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Brexit and the consequences for Brits in the Netherlands

Ever since prime minister David Cameron announced that the UK would hold a referendum on whether to leave or stay in the European Union on 23 June 2016, we at Franssen Advocaten have been getting questions from quite a few British citizens…
Spaarne
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A Weekend On The Spaarne.

The weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July will all be about the river Spaarne that meanders its way through Haarlem. Spaarne Concerto. On July the 2nd, for the very first time, a music concert will be held on the Spaarne. A unique line up…
NS alert
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NS alert service for train passengers who forget to check out

Today Dutch railway company NS launched a service to alert rail travellers if they forget to check out with their public transport smart card (OV-kaart) after completing their journey. People who sign up for the service will receive an…
Louisiana
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Expat Food Cravings: Where to fulfill them in Haarlem

As an expat you are bound to have at some point the cravings. The cravings? Yes, you know suddenly you miss a certain type of food from home. Sometimes it is simply some food you were used to, but it can't be found here. Or it is a food…
Grachtenloop
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Grachtenloop Haarlem 2016

Relaxed evening running contest in the city centre of Haarlem with about 3500 participants on June 24, 2016. This Grachtenloop will be the 22th edition of the running contest. Distances are 1000m (KidsRun), 5km and 10km along the…
Dutch grocery bills

Dutch grocery bills cheapest in western Europe

The Netherlands is the cheapest place in western Europe to buy food, with prices 2% under the EU average, the national statistics office CBS declared on Wednesday. All other western European countries are more expensive than the Netherlands. Prices…
Red light cocktail

Red Light Cocktail

With splashes of  genever (Dutch gin, or jenever in Dutch), orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice and frozen raspberries, this cheeky cocktail owes its name to its sexy scarlet color, reminiscent of that infamous Amsterdam neighborhood. Calling…
child rights index (Photo: www.blikopnieuws.nl)
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The Netherlands 11 places lower in child rights index

The Netherlands tumbles 11 places in child rights index: from second to 13th place in a new ranking of countries’ attitudes to children’s rights. The KidsRights Index is the annual global index which ranks how countries adhere to and…
Haarlem shopping night
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Haarlem Shopping Night

This Saturday is Haarlem Shopping night! All the red carpets are to be rolled out, pop up markets and great discounts from participating shops will entice shoppers to spend their money throughout the night! This awesome night starts at…
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Why You Should Never Live in Haarlem Part II

Because no one listened to my reasons why you should never live in Haarlem Part I ; here is another list why you should never live in Haarlem. You have been warned!   Why You Should Never EVER Live in Haarlem.   There is…
expatsHaarlem Comedy Night
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Photos expatsHaarlem Comedy Night Daniel-Ryan Spaulding

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding performed on April 29, 2016 his new show Euro Trash for expatsHaarlem. It was a hilarious eve. Here are the photos. Daniel-Ryan Spaulding Daniel is an Internationally-Touring Canadian Stand-Up Comedian who has…
Interview
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Interview of the month June

In my goal to support people with integration and languages, I interview expats. Each one reveals personal stories and advise about moving or living abroad.How to feel ‘’at Home’’ can be a challenge. Let me introduce you to Lisa as…
Buitenkunst - outdoor theater workshop
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A Perfectionist Learning to Live Life More Fully

I’ve studied and written about perfectionism plenty . . . my own experience with it, tips to overcome it, etc. But what I now know better than ever is that all the reading in the world doesn’t help one deal with it compared to a living,…