Our Clubhouse

The Hungry Mind is a non-profit Foundation, run entirely by volunteers.
With the help of our many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, we run a community centre, café and activities centre, bringing together our immediate local community of Kijkduin, Loosduinen and Ockenburgh, and international community of The International School of The Hague. We have continued to grow since 2012, 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, by running activities and events for both children and adults, providing a low-threshold environment where it is easy to meet and exchange experiences and make new friends. We guarantee a warm welcome to everyone and we look forward to meeting you.

Our MISSION
“Connecting the international and local communities in The Hague”.

Our VISION
“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.”

Desserts on the bar

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
We use our Clubhouse and Portacabin for a large variety of many different Activities such as language classes, yoga and Zumba for adults as well as arts classes, ballet, football, hockey and many more for the younger generation. Our activities run with the terms of the International School of The Hague – the complete time table can be found here.

Furthermore, we also host multiple Events and Workshops throughout the year,
including a Handmade Market, a Winter Market, Art Workshops, Book Sales, Quiz
Nights, Movie Nights and a hugely popular 65+ dinner : a community dinner for our local senior community. Our Events Calendar is ever changing and can be found here.

HOLIDAYS AND CLOSURES
Please Note: The Hungry Mind follows the school calendar of The International School of the Hague. The full calendar can be viewed here.

THM Volunteers

History

The Hungry Mind was born from the idea of our founder Petra Brekelmans, to bring
together the local community of Loosduinen and the international community of the newly opened International School of The Hague.

With the support of the Gemeente Den Haag, the Ockenburgh Sports Park, multiple sponsors and volunteers from the two communities, an unused football clubhouse was transformed into a thriving, multi-cultural Community and Activity Centre, located just behind the International School of The Hague in Loosduinen.

The Hungry Mind opened its doors on 12th September 2010 and is still today a wonderful location to come together and celebrate diversity, meet new people and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.

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.

The Hungry Mind will forever be in their debt.

Sponsors & Partners