Museum Sophiahof invites you…

Get to know the Indonesian roots of your neighborhood during Neighbors Day

During Neighbors Day on September 25th, we would like to invite you, our fellow local residents, to get acquainted with ‘Museum Sophiahof – from the Indies to the present’. The museum, located on Sophialaan, offers a workshop making Roedjak (an Indonesian salad) and a short walk along several historical sites in the area that are directly connected to the Dutch East Indies. In case of bad weather, the walk will be replaced by a presentation in the museum itself. Of course you will have ample opportunity to view the museum yourself.

Museum Sophiahof is collaborating with the Archipel & Willemspark Residents’ Organization Foundation and the Oranjefonds. We look forward to seeing you. Coffee, tea and gingerbread will be ready for you on Saturday 25 September from 1.30 pm!

Because we take Covid measures into account, not every invitee can follow the same program components at the same time. You will receive instructions from our volunteers about the division of the groups.

Most of the museum is wheelchair accessible. A number of smaller rooms are only accessible by stairs. Don’t let that stop you from participating. There are plenty of options left for an interesting afternoon.

Admission to this special event is free. To participate in the Neighbors Day, you can register via info@museumsophiahof.nl. Be quick, because the number of places is limited.

Program

13.30 Walk-in and reception with coffee, tea and gingerbread

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 1. Making roedjak for a maximum of 15 people. 2. Viewing the museum for a maximum of 15 people 3. Historical walk for a maximum of 15 people (presentation in the museum itself in case of bad weather)

3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Change of program components

5.00 pm Closing

Background

The Archipelbuurt and Willemsparkbuurt in The Hague originated from the colonial past in the Netherlands. Both neighborhoods were built for holidaymakers from the Dutch East Indies and contribute to the image of The Hague as an Indonesian city. ‘Museum Sophiahof – from the Indies to the present’, at Sophialaan 10, was opened by King Willem-Alexander in 2019 as a meeting place, museum and knowledge center, intended for anyone interested in the Indies past and the impact of this shared past on the today.
Museum Sophiahof, Sophialaan 10, The Hague, 070 200 5060, info@museumsophiahof.nlwww.museumsophiahof.nl