Bloemencorso
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Bloemencorso 2016 Flower Parade

Hey, did you know that the annual Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek is starting soon? The Flower Parade is a parade of about twenty floats and more than thirty special floats, decorated with an abundance of flowers. The theme for 2016…
pie
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TORTA PASQUALINA, EASTER PIE FROM LIGURIA

At home we always eat this savory pie for Easter. It is, together with pesto, the most classic and recognizable dish from Genoa and was made every year by my grandmother Maria, my father's mother. As a child I thought it was wonderful…
Salmon
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EASTER SPECIAL: OVEN-BAKED SALMON WITH HONEY AND MUSTARD

This is one of my most popular recipes and a guarantee for success ;-). Try it out and enjoy the cooking, the meal and the company without any stress. Buon appetito! This is a very simple recipe I made with my experiments-in-the-kitchen…
Keukenhof Gardens open till May 18th
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Keukenhof Gardens open from today till May 16th

Enjoy the fabulous sea of flowers of Keukenhof Gardens. With 32 hectares and approximately 7 million flower bulbs Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower garden and probably the most beautiful spring park in the world.  Keukenhof Gardens…
Fun Fair Koningsdag
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Fun at the Fair

It is nearly that time of the year when the Grote Markt turns into a Fun Fair! Yipee! This is a great excuse to let your children run riot while you drink coffee on a sunny terrace or if you're anything like me, this is the perfect time to let…
Gluren bij de Buren Photo: Haarlem Marketing
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Gluren bij de Buren Haarlem

Today: 73 living rooms and 219 performances by local artists. During Gluren bij de buren (Peeking at the Neighbours) the public can visit different living rooms spread out in Haarlem to see and listen to local talent. Gluren bij de Buren…
Haarlemse_Lente
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Haarlemse Lente 2016

From 18th to 20th March Haarlemse Lente (Haarlem Spring) takes place for the fifth time. A long weekend entirely devoted to the thriving contemporary art scene in Haarlem, at museums, galleries and artists' initiatives. This year's title is,…
Pillow Fight (Photo: Pillow Fight Facebook Page)
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Pillow fight!

Hey, did you know its international Pillow Fight day coming up soon? If you relish the thought of being whacked repeatedly by a pillow then you should check this out.  The global event is organised by, ‘The Urban Playground Movement.’ ‘One…
International Women's Day
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Happy International Women's Day

Women have come a long way in this world, and rightfully so that progress is honored every year on March 8. What is International Women's Day, you ask? Obviously, we don't need a designated holiday to celebrate the ongoing strength and courage…
.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,…
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…
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Food Soul Festival Amsterdam, January 29-30-31, 2016

Amsterdam loves food trucks. We love food trucks too! And that's why we're going to the Food Soul Festival in Amsterdam on January 29th, 30th and 31st! It's going to be a weekend full of yummy food and nice soul music. THE perfect combination! The…
Tulip
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National Tulip Day Celebrations in Amsterdam

The past week has been the most "wintery" of the season in the Netherlands, and yet spring is already a twinkle in a Dutchman's eye. The third Saturday of the new year is National Tulip Day, or Nationale Tulpendag. I still…
ProefPark Haarlem
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Second ProefPark Haarlem Winter Edition

The second ProefPark Haarlem Winter Edition will be held on 12, 13 and February 14, 2016 during the Valentine's weekend. The location for the new PreofParkHaarlem winter location will be the Hendrik Figeeweg 3F, in the old Van Vessem…
New Year's Drink
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expatsHaarlem New Year's Drink 2016

Let's meet and celebrate the New Year together!  We wait for you on Friday, January 29, 2016.   WHAT: expatsHaarlem New Year's Drink 2016 WHEN: Friday, January 29, 2016, 8:00 PM to 10:00 P WHERE: Societeit Vereeniging PROGRAM -…
ToneelgroepAmsterdam
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Big Theater Deal Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Toneelgroep Amsterdam invites the international community in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam for 2 theater events: an introduction to Toneelgroep Amsterdam and its program and the play performance The hidden force for international audiences with…
Box bike threat (Foto:ANP)
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Police fear for cargo bike attack in Amsterdam

