BROADWAY MUSICAL PIPPIN
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Broadway musical Pippin is coming to Amsterdam with a full American cast

The Tony Award winning hit musical with full American cast. Direct from Broadway to Amsterdam from March 9 till April 10. More info and trailer below. We happen to have two tickets for this spectacle. Like the expatsHaarlem Facebook page and…
chocolate
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Chocolate can ‘improve brain function’

Good news for chocolate lovers: eating chocolate regularly has been found to have a positive association with cognitive performance, according to a new study. Published in the journal Appetite, researchers used data collected from a Maine-Syracuse…
Handymen
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"Handymen" arrested during brutal crime in Haarlem

The police arrested Tuesday morning two 'handymen' who were "working" on the roof of a house on the Rijksstraatweg in Haarlem-Noord. The men had turned on a ladder against the house of an elderly man and went up to the roof. Here they had moved…
V & D
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V&D gone. And the winner is: Van der Pigge

The historical department store Vroom & Dreesmann (V&D) went bankrupt. Drugstore Van der Pigge is still there. Vroom & Dreesman and its former "store palace" have left their mark on the history of Haarlem. Once, ten years…
.expatsHaarlem New Year's Drink
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expatsHaarlem New Year's Drink 2016: the eve & the photos

Our New Year's Drink was great! More than 200 internationals of Haarlem joined us to celebrate the start of 2016 together. This was the program and these are the photos. Give a look! The eve program - Welcome by Arianna Ardia-Wenink,…
Test Down
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All pregnant women should get easy Down’s test

A simple test for Down’s syndrome should be freely available to all pregnant women, Labour and Socialist MPs said last Tuesday in a debate with health minister Edith Schippers. The NIPT test is a DNA test on maternal blood to screen…
olive oil
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Our Olive Oil sommelier Carlo Trobia on TV tomorrow

Do you remember our Olive Oil Workshop & Tasting?  Well... I do! A unique experience. Our event guest, sommelier, chef and member of expatsHaarlem Carlo Trobia will be on TV tomorrow, Saturday, Februari 20, 2016 at 7:05 PM on NPO1 for…
Expats
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The Netherlands in the top 15 Places to Live Abroad for Expats

From work to love, from a warmer climate to a more easy going way of life, there are many foreign countries favored by expats who stay for a long time – and sometimes forever. Taking into consideration livings standards, opportunities and…
interview
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Challenges of Expats – Interview of the month February

This month I introduce you to Nadia, from South-Africa to Weesp and soon to Hoofddorp. In my mission to help expats integrate, I take interviews regularly, and reveal great stories and advise for you. Arriving in a new country is such…
House hunters
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What all house hunters in the NLs need to know before they start

For years now it's good custom (especially in the bigger cities) to have a tenant pay a fee equaling one-month rent. Even when this person has found his way to this new home all by himself, via internet. This has come to an end a few months…
Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine cocktail

An elegant cocktail, David Wondrich's Saint Valentine is a simple mix of rum and ruby port that is sure to delight. This recipe is obviously appropriate for Valentine's Day.  On his Esquire blog, Wondrich shares a recipe for Saint…
Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in the Netherlands

Amidst the grey and rainy Dutch winter comes Valentine’s Day, with romance, red roses and pink hearts. What's the origin of Valentine's day and how to celebrate it in the Netherlands? Here are some tips. Valentine's Day origin Valentine's…
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Green Light for beter traffic flow

Gemeentes Haarlem and Heemstede will be the first to connect their traffic lights to the North Holland traffic center. From there the province can control all of the traffic lights. The parties are focusing on a better traffic flow from five…