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Huge Fire destroys building in the Parellaan Street in Hoofddorp [VIDEO-update]

Friday 14th of March 2014 around half past twelve in the night there was a huge  fire in a big building in the Parellaan Street in Hoofddorp.

The Fire fighter departement has with several  firefightertroops from many regionsprevented that the fire wouldspread out to other buildings. Because of the fire the building has partly collapsed .In the building wich has cathed fire was a company which made clothes. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Video 1: Big Fire

Video 2: Big Fire, the day after

‘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)


The arrival of Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) and Zwarte Pieten (Black Pete) arrives in the Netherlands each year in mid-November (usually on a Saturday) by steamboat from Spain.

Sinterklaas and  the Zwarte Pieten are welcomed by children cheering and singing traditional Sinterklaas songs.

Sinterklaas and  the Zwarte Pieten visit all the towns, villages, schools, shopping malls and other places where many children.In places a boat cannot reach, Sinterklaas arrives by train, horse, horse-drawn carriage, policecar or even a fire truck.

Shoppingcenter  Getsewoud  Nieuw-Vennep (23 november 2013)

Halfweg – Zwanenburg Center ( 23 november 2013)

Zwarte Piet Wedding Hoofddorp Center (17 november 2013)

Shoppingcenter Floriande Hoofddorp (16 november 2013)

Sinterklaas Badhoevedorp (16 november 2013)

School de Tovercirkel Hoofddorp (5 december 2012)

The Miraculous Entry Hoofddorp Center (18 november 2012)

Shoppingcenter  ’t Paradijs  Hoofddorp (17 november 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