“Connecting the international and local communities in The Hague”
“The Hungry Mind is a home-away-from-home for internationally minded people. We are a non-profit community centre, providing a variety of activities and events for adults and children, and a warm welcome to everyone who walks into our cozy clubhouse. All ages and nationalities are very welcome and many languages are spoken.”
On 12 September 2010 we opened our doors, having transformed a disused football clubhouse into a multi-cultural and thriving Community and Activity Centre, located just behind the International School of The Hague in Loosduinen.
Our initial sponsors were Gamma Dekkershoek; T.T.S. and Albert Heijn Loosduinen; Brandmeester’s coffee; Jan Snel Flexibel Bouwen; with funding received from Oranje Fonds, Fonds 1818, Stichting Boschuijsen, Gemeente Den Haag, De Haagsche Brug, Rabobank Stimuleringsfonds and Stichting Beach Resort Kijkduin. THM will forwever be in their debt.
THM is a non-profit Foundation, run entirely by unpaid volunteers.
With the help of our many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, we continue to go from strength to strength, with revenue generated purely from our coffee bar sales and activities. The cost of maintenance, upkeep and running our Community Centre is paid from this revenue.
We continue to find new ways to make use of the Clubhouse to bring internationally-minded people together, providing a low-threshold environment where it is easy to meet and exchange experiences and make new friends.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Our Clubhouse and Portacabin are utilized for many different Activities for adults and children (see our Activities menu).
We also hold many Events throughout the year, including an Arts & Crafts Fair in the summer; a Festive Winter Fair in November; a community dinner for local senior residents; and a number of one-off events, all publicised on our website.