Have you heard of Jopenbier? Try to remember whJopen_Logo_600x600_mich beer you had during our TEDxHotelschoolTheHague… Yes, that one!

In total, Jopenbier produces 10 different beers throughout the year, 3 seasonal beers, 2 distilled and several other specials. If you are wondering which one you had throughout your walking-dinner, just for the White Beer and the Northsea IPA.

Beers consist of 4 main ingredients, however, there must be something special with Jopen. Indeed, Jopen beers often have barley malt, wheat, rye, oats and emmer as well as European and American hops.
Adding to this, it is a national product, with its breweries located in Harleem and Hoofddorp and you can visit them.

Did you know that Jopen Beer won the gold medal at the European Beer Star in 2016 and has been recognized internationally!

If you are interested in getting to know more about Jopenbier and you would like to visit their breweries, check their website

Screen Shot 2017-10-15 at 23.57.28

Thank you Jopen!

Bugzz: The insectcuisine

150430-bugzz-visual design-logo-groen-01


You might me wondering, but bringing insects to our daily cuisine?

Well, they are a source of complete animal proteins that contain all essential amino acids, they contain 2 times as much iron as spinach and more calcium than milk!”.

Furthermore, did you know that they are sustainable? They have reduced greenhouse gas emissions: 2000 times less water than cows, 100 times less CO2 emissions than cows, 10 less land than cows and 8 times less feed than cows!”

You might think that you will never try it, but you should! At the end, they taste really good! You can feel the taste of: nuts, sun dried tomatoes and even waffles!

Below you can find a video of some students from Hotelschool The Hague tasting some specialities from the Bugzz team:

So where exactly can you find Buggz? They are present in festivals, events catering and they offer workshops!
Find everything on their amazing website:

Enjoy your meal!


Have you heard of houses made out of moldable cardboard?
StayOkay is here to present to you 22 locations from which you can choose the one that attracts you the most.

But how exactly are they made?
The Wikkelhouse base is made out of recycled cardboard wrapped around a huge mold while adding environmentally friendly adhesive to keep it all together. After that, each segment is protected with a waterproof and breathing film and finished with wooden panels. The Wikkelhouse is extremely environmentally friendly: it is at least three times more sustainable than traditional construction and lasts for at least 50 years. Furthermore, all modules are recyclable so the house can be fully reused. A number of new trees are planted for each Wikkelhouse.

Why does Stayokay offer Wikkelhouses?
We are always looking for special places with a story attached. The design house is a true experience and made to collect special experiences. A more unique sleeping place is almost impossible. The Wikkelhouse is a wonderful place to rest, and get back to basics. Because on the one hand ‘cardboard penthouse’  comes with all comfort needed but does not have WiFi or TV. In the Wikkelhouse it is about relaxing. Currently there are 2 in Dordrecht. More Wikkelhouses will follow in the future.

General info

The building of the Wikkelhouse

Technical information in Dutch

So after this event, why not go on a small adventure?
See you all on the 6th of October!


World Citizen, Speaker: Ivan Ortega

Interview with Ivan Ortega, Modern Day Citizen Ivan Ortega


  1. Where are you from, and how has this country particularly shaped the person you are today?


Wooow! Well, how much time do you have??  😉 I’m a modern day world citizen who has the privilege to hold 3 passports: Mexico, USA, & The Netherlands. Though on each country I can share a bunch of jokes and leverage silly stereotypes, what I must say is that each country formed the building blocks in formative years of my life. Born to a family of Peanut Farmers in Mexico my soul, heart and love for family and earth is solidly grounded here. My adolescent and teenage years were based on the 80s and 90s hip-hop and Chicano California progressive culture.  Now I can see that all of my 30’s have been invested in the Netherlands. Which hold two of the most pivotal roles of my life, that of a husband and a father.

  1. What takes up most of your time?

Allow me to re-word this question from ‘time” to “thoughts or thinking time”.

Under “time”, a more practical response is asked for and hence I could simply state that in a 24-hours day: 8-hours go to work, 8-hours to sleep, 8hours to commuting, eating, and family time.
However what is my mind thinking about most during the day, I would have to respond with: Dreaming, learning, playing… thinking of how to be silly or tell a joke to make people laugh. How to make my wife blush, even after 10-years of marriage…. How to find new ways to tickle my kids… how to make my kids great people… what I need to be for them…what “me” do I want to be in the future.


Thank you Ivan! We look forward to hearing you on the #TEDxHotelschoolTheHague talk edition!!


image021Richard Lamb is a futurologist and trend watcher who, as one of the few, predicted the financial crisis. As a futurologist, he speaks about key trends as well as the way in which people can utilize and translate trends into opportunities and innovations.
He is also the founder of Future Agency, which focuses on the same topic.

Mr. Lamb not only teaches individuals those skills, he also helps the government and companies to foresee the future.

Are you interested in Mr. Lamb’s abilities? Do you want to look into predicting the future? Check our TEDxHotelschoolTheHague page to follow the live stream of the event starting at 12:45! Just 4 days left!

In the meantime, why don’t you watch Anab Jain’s TED talk on “Why we need to imagine different futures”? Ms Jain beleives in the ability of bringing future to life, where everything can be touched and felt. Something that we are creating…

Thank you and don’t miss out this opportunity to “see” the future!


Morris Photo Landscape


Interview with Richard Morris, the founder of Usatinsky Fine Art & Bow Ties and lecturer at Hotelschool The Hague.


1. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Truth be told, I spend most (late) nights from April to the end of October watching live baseball games following my hometown club, the 2016 World Series champions Chicago Cubs. So, pretty much, baseball takes precedent over just about everything. At least after midnight!

2. What’s the most interesting piece of art you’ve seen?
Les raboteurs de parquet (1875) by French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte.

3. What is your favorite book to read?
A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) by John Kennedy Toole

4. What is a TED talk you think everyone should watch once in their life?
Do Schools Kill Creativity (2006) by Sir Ken Robinson.


Thank you very much Mr Morris! We are looking forward to hear all your stories at our next TEDx Hotelschool The Hague!

Don’t miss it!

From Denmark, Speaker: Charlotte Mouyal

Interview with Charlotte Mouyal, portræt1Coach In Life

  1. Where are you from, and how has this country particularly shaped the person you are today?

I was born in Spain, and I grew up in Denmark, France and the US. I have for the last 10 years lived in Denmark, which is the longest I have lived in one country.

Living in Denmark has helped me grow both personally and professionally, especially with the culture and their way of seeing life in general. I see life in a different way, as my roots are from Spain, which is very different from the Danish culture. I learn and discover new sides of myself & others and about life constantly – it’s a never ending process and progress.

  1. What was one event in your life that changed you and how did it change you?

When I won a Coach education 3,5 years ago, because I knew that it was going to change my life and the way I would interpreted the world through my eyes. I also knew that I was going to achieve my dream of becoming self-employed and inspire and motivate young people, both nationally and internationally.

  1. What is a TED talk you think everyone should watch once in their life?

Screen Shot 2017-09-24 at 15.32.48.pngYour Body Language May Shape Who You Are
By Amy Cuddy

There are so many good TED talks, and I could write a long list, but the one that sticks with me and I have seen multiple times, is one that I use in my courses with young people – Your body language may shape who you are,  by Amy Cuddy. This has helped a lot of young people to be conscious of their body language, and I also use some of the power poses when I hold speaks around the world.


Thank you Charlotte! We look forward to seeing you for the TEDxHotelschoolTheHague talk edition! 🙂