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…
dead (Foto: Michel van Bergen)
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New Year celebrations: one dead and several injured in Haarlem

Knife attack leaves one dead and several injured in Haarlem.  A 22 years old man called Sjeddy was killed and several people injured in a violent incident on the Zomerkade in Haarlem early on Friday morning, the police reported on Twitter. Exactly…
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…
Bike
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My First Dutch Bike

I am London born and raised. The only people who cycled in London are brave and perhaps a little reckless. I was certainly not one of them. I had no need to cycle in London. I had buses, trains and the tube. So coming to live in the Netherlands…
ExpatsHaarlem
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I wish my friend ....

The best beer in Haarlem! Ask your friend to like and follow (notifications on) our Facebook page and let him /her win a Jopen beer gift package (€ 12,50). ExpatsHaarlem will raffle a Jopen beer gift package among the likers from 29 November…
Eye Museum
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The EYE Museum, Amsterdam

Standing on the bank of the river IJ, across from Amsterdam Central station, the EYE Museum is an impressive piece of architecture. There is a fine balance between being impressive as a structure and being imposing, and the museum achieves…
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…
Germany Holland match )photo: Michael Sohn_AP)
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Germany Holland match cancelled after explosion threat

Tuesday night’s football friendly between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled shortly before start because of a concrete threat of an explosion in the stadium. No explosives were found. Hannover police chief Volker Kluwe told…
Haarlem City of Light
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Haarlem City of Light

Tonight the festivity lights will be put on. Where in the city do you like the illuminations most? 25 years ago, in 1990, the Stichting Haarlem Lichtstad (Haarlem City of Light Foundation) was founded. Since then the Haarlem City of…
‘sexual consent and tea’
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New brilliant ‘sexual consent and tea’ video from the English police

Sex and consent is a difficult issue, mainly because something that seems so simple is continually ‘misunderstood’ in rape cases. Thames Valley Police made an easily comprehensive and effective video on this subject. One of our readers brought…
Zijlstraat
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Zijlstraat is where it's at

Have you been in the Zijlstraat recently? There are so many new and exciting things to try there. From craft beer to cajun food, and even organic candy. There are a plethora of new things to try and here are just a few of them. Zijlstraat,…
shopping hours Haarlem
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New shopping hours Haarlem center 3 x 7

From Thursday, November 5th, 2015 the shops in the center of Haarlem will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 19:00 hours (3x7). The extension of the opening hours, with shops being open one hour longer than before, is still…
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…
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…
Inside out
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How Emotions Serve (in any setting)

It's not often I enjoy a “kid film” as much as I did this past summer's Pixar hit, Inside Out. I laughed, I cried, I felt connected with myself (as things resonated with me) and also with my eight-year old daughter whose hand I squeezed…
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…
Haarlem Sustainable Market
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Haarlem Sustainable Market

Today, September 6, 2015 sustainable entrepreneurs show their products or services. In addition to approximately 100 market stalls there will be also venues for demonstration sessions and music. The world's first wooden e-bike, Ekoplaza,…
new entrance Van Gogh museum (Photo: Novum)
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Museumplein turns yellow with 125,000 sunflowers at the new entrance Van Gogh museum

A maze made up of 125,000 sunflowers has been set up on the Museumplein in Amsterdam to celebrate the opening of the new entrance hall to the Van Gogh museum.  The sunflower labyrinth covers almost half of the Museumplein and everyone is welcome…
Sand Sculptures Zandvoort
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European Championship Sand Sculptures in Zandvoort

This year marks the fourth subsequent European Championship Sand Sculptures in