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EU MEDICINE AGENCY with 900 jobs and 500 family members to the Metropole Region Amsterdam

A lottery is how Amsterdam is now officially the next home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 900 jobs and 500 family members will leave London and move to Amsterdam, with staffers needing to choose between staying in the UK or making…
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Outings with Oma & Opa - Simple ways to Support our Elderly

The Netherlands is uniquely progressive as it generally allows for an integrated consideration of all members of society, including the elderly. As expats settling into the Dutch way of life, you might notice how the national tram system creates…
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How to behave online in 2017

We learn how to succeed, follow a dream, but no one says how to behave online. Go search "how to behave online" on Google and you'll get "how to behave in the church" or “how to behave in the Gladiators Games." That's all you should know about…
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More kids per class in Dutch primary school

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences (ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap -OCW) school classes still average around 23 pupils. But a reaserch conducted by AD newspaper with government figures obtained using…
Expat Housing Seminar
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Expat Housing Seminar Haarlem November 2017

On November 28th Buma|Algera Notariaat, Expat Mortgages, Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency and Orange Tax Agency will host an Expat Housing Seminar in Haarlem. At the seminar, you will learn all there is to know about the legal, financial, tax and practical…
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Sinterklaas in Haarlem

Sinterklaas is coming to Haarlem on November 19 at 13:00! He will be arriving on his steamboat on the River Spaarne! You do not want to miss this event! There will be a major parade with the following route: Spaarne, Damstraat, Oude Groenmarkt,…
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The Dutch and their Dutch

Dutch is a strange language. Many expats live in the Netherlands for years and never truly get to grips with it. There are so many unwritten rules that you simply cannot learn everything from a textbook. You can ask Dutch people to explain why…
Haarlem Talks
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Haarlem Talks -with Tero Angeria

Happy November! Now that the last month of autumn has arrived we should enjoy the last moments of it with hot chocolate, nice autumn walks, and the Haarlem Talks, of course! This month we would like to introduce you to a new expat. To find out…
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Bon appétit avec Orangina

Flashbacks from holidays, mouthwatering taste buds, sunshine, shake the pulp… Most of you have wonderful memories of Orangina! On a Tuesday I was invited to come to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Not knowing what to expect made…
Comedy Café Haarlem
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Comedy Café Haarlem - 1

Join us for a great English-Spoken Comedy Night on Friday 24 November 2017, 8-9 PM at Tierney's Irish Pub. Three talented comedians will take to the stage to offer you a night of full of laughs. After the comedy: the Monthly Drink! Make sure…
Jip & Janneke (image: Annie M.G. Schmidt)
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Crafting a lantern for Sint Maarten

On November 11, it's Sint Maarten (Saint Martin)' s Day. Sint Maarten is a great children’s event! Ringing doorbells, singing songs at the doors in exchange for a treat (sweets, mandarins or even some small coins) and - as darkness falls -…
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Sint Maarten's Day

St. Martin's Day or Sint Maarten in Dutch is a popular children's feast day in many parts of the Netherlands and it is celebrated on 11 November.  Typically, in the early winter evening of 11 November, small groups of children can…
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Most Dutch couples are two higly educated people

Last year the biggest proportion of Dutch couples consisted of two highly educated people, instead of one highly educated person and one less educated person as was the case in 2006, CBS (Statistics Netherlands) reported this Monday. In…
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What do you miss the most and what does that say about you.

All of us know the feeling of missing – a loved one (person or pet) who has passed; a best friend who moves to another school; a favorite book, toy or memento forever lost; a garden sanctuary that someone else discovered. For expats,…
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Interview of the month - November - with Jo Self

Helping people to understand cultural nuances and enjoy their new surroundings is what I love doing. Through these monthly interviews, you will find personal stories, tips, and advice. This month I introduce you to Jo!  Original country:…
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Artline Haarlem presents Kunstlijn 2017

Haarlem transforms into a major cultural temple in which visual arts are central on November 3rd to the 5th. There is painting, sculpture, and design, but also film, dance and theater. In addition to the various exhibitions and open gallery…
erectile dysfunction
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When it doesn’t get up.

