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‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ which means The Children’sBeastParty

‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ which means The Children’s BeastParty

‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ is a private party for the chronically ill and / or disabled children up to 16 years together with their parents, brothers and sisters. The festival is organized by the Foundation ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ in partnership with Natura Artis Magistra and the Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Navy, Customs, Royal Military Police, the Red Cross, Rescue brigade and the City of Amsterdam. A special evening where the kids can just forget about their illness and be themselves.

The children are picked up in ambulances, fire trucks, police cars or other vehicle and visit the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam and are then brought back to the hospital or other residential address.

‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ event celebrates 15 years and will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Watch the following videos of departure and arrival of ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ convoy through Hoofddorp.

Return convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 video Denice Ann (11 years old)

Return convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013  from Spaarne Hospital Hoofddorp to Haarlem

Return convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 from Artis Zoo back in Hoofddorp

Departure (Cam2) convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 from Spaarnestad hospital and past fire station Hoofddorp

Departure (Cam1) convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ 2013 from Spaarne hospital and past fire station Hoofddorp

Departure convoy ‘Het KinderBeestFeest’ Hoofddorp (June 1, 2012)


Groene Weelde recreational area

Groene Weelde is a recreational area lies between Hoofddorp, Cruquius and Vijfhuizen. It is a beautiful, large and varied recreation area. With forests, playgrounds, lakes. Dogs can run loose almost anywhere. In the middle of the recreation area lies a high pyramid-shaped hill. These big hill named Big Spotters Hill. From this hill you have a wonderful view over the surrounding area.

It is possible to walk to the Haarlemmermeersebos. Using a viaduct under the provincial road (N205)

‘Laat de zomer in je Hart’ A Dutch song Wolter Kroes which means ‘Let the summer in your heart‘

‘Who Let The Dogs Out!’  Music from Baha man

‘Natural sounds’

You can park (free) at the Pancake restaurant on the Kruisweg 1625 in Cruquius

Address: Kruisweg  1625, 2142 LC, Cruquius, Netherlands

Haarlemmermeersebos forest Hoofddorp

Haarlemmermeersebos  is a large park-like area around a recreational lake in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

The recreation area is a regional attraction for sightseers, nature lovers, walkers, groomers, cyclists, swimmers, surfers, dog owners, riders and anglers.

There are several restaurants and lots of attractive play.
Haarlemmermeerse forest is a beauty of a forest.

See for yourself!

Summer Morning in the Haarlemmermeersebos (May 27, 2013)

Snow fun! Winter in the Haarlemmermeerserbos (January 15, 2013)

‘Reem Remmelraah “playset (June 9, 2013)

Fort near Hoofddorp

Fort near Hoofddorp (1907) is a hidden treasure of Hoofddorp.  The fort is part of the defence line  of Amsterdam. The Defence Line was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996 because of its value for all mankind. The UNESCO monument is located in Hoofddorp, near the windmill ‘de Eersteling’.

Watch and listen to the next videos.

“John Richardson-Thunder Drums”

“Fun.-Some Nights”

Adress: Hoofdweg 739, Hoofddorp, Netherlands