The terror threat on two (or three) wheels...Dutch police warn that terrorists may be planning to use a cargo bike to launch an attack in Amsterdam during the New Year celebrations. In the wake of the attacks in Paris, police in Amsterdam…
Warm Christmas
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Dutch Christmas warmest on record

This year’s Christmas were the warmest December 25 and 26 since official records began in 1906. The warm weather means the sea will be a relatively comfortable nine degrees for the traditional swim on New Year’s Day. So, what are you waiting…
holidays
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12 Powerful (and Inexpensive) Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

We have all heard it before: the holidays are a time for giving, for selflessness and random acts of kindness. It feels good to give, not only for the recipient but for the giver as well; many scientific studies show giving, especially in the…
Sinterklaas
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Is Zwarte Piet an outdated Sinterklaas tradition?

It was a surprise that the culture shock around Zwarte Piet hit me, a Canadian and half-Dutchie, very hard. It was difficult not to be shocked and offended by what I recognize as a tradition of blackface. I always try to respect local cultures…
Designwezen
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This Sunday winter edition of Designwezen 2015

Our member Valentina Spinelli asked us to share an event in Haarlem that she is co-organizing: the winter edition of Designwezen, the only 100 % handmade market in Haarlem, this Sunday, November 29, 2015. Valentina is an expat mum in Haarlem. Along…
Haarlem Connect (Photo Haarlems Dagblad)
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Haarlem Connect Event: the eve, the speech, the photos

On October 30, 2015 expatsHaarlem welcomed (again) in a joint event with our new partners, the City of Haarlem and Marketing Haarlem, more than 200 internationals of Haarlem to our wonderful city. Speakers were : - Arianna Ardia-Wenink,…
Haarlem
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Haarlem 770 years!

Next Monday 23-11 exactly 770 years passed since Haarlem received municipal rights. The North Holland Archive celebrates this special occasion with all the inhabitants of Haarlem and in particular Haarlemmers who - like the city - celebrate…
Intocht Sinterklaas
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Hij komt. Sinterklaas arrives!

On Sunday, November 15th Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) will be back with his helpers in Haarlem.  The boat from Spain is on its the way. Nearly half filled with presents, chocolate letters and pepernoten but who and what will Sinterklaas…
Haarlem Connect
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Invitation to Haarlem Connect

Welcome to Haarlem (again)! In this joint event of the City of Haarlem, Haarlem Marketing and expatsHaarlem we will welcome all internationals of Haarlem & surroundings to our wonderful city. You are welcome on Friday, October 30, 2015…
Taste of Lapland
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Taste of Lapland

This weekend Villa Westend Velserbroek is entirely in the atmosphere of Lapland, the most northern point of Europe, located in the Arctic Circle. The event allows visitors to enjoy the atmosphere and flavors of the real Lapland. Dining…
International Day of Peace
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International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Mission The mission of Peace Days is to promote…
ProefPark Haarlem 2015
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Photos Mobile Food Photography Workshop at ProefPark Haarlem 2015

Here they are, the photos of the expatsHaarlem/Haarlem Foodies/Haarlem Photo Club Mobile Food Photography Workshop at ProefPark Haarlem 2015. With our Haarlem Foodies Chef Nicoletta Tavella, chef at La Cucina del Sole, food advisor for…
I am not a tourist Expat Fair
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I am not a tourist Expat Fair. Visit the fair and the expatsHaarlem stand with FREE tickets

Are you an international living in or moving to Holland? Looking for opportunities and information to make the most of life abroad? jot down Sunday, 4 October 2015 in your diary for Expatica’s annual ‘I am not a tourist’ Fair, hosted in…
Haarlem Cultuur Festival 2015.
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Haarlem Cultural Festival 2015

Autumn is getting closer and it is more tempting to plop, with legs up on the bench this weekend but that would be a shame. Indeed, it is the weekend of culture, this 12th and 13th September in Haarlem. There are lots of activities to do in…