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Schalkwijk aan Zee Festival

Come to Schalkwijk aan Zee Festival! They’ve got live music, food, drinks, sports, activities for children, and much more! Right next to the water and perfect for spending time outdoors, the festival is as it is every year, A HIT! It’s…
halve van haarlem
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Vitaminstore Halve van Haarlem || September 24th 2017

The 33rd edition of the Halve van Haarlem will take place on September 27th, 2017. Both the start and finish are on the beautiful square in Haarlem, de Grote Markt. Fingers crossed the weather conditions will be optimal for all runners…
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Haarlemse Muggenronde 2017

This year marks the 60th anniversary for Haarlemse Muggenronde! Bring your children (9 – 15 years) and their bikes to join this year’s race to test their speed and agility and win daily prizes. Any bikes are welcome and participation…
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ProefPark Haarlem 2017

BRING ON THE NOMMMMS! Why commit to one restaurant for lunch or dinner when you can just go to ProefPark Haarlem and get anything your stomach desires! There will be at least 33 FOOD TRUCKS serving food from EVERY CONTINENT! Bring your family,…
find a job
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How to find a job in the Netherlands.

Tips to find a job here in The Netherlands; Don’t quit your previous job, you can work remotely at least for a while. It will sustain your condition during the period of big changes, when you won’t feel the ground under your feet and,…
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One Day Getaways – Exploring the Netherlands

The first time I have ever been to the Netherlands was last year. My partner got an internship in Amsterdam for 6 months so I was regularly visiting, spending a lot of time here. Finding an apartment in Amsterdam seemed to be a mission impossible,…
Haarlem Jazz
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Haarlem Jazz & More 2017

No article can effectively describe the sweet smooth sounds of jazz. And everyone knows jazz doesn’t sound any sweeter or smoother unless it’s FREE! Right here in the center of Haarlem, it’s the HAARLEM JAZZ & MORE FESTIVAL! Haarlem…
post.nl
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My love hate relationship with post.nl

There are times when I love the postal (in particular post.nl) service here in The Netherlands. The track and trace system is awesome,  the app works mostly well and the service is on a whole pretty quick. However, there are times that…
culture shock
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Culture Shock - what is it and how to deal with it.

Moving to a new place is exciting but it can also feel scary and overwhelming. You have to adapt to new people, a new language, a new way of doing things. You may have to change your eating habits or the way you behave (and even dress). Often…
haarlem culinair
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Haarlem Culinair 2017

Let’s skip the starters and jump right into the main course, HAARLEM CULINAIR is BACK! Come feed those bellies with delicious food from over 13 different restaurants! If that did not already entice you, there will be more than 10 different…