The 3 Most Interesting Queries of The Month - August 2015

22 Sep 2015 | ACCESS

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Dear ACCESS Help Desk,

 

I am an Englishman living in Panama. and I am moving to Spain next month and am shipping my two dogs - Great Dane and English Bull Mastiff - via KLM to Schipol They will be received at the KLM Pet Hotel. 

Problem is they are only allowed a two day stay at the hotel and my wife and I will be flying to London to pick up two cars.  We will then drive to Harwich and take the ferry to Hook van Holland to pick up the dogs.  We will then drive to our new home in Andalucia Spain.

Can you help with a pick up from the Pet Hotel and boarding for maybe three or four days?

Thanks and regards.

 

Reply:

 

Dear Client,

Thank you for contacting ACCESS. We understand from your e-mail that you need some help with picking up your dog from Pet Hotel and boarding for a couple of days. We would like to suggest contacting the following organisations. They might be helpful regarding your matter.

1. Huisdier op vakantie (Pet on holiday)- a website where you can find and book boardings for pets. You           may choose a boarding in many locations throughout the Netherlands.
      E-mail: info@vakantie-met-huisdieren.nl
      Telephone: (+31) (0) 900 19 17
      Website: https://www.huisdieropvakantie.nl/ (website in Dutch, you might use Google Translate)

2. Het pensionnetje- day care and boarding located in de Lier, South Holland.
       Telephone: (+31) 648 969 186
       Website: http://hetpensionnetje.nl/ (in Dutch)

3. Dog Hotel Amsterdam- a small dog hotel located in Amsterdam West.
       E-mail: info@besthotelfordogs.com
       Telephone: (+31) 648 491 630
        Website: http://www.besthotelfordogs.com/

We hope that we have provided you with useful information. Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

 

 Kind Regards,

The ACCESS Help Desk Team

 


 

Dear ACCESS Help Desk,

 

We have seen your brochure 'World Class learning in The Hague'. My husband and I are considering enrolling our two children in the European School The Hague (ESH). The ESH gives priority to children of parents who work for an EU-organisation. The so called 'Category 1' children. We do not work for an EU-organisation. Hence our children would be category III pupils; we learned from their website. As far as we have understood in order for our children to attend the ESH the parents/pupils 'must qualify under Dutch law for enrolment into a Dutch state-funded school for international or European education'. The phrase in italics is of the ESH website. My question is how do we know if we/our children qualify for international/European education? I cannot find the criteria and the school is shut till the 3rd week of August.
 
Some background information on us/our children:
We are a Dutch/ English (Australian) speaking couple.  My husband works for shell. Our children are raised biligually and we feel it is important that our children can take part in international education.
 
I look forward to your reply

 

Reply:

 

Dear Client,

Thank you for contacting ACCESS. We understand from your e-mail that you are looking for information on whether your children qualify for international education.


Below you will find the Educaide - International Education Solution House website. They are experts in advising on the international school system in the Netherlands. On their website you will find information about qualifications for admission to international schools. As it is said on the website, these qualifications are set by the Dutch Ministry of Education.


Students may be admitted who originate from:

  •A non-Dutch family staying in the Netherlands for a limited period of time with an expatriate status.
  •An internationally mobile Dutch family, whose children have been largely educated abroad, and for whom      an international education will be more advisable to ensure continuity.
  •A Dutch family bound for an international assignment, whose children will be switching from education in      Dutch to English. This transition is limited to a period of one year.

Link to the document: http://www.educaide.nl/_resources/downloads/ArtIntEducationNL_May2011.pdf

You may contact them for more information:
   Address: PO Box 96911, 2509 JH Den Haag
   Telephone: +31 65 59 88 998
   E-mail: info@educaide.n
   Website: http://www.educaide.nl/

Should you decide to contact any of the above organisations, please do mention that you heard about them through ACCESS.

We hope you will find this information useful. Should you have any further query please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Kind regards,      

The ACCESS Help Desk Team

 


 

Dear ACCESS Help Desk,

 

This morning I was witnessing the attack of one younger seagull to another younger seagull on the roof of the building vis-a-vis of the appartment where I live (Bezuindehout). The attacker was standing on the other seagull's neck or head until it stopped moving then flew away. Later the attacked seagull did not move for about half an hour and I was almost sure it was dead. Then it started moving again and wanted to get up and fly but it couldn’t and lied down again.

 I am not sure if seagull is injured or just in shock because I had to go to work. But anyway I don't want animal (although it is " just" a seagull) to suffer. Would you be so kind to tell me who I can call to check it, if the seagull will still be in the same position and condition when I come from work.

 I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,

 

Reply:

 

Dear Client,

Thank you for contacting ACCESS. We understand from your e-mail that you are concerned about an injured seagull and you are looking for some assistance.

We suggest you to contact Vogelbescherming Nederland (bird protection organisation) that provides care for injured wild birds. They may assist you with some guidance and  take care of the seagull, if needed.

Below you can find contact details of the Vogelbescherming Nederland located in The Hague:
    Address: Vogelasiel De Wulp
                    Heliotrooplaan 15
                    2555 MA Den Haag
    Tel.: 070-323 15 68 (can be reached from 09:00 till 17:00)
    E-mail: vogelasieldewulp@gmail.com


We hope that we have provided you with useful information. Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Kind regards,

The ACCESS Help Desk Team

 

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