Dille & Kamille
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Dille & Kamille Haarlem new! A feast for foodies ...

Dille & Kamille at Anegang has reopened its doors after a major renovation. The night before the alderman of Economic Affairs Joyce Langacker officially cut the opening ribbon. The store has become much wider: the neighboring building…
Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)
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4th & 5th May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries in having two national ceremony days originating from the Second World War: Remembrance Day – ‘Dodenherdenking’ and Liberation Day – ‘Bevrijdingsdag’. On 4th May, Dutch…
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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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…
international school
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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…
Haarlem housing market
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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,…
expatsHaarlem Comedy Night
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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…
Sidewalk
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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…
Teylers Museum
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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…
ExpatsHaarlem
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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,…
'Buurman & Buurman'
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'Buurman & Buurman' turns 40!

The Dutch very popular characters, loved by adults and kids, are turning 40. To celebrate Pathé Cinemas are showing an hour long special daily until the 6th April 2016.  For those who do not know what 'Buurman & Buurman' is 'Two…
de Oerkap
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City Beach de Oerkap Opens April 1st

Who doesn't know the Oerkap, our Haarlem City Beach along the Spaarne, within walking distance from the Haarlem station. They are almost finished renovating, so it is time for the opening party on April 1st! And that's no joke. The Oerkap…
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…
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…
Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground, is open
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Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground is open again

Speelparadijs Linnaeushof: the biggest playground of Europe! So close! Linnaeushof is located in Bennebroek, a 15 minute drive from Haarlem and Leiden, just some more from Amsterdam and The Hague.  During the whole season (April till…
refugees
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Fire in future asylum for refugees in Haarlem

Sunday morning a fire broke out in the former nursing house Boerhaave in the Louis Pasteurstraat in Haarlem. The fire was discovered around six o'clock. It is officially still unclear what the cause of the fire was, but it's presumably arson. From…
V&D
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Final Sale for V&D

The owners of V&D have announced that they will be temporarily open for a liquidation final sale across all their department stores. V&D declared bankruptcy in December 2015 but continued to operate till February 2016. The…
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…
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,…
Keukenhof (Photo Katie Joy)
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How I survived Keukenhof

Are you planning on visiting the world’s largest spring flower garden? If yes, then this is the article for you!  Keukenhof is a great family day out, even if you don’t like flowers. Here is my survival guide. Be prepared for crowds.…
Car fire Haarlem
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Sixth car fire in ten days time in Haarlem

In the night from Wednesday to Thursday is a car in Haarlem again went up in flames. Around one o'clock a car fire was discovered at the Muiderslotweg. A parked cab was in flames. When the fire department arrived meters high flames rose…
Handymen
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"Handymen" arrested during brutal crime in Haarlem

The police arrested Tuesday morning two 'handymen' who were "working" on the roof of a house on the Rijksstraatweg in Haarlem-Noord. The men had turned on a ladder against the house of an elderly man and went up to the roof. Here they had moved…
V & D
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V&D gone. And the winner is: Van der Pigge

The historical department store Vroom & Dreesmann (V&D) went bankrupt. Drugstore Van der Pigge is still there. Vroom & Dreesman and its former "store palace" have left their mark on the history of Haarlem. Once, ten years…
.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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Green Light for beter traffic flow

Gemeentes Haarlem and Heemstede will be the first to connect their traffic lights to the North Holland traffic center. From there the province can control all of the traffic lights. The parties are focusing on a better traffic flow from five…
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Monopoly Haarlem is coming

How many of us played Monopoly as a kid or maybe even still play it today? Did you know that the streets and landmarks in the game come from the famous gambling city Atlantic City, New Jersey in America? You may have even seen other versions…
Interview
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Challenges of Expats – Interview of the month January

This month I introduce you to a wonderful English lady, named Alison Mills. From London, England, to now living in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Enjoy her true story ☺ Each month, I write these interviews, revealing great stories and advise. If…
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…