A funny title for an article about a not so funny experience for many men who have difficulties with keeping their erection during sex. I am a man myself and a Sex counselor in Amsterdam and I know how much this topic is sensitive and can cause…
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Language no problem Theater POLY-INTERPRETABILI­­­TY with discount!

POLY-INTERPRETABILITY will be performed in Haarlem by POINTLESS INTERNATIONAL on Friday 3 & Saturday 4 Nov, 20:30. Read more about the performance & the ExpatsHaarlem discount and meetup. The clowns are back in town! Coco, Buster,…
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TONEELSCHUUR HAARLEM LANGUAGE NO PROBLEM THEATER PROGRAM 2017-2018

Toneel-en Filmschuur Haarlem offers a ‘language no problem’ program that consists of a broad variety of films, theater, dance and musical theater performances for adults, youngsters and children. Below you find the Language no problem theater…
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Interview of the month October 2017 – with Natasha Jain.

Moving Abroad Successfully, is it possible? Since it’s my mission to support expats taking this step and integrate with success, I take these regular interviews with experienced expats. How do they do it? How do they settle in, effectively? Let’s…
Experience Haarlem Fair 2017
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Video and photos Experience Haarlem Fair 2017

We are pleasured to show you the video en photos of the Experience Haarlem Fair 2017. Here is the video of the Experience Haarlem Fair 2017. The video is made by Cherello With. Find the photo album of the Experience Haarlem Fair…
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Schiphol expects crowded Autumn holiday

Schiphol is preparing for a busy time during the upcoming autumn holiday. Schiphol expects around 3 million people will travel through Schiphol in the coming days. This is 6 percent more than the autumn holiday of last year. The airport…
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10 Things All Women Travelers Should Know About Staying Safe Abroad

It’s not always easy being a woman. As much as we’d like to think that women travelers have the same freedoms as their male counterparts, this is not always the case. And as far as the feminist movement has come over the past decade, it…
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HAARLEMSE BOKBIERDAG 2017

The fall has its advantages. Sunday October 15th is the Haarlemse Bokbierdag! During De Haarlemse Bokbierdag, 16 different bars in Haarlem will let you taste the best Bokbier. The 16 different bars in Haarlem have each other bokbieren on…
Haarlem Talks
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Haarlem Talks - Samantha Caputo

Welcome to Haarlem Talks! This is a new monthly interview series for ExpatsHaarlem. Being an expat myself I was interested in a lot of things other expats think, feel or experience living in Haarlem. In Haarlem Talks, we get to know a new Haarlem…
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Are You Hiding Your Depression?

Depression is an often silent feeling that creeps up on us and isn’t easy to identify straight away. This is especially true for those who have relocated. Because it’s normal to feel alone or sad while away from “home” or when your support…
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Things to do to make your day unforgettable in Haarlem.

So here it is, one more weekend is knocking on your door, wake up sunshine, today will the day full of bright emotions. Breakfast in Haarlem But first - coffee and breakfast. Go to the Mica café, where two charming sisters and their…
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Geschiedenis Festival 2017

Want to learn more about the country you live in? Come to this year’s Geschiendenis Festival! This year, the Historisch Nieuwsblad is hosting this event where historians from The Netherlands and abroad speak about a range of diverse topics…
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October = Kindermaand

Got kids? This is the perfect month for you and your little ones! Haarlem Marketing is hosting many activities throughout the month for children ages 4 – 12. There will be lots of activities scattered throughout the city including theatre…
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How to entertain kids when its raining in Haarlem.

As great as the beach and lakes are, they are not quite as appealing on a blustery, rainy day, but then again, neither is staying inside the house for days on end, so what to do… Here are some ideas to entertain your kids: The kids cafes/child-friendly…