ukraïnian as well!

Ukrainian children have to be registered to make sure that they won't be forgotten by Sint Nicolaas. Mention these things in the registration: name, age and make an anecdote of things she/ hij experiended in the last few weeks and what she/ he loves to get.

He brings you a present! There will be a lot of music, songs and candies! Registration: [email protected].


Parklopen (Park Walk)

We are organizing every Sunday morning at 9.15 a.m. a Parklopen (Park Walk) or a Run at Clingendael. Everyone (so all ages and all levels) are welcome to join us for a walk or run over a 1, 3 or 5 kilometer course.

We are gonna gather in front of Institute Clingedael.

Obviously it is for free. Registration is not necessary.

You can find the further information on the website of www.parklopen.nl

or should you have any question please feel free to send an email to i[email protected].


November 23rd: Lecture on European Parliament at the House of Europe in The Hague

A lecture on the EU and the European Parliament will be held in the House of Europe on November 23rd from 10.00 to 12.00 o'clock. Registration is required to participate it: [email protected]


November 25th: Guided tour in Puchri Studio

A guided tour will be organized for Ukrainians in Pulchri Studio on November 25th. It starts at 2 p.m. The tour will focus on the works of the Hague School's period. Then a visit to Panorama Mesdag afterwards. Registration is required to participate it: [email protected]

The Hague - Loosduinen

Theater Nieuwe Regentes

UKKIE CONCERT

Intended for: children aged 1-4 and their parents. We would like to discuss how many people are approximately expected. Maybe we can register this anyway. As you can see on the website that visitors have to pay for this kind activities but we offer this to Oekraïense children for free. Please check the website Ukkie Concert.

Venue: Theater De Nieuwe Regentes, Weimarstraat 63 2562 GR Den Haag, 070-2119988.

Whenevery Wednesday at 9.30 o'clock, it takes time about 45 minutes.


TODDLER DANCE (PEUTERDANS)

Intended for: children aged 1-4 and their parents. We would like to discuss how many people are approximately expected. Maybe we can register this anyway. As you can see on the website that visitors have to pay for this kind activities but we offer this to Oekraïense children for free. Please check the website Peuter Dance.

Venue: Theater De Nieuwe Regentes, Weimarstraat 63 2562 GR Den Haag, 070-2119988.

When: every Friday at 10 a.m. It takes time about 45 minutes.

Ukrainian Meet-Up in The Hague Center

  • Ukrainian-meet up inThe Hague. Every Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. you can join the tea party and distibution of clothes at the Evangelical Church which is located at Bleijenburg 3B, 2511 VC. This meeting is for Ukrainians by Ukrainians. There is a play area for kids.

December 2nd: Sint Nicolaas is coming to town!

Sint Nicolaas is coming to town!

Benoordenhout Gastvrij is organizing on Friday December 2nd from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. the party of Sint Nicolaas for children at the age of 4-12 years old at the Shell-hotel. Sint Nicolaas speaks Ukraïnian as well!

Ukrainian children have to be registered to make sure that they won't be forgotten by Sint Nicolaas. Mention these things in the registration: name, age and make an anecdote of things she/ hij experiended in the last few weeks and what she/ he loves to get.

He brings you a present! There will be a lot of music, songs and candies! Registration: [email protected].

The Hague - Haagse Hout

  • Parklopen every Sunday morning in Clingendael at 09:15 am. Everyone (so all ages and all levels) are welcome to come and walk or run on a 1, 3 or 5 kilometer course. Collecting for the Clingendael Institute. Of course free and registration is never necessary! Information can be found at www.parklopen.nl and any questions can be sent to [email protected].


  • Creative morning for children. Every Saturday 10-12 am a creative morning for children in the Koetshuis in Clingendael. Sign up at [email protected].

The Hague - Laak

  • Het vadercentrum is a place where people can go every day for many different activities. A place to work and relax. There is a meeting room where you can enjoy coffee/tea and other drinks and snacks. There are games, newspapers and magazines and an exhibition is regularly held. The Vadercentrum has a classroom with computers with an internet connection. Language classes, first aid courses, information sessions and many other courses and activities are also organized in this room. There is also a tailor's room. In this room are industrial sewing machines and tailoring courses are given. For more information or questions you can always reach Bilal's telephone number: 06-40644037


  • Weggeef Winkel (The Give-Away-Shop), here you can go for Clothing, Toys or Household goods, etc., of course also Free / Omniet. Jonckbloetplein 80 - 2523 AV The Hague - 070 2052410 [email protected] - HaagseVaders.NL . Opening hours: Tuesday 13.00 - 16.00. Wednesday 13.00 - 16.00. Thursday 13.00 - 16.00. Thursday Evening 18.00 - 20.00.


