UNIQUE and ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS  ‘AAN ZEE’ WINS AGAIN

UNIQUE and ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS ‘AAN ZEE’ WINS AGAIN

Spirits were high in Oostvoorne this week as Restaurant ‘Aan Zee’ took home the 2015 SUSTAINABILITY PRIZE. Having previously won awards for the concept and use of wild-harvested ingredients, restaurant entrepreneur Jan van Marion can now claim yet another accolade. He’s fairly bursting with pride. As well he should be. Fittingly-named jury chair Maurits Groen (‘Green’ in Dutch) paid Van Marion the following compliment: ‘This initiative is right on the money, ecologically speaking. He’s made every effort available. It shows tangible results, is inviting to the public and inspiring as well!’ ‘Aan Zee’ has been in business only four years and yet already has so many prizes. It may all seem like a dream, but the restaurant is supported by a very clear vision. ‘Aan Zee’ was built using natural and sustainable materials. The necessary energy is generated by solar and wind power and the kitchen cooks using wood-burning stoves, meaning there is no connection to the municipal gas grid. The roof is equipped with solar panels and solar-powered boilers, while wind turbines rise adjacent to the restaurant. They use the sun and the wind to generate all the electricity the undertaking requires. ‘Aan Zee’ also features a low-temperature installation for climate control that extracts heat energy stored underground. In the summer, heat from the building is transferred to deep sub-soil layers; in the winter this heat is re-extracted for use. Waste water from the restaurant is purified using a specially-planted treatment pond and rain water is filtered through the sand dunes, so that no sewage connection is required either. Lighting is provided in the form of LED bulbs...
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FUTURELAND EXTENDS EXHIBITION

FUTURELAND EXTENDS EXHIBITION

More than seventy thousand visitors have put on virtual reality glasses in FutureLand at this moment. It gives the feeling if you are in the port of Rotterdam in 2066. The exhibition “Back to the Future” will be extended because of this massive influx until April 18, 2016 on the Maasvlakte. The exhibition shows in a nutshell the past and the future view of the harbor. How the port has developed over the last 750 years into a world port is seen on prints and paintings. The possible future of the port of Rotterdam can be shown fifty years in the future, using modern techniques. De visitor puts a virtual reality goggles on can fly a few minutes above the harbor in 2066. Future Land is located in the port of Rotterdam, overlooking the Maasvlakte 2 development. The information center is open from Tuesday / Friday and on Sunday. Admission is free! The Future Land Express and FutureLand Ferry stands the whole year waiting for tours and cruises in the new ports. The information center is elected nice day out bij the ANWB-election as the second best outing of South Holland. For 2016 Future Land is nominated again. View the full program on offer www.futureland.nl. From Hotel Bed & Breakfast Marion Future Land is easily accessible via the A15. You drive from Oostvoorne, 2x left and Future Land is immediately clear indicated. If you drive on the way back along the coast. Follow the signs Beach Maasvlakte. That is certainly worthwhile. At various points you can enjoy truly unique viewpoints. Kringloopwinkel OPENED AGAIN The thrift shop “Het Vervolg” opposite the church in the center of...
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