Haarlem Photo Club Summer Photo Walk 2014
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Haarlem Photo Club Summer Photo Walk 2014: feedback and photos

Haarlem! Summer! Open Air! Photography! We had the best ingredients for a wonderful PHOTO WALK. A bit of wind didn't spoil our day: 42 photographers having a great day! What about the shoots? Our jury, composed of our Photo Club Team members…
4 professionele Fotografie Webinars met speciale ledenkorting! (Photo: De Rooij Fotografie)

4 professionele Fotografie Webinars met speciale ledenkorting!

SPECIALE HAARLEM PHOTO CLUB LEDENAANBIEDING: 35% korting voor 4 PROFESSIONELE FOTOGRAFIE WEBINARS van de Fotografie Webinar Academy De Rooij -het grootste online fotografie trainingscentrum van Nederland- over HERFST fotografie, NACHTfotografie,…
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expatsHaarlem's upcoming events

Unsure what to do with your free time? Want to know which events we are organising? Visit and keep your eyes on our events page! More dates will be added but for now the schedule is as follows:    ADULTS - 28 September: (*** TODAY…
5 reasons to choose for an Omafiets (Granny bike)
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5 reasons to choose for an Omafiets (Granny bike)

When we tell our friends abroad that we have just purchased a new Granny Bike they wonder: ‘What on earth has gotten into them?’ Unrepentant we reply: ‘Because it is the best way of getting around’ Here are the 5 reasons why…
(Image: Carol Rossetti)
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10 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. Thousands of shares show the appeal of Rosetti's work. The message is…
Current Photo Exhibitions you don't want to miss!
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UPCOMING HAARLEM PHOTO CLUB EVENTS

As we have so many nice upcoming photo events, we put them for you in a row: Omdat we zoveel interessante aankomende evenementen hebben, hebben we ze voor jullie op een rij gezet: Matt Granger Photo Walk, Tuesday. 23 September 2014,…
Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English (Photo: Globelink)
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Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English

ZorgWijzer.nl has launched the first and only Dutch health insurance comparison tool in English! Expats that are living or moving to the Netherlands can now easily compare different health insurance plans based on their wishes and requirements. The…
Current Photo Exhibitions you don't want to miss!
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Current Photo Exhibitions you don't want to miss!

Great photo exhibitions now in the Netherlands. Photo fair UNSEEN, 18-21 September 2014 in Amsterdam  This fair draws a large international crowd and is packed with events for anyone interested in photography. Many people go to this fair…
Rineke Dijkstra | 17th Century Portraits (Photo: Frans Hals Museum)
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Rineke Dijkstra | 17th Century Portraits

The Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem shows until 28 September 2014 a marvellous exhibition: Rineke Dijkstra | 17th Century Portraits, focusing on the interesting dialogue between the portraiture style found in Golden Age paintings and the contemporary…
Dutchies go for YELLOW!

Dutchies go for yellow!

Dutchies go for yellow! How? BEER "De gele rakker", "oudgeel gerstenat": "yellow (geel means yellow in Dutch) synonyms" for a veeeery loved drink in the Netherlands. Friday after work to start the weekend, after fixing jobs at home, after…
Afghan Girl
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Masters of Photography by National Geographic

Who does not know the picture of the Afghan girl with penetrating glance? It is world famous picture of Steve McCurry; also known as "the Mona Lisa of photography. Like this picture, there are numerous other photos that have been under the…
A common bond between Expats and the Dutch: manners (Photo: Getty Images)
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A common bond between Expats and the Dutch: manners

On Sunday the Shallow Man ran through the Amsterdamse Bos. The sun was shining and it put me in a philosophical mood, but that doesn’t mean you can call me Sophie. I realised that, in the scheme of things, I’m just a fleck on the custom-made…
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

All roads lead to Rome

The first thing that struck me when I landed at Schiphol Airport, six years ago, was the habit of the Dutch to respect the speed limits. Anna, my wife, for example never exceeds 50 km p/h, which is the limit on local roads. After a while I…
Drongo Festival (Photo BIMU)
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Drongo Festival

Drongo Festival: "Languages for your Future", Professional information on multilingualism and playful experimentation with language-jamming, 27 September 2014, Public Library in Amsterdam.  Linguistic matters, as "displaced people"…
Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect? (Photo: Creative Mornings)
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Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect?

Did you catch the tongue-in-cheek article, “10 ways to fit into Dutch society” (posted 3 June, 2014 on expatsHaarlem), written by Simon Woolcot (a.k.a. Amsterdam Shallow Man)? I was entertained for sure, which I imagine was the whole point.…
Cultural Weekend in Haarlem
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Cultural Weekend in Haarlem 2014

Autumn is getting closer and it is more tempting to plop, with legs up on the bench this weekend but that would be a shame. Indeed, it is the weekend of culture, this 13th and 14th September in Haarlem. There are lots of activities to do in…
What Happens When A Photographer Takes The Same Photo From A Different Angle /1
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What Happens When A Photographer Takes The Same Photo From A Different Angle /1

You’ve probably already seen the world’s most famous landmarks through photos that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. Here’s what happens when the photo is taken from another angle. The Pyramids of Giza Same place…
Libelle opens pop-up shop in Haarlem
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Libelle opens pop-up shop in Haarlem

With Libelle Beach Café the known Dutch women's weekly magazine Libelle wants to bring the atmosphere of the beach to the heart of the city of Haarlem. From Wednesday, September 17 the magazine Libelle brings a month-long the atmosphere…
How to lose those extra kilos weight (and never get them again)
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How to lose those extra kilos weight (and never get them again)

I've never considered myself fat. Moreover, most of my life people have admired me for being slim and for how good I look. I gained 22 kilos weight during my pregnancy and then within four months they had disappeared without any effort on my…
Variée restaurant in Haarlem
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Variée restaurant in Haarlem

Some weeks ago we went to try Restaurant Variée, because I spent the last 2 years passing by but never stopping by! It was time to discover the place and the cuisine. The owners prepared us a special menu and welcomed us as I never had…
Refuel gas before entering the Netherlands (Photo Novum)

Refuel gas before entering the Netherlands

That’s what Dutch people living close to the border do as well. This results from a study with more than 4.300 respondents made by Research Agency I&O. A main conclusion is that almost half of the car riders in the border region…
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Comparisons of the Dutch with other Europeans

The Shallow Man is a well travelled old fossil. I’ve lived in a country or three and have been fortunate enough to have travelled to a few places during my long slow jog on planet earth. I’ve written lots about various aspects of Dutch…