  • Art-S-Cool, the Artschool in the Hague Schilderswijk aims to bring children, their parents and residents into contact with art. They give lessons at schools and in their own studios. Professional artists develop and organize surprising art activities in the neighbourhood. In this way they stimulate children and teenagers from The Hague's high-profile neighborhoods to discover and develop their artistic talents. It may be a holiday, but many Ukrainian children are still unable to go home or go on holiday. Especially to pay them highly attention, Art-S-Cool has made three online art lessons in Ukrainian in collaboration with Geld voor je Kunst. The classes are suitable for children between 4 and 12 years old. The first video was a pilot, in which Ukrainian artist Alexandra Hunts dubbed an online art lesson from their colleague Leontine Lieffering. Please take a look to the following YouTube video:
  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9EYmt_qBzqxVtscCduG3vw


The Hague - Segbroek

  • Refugees can train for free at Haag Atletiek Haag Atletiek offers all refugees from Ukraine and other countries the opportunity to train for free for a year. Training can be done with all existing junior and adult training groups, both on track and on the road. This is possible at all levels, by young and old. The only exception to this is training with the training groups of the pupils (6 to 12 years old). Unfortunately, these groups are already full. You can register via the secretary: [email protected]. General information about the groups, training times and location can be found at: www.haagatletiek.nl.


  • Sportschool (Sport Center) Kamakura; at Laan van Poot 353A, 2566 DA The Hague; offers free of charge training to Ukranian Refugees. They can participate the training on every Tuesday and Thursday between 7 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. For further information, please feel free to send an email to Misha Martirosion [email protected]  . For those who don't speak English; Misha who speaks Russian; will guide you during the training. Check the website of Dojokamakura

The Hague - Scheveningen

  • Playing football in Westbroekpark. Wessel van der Donk plays football every week on Sundays from 2.30pm with a small group of people in the Westbroekpark in The Hague. Participation is free. It is suitable for men and women over 16 years old. Click here for the exact location.


  • Wijk- en Dienstencentrum Kalhuis is organizing weekly free of charge activities for Ukrainian Refugees who are arrived in the neighborhood. Commited volunteers make these all happend. There are still free seats available for new participants:
  • Every Tuesday at 1.00 p.m. - 02.30 p.m. English lesson Intermediate+ for those who basically speak English and want to improve their abilities especially in grammar. The teacher is a Dutch who has a lot of experiences teaching English for years.
  • Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Drawing & Painting Lesson Given by a teacher who has experience for 25 years in Drawing & Painting Lesson. All of materials are there to start with.
  • Every Thursday at 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Dutch Language Lesson, given by an enthusiastic Dutch teacher who spent years as a diplomat in such as Kiev.
  • Every Thutsday at 1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. English Lesson for beginner. Given by an Ukranian who has experience teaching English in the past. 
  • Do you want to participate the activities or do you know Ukranians who are interessted in one of these activities? Register via [email protected]. The activities will take place at Wijk- en Dienstencentrum het Kalhuis, Badhuisstraat 177 Den Haag.

Voorburg - Leidschenveen

  • Russian speaking Sambo lesson for children. Sambo is a form of self-defense that we teach the kids in a playful way. Previously, it was mainly children of Russian expats who played sports with us, but the first Ukrainian refugees are already trickling in! The children enjoy sports together and being able to participate in a language they understand is of course a big plus! We would like to welcome more Ukrainians. More information can be found at: https://www.nederlandruslandinstituut.nl/rscc. Here are also the lesson times at which the children can simply join a lesson.


  • A hairdresser wants to improve his skill more and more which is why he is looking for male models who can get a free cut at his hair salon. There is no any difference between a free cut and a paid cut. The only difference is that this is a training and completely free. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the HairApp Salon in Leidschenveen (The Hague). To make a free appointment in our salon you can send an email to [email protected]

Wassenaar

  • The Hague Runners would like to contribute by offering refugees a form of relaxation. People can sign up (of course for free!) for running or walking with our groups. Training times are listed here on our site. Unfortunately, our trainers are not trained to also train youth (< 16 years), but everyone else is welcome. Interested parties can register by sending an email to [email protected]

Ypenburg

  • Ekaterina is organizing Yoga lessons for the refugees from Ukraine to help them to overcome these terrible times. The lesson for now is once a week on Friday morning at Buurthuis De Yp, Oeverwallaan 130, 2498 BK Den Haag. It is free of charge of course! Other lessons might be planned on demand. You can contact her for more information via email [email protected] or via whatsapp +31628954285.