Puike Plannen
(great plans)

The 3 finalists will be known in:

Have you got a ‘puik plan’? Take this opportunity and acquire fame with an unexpectedly refreshing idea from The Hague!

Unfortunately you’re too late. The submission deadline for ‘Puike Plannen’ has passed. Or maybe you’re just visiting this website because you’re anxious to know whether your plan has been chosen by the jury? :-) Anyway, you’ve got to be patient a little while longer. The jury received 130 submissions and is currently busy reviewing all of them. And because this needs to be done carefully this will take some time. The creators of the ten best plans get to pitch to the jury on 18 January. The jury then chooses the three plans that will go on to the final round, in which the public will get to vote on their favorite plan! Starting 19 January you can cast your vote on one of the three finalist on this very website.

[Puike Plannen (Great Plans)]: A competition between ‘Hagenaren’ to come up with the best idea to strengthen te reputation of The Hague as city by the sea and thé place that helps create a better world.

This is the jury

  • Joop Buyt

    Joop's idea for a floating chip shop wasn't totally successful. But he did manage to become chairman of the jury of Puike Plannen. If the jury can't decide, Joop has the final say. Because of his typical ‘Haagse’ character and features, he’s the public face of the competition.

  • Rebekka Keus

    Rebekka is half Mexican and half Dutch, is musical and chose to come and study and live in The Hague because of its international character and location by the sea (even if the climate is slightly cooler than she's used to). As a relatively new ‘Hagenaar’, the perfect person to judge the ‘puike plannen’.

  • Michael Schmitz

    Michael was a professional surfer for many years and is the founder of Surfbenelux. He's obviously very attached to the 11 kilometre coastline of The Hague. Fun fact: Pat Smith from the Hague band Splendid is Michael's brother. How much more ‘Haags’ can you get?

  • Gökhan Tercan

    Gökhan works for the Rabobank and uses his knowledge of commerce and finance to ensure that the jury doesn't choose any plans which are not feasible. So prevents any flights of fancy. But his main focus is how plans might be made possible.

  • Olga Wielders

    Olga is one of the driving forces behind The Hague Tech, the breeding ground for start-ups in The Hague's tech scene. Knows everything there is to know about innovative business and how whizz kids and hackers are increasingly playing a key role in the economy of The Hague. No further explanation required as to why she's an important jury member.

  • Justin Verkijk

    Justin is a radio DJ and producer, you can hear him daily on the morning show on Den Haag FM. He’s also a presenter on several music festivals. The perfect guy to judge if a plan can amaze and amuse.

  • Sjoerd van Schuylenburch

    Sjoerd is the night mayor of The Hague. And who better to assess whether a ‘puik plan’ can really help make The Hague even more attractive? Sjoerd is our guarantee that the jury will bear in mind the exciting side of The Hague.