Interview month

Interview of the month April

This month I take you to Austria. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a very interesting and amazing business woman, Kornelia. Enjoy ;-) In my goal to support people with network, confidence, integration and languages, I interview…
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Have You Tried These Dutch Foods?

You're in The Netherlands and you want to eat like a true Dutch person. Then pull up your chair, get your napkin ready, swig a glass of milk and start chewing on your Stamppot! Here is a list of traditional Dutch food that you may want to try.   Traditional…
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Zen Through ‘Hands By Ellen’ Holistic Massage

Today I visited the Holistic massage practice of Ellen Goossens, Hands By Ellen. I had never heard of Holistic before and it was completely new to me. But Ellen introduced me to her way of massaging and the meaning of Holistic in a pleasant…
Koningsdag Haarlem
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King’s Day 2016 in Haarlem

King’s Day (formerly Queen’s Day) festivities invite locals and visitors alike to celebrate the King’s birthday. In the streets, squares, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange. King’s Day is the biggest…
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What Prince Taught us about Defying Labels

More celebration than mourning I'm not typically much of a celebrity fan, which is why I’ve been surprised at just how rattled I’ve felt since hearing about Prince’s death. I can't think of many other passings that would bring me into…
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Botermarkt best market in the Netherlands

The finalists in the category, 'Small Markets' in the election of, 'the Best Market of the Netherlands in 2016' were Scheveningen, Haarlem (Botermarkt) and Stedebroec. In the category, 'Medium Sized Markets' the Grote Markt was finalist. Although…
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Going Green in Haarlem: Happy Earth Day!

Today, more than a billion people around the world will show their support for environmental protection, and ultimately, saving our planet (you might have noticed, it’s in need of a bit of TLC), on this International Earth Day. World leaders…
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International School Haarlem Survey

Should there be an international school in Haarlem?. The Haarlem City Council wants to hear your opinion. Let hear your voice and fill out our short online survey. As you perhaps know Haarlem doesn’t currently have an international…
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Sitting is the new smoking, and the Dutch are the official European champions!

Yep that’s right, Dutchies apparently like to sit, more so than any other nation in Europe. With a national average of 6.8 hours per day versus the European average of 5.2 hours, the Dutch are, (surprisingly) a nation of dedicated sitters…
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Now serving Lunch and Breakfast at Aangenaam

Aangenaam located in the Kleine Houtstraat has been serving honest, organic, and animal/environmentally friendly diners since 2006. While many of you may have been there for dinner already, did you know that they are now also open for breakfast…
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Crazy days on the Haarlem housing market

Bidding and overbidding together with 20 other people has become a common practice in popular cities such as Haarlem. This sometimes leads to panic situations. People might even leave the voorbehoud van financiering. In the last few years,…
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EXPATSHAARLEM COMEDY NIGHT

ExpatsHaarlem presents an extraordinary comedy show of the brilliant Stand-Up Comedian Daniel-Ryan Spaulding. Daniel is an Internationally-Touring Canadian Stand-Up Comedian who has performed extensively in 35 countries worldwide. His…
Mastering Dutch Words That are Longer than Your Arm (Photo: Amanda van Mullingen)

Mastering Dutch Words That are Longer than Your Arm

Learning Dutch can be quite daunting at the best of times, but throw the length of some words in to the mix and it can be downright terrifying. Some Dutch words are so long they look like they have been created purposefully to confuse the…
King's Day
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King's Day

King's day is just round the corner, this is when the whole country dig deep into their wardrobes to find their bright orange clothes and get all the Dutch flags out for a huge and merry party on 27th April. But what is King's Day? Koningsdag…
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Every place has "the right sidewalk "

During my travels through Haarlem, I noticed there are many types of sidewalk with various heights and characteristics; all designed to serve a specific purpose. Look at them. The Bump Sidewalk The first sidewalk I meet is when I…
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Teylers Museum Is A Unique Haarlem Treasure

When you enter Teylers Museum, you get the feeling you’ve stepped back in time. At the Teylers Museum, art and science come together with a hint of magic. It's not a museum for the modern age, but it is a museum for the modern imagination. The…
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ExpatsHaarlem Top 10 March 2016 articles

In March 2016 the expatsHaarlem website reached 8.996 visitors and 40.509 page views. Who are the March Writers and what is the Top 10 March 2016 articles? March 2016 Writers Our compliments to the March writers: Arianna Ardia-Wenink,…
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Fighting Flu with the Power of Nature

Did you manage to escape the flu epidemic in the Netherlands this year? If so, congratulations! You must have a very strong immune system! If, like me, you were floored by the virus (and twice in my case!) you might be wondering what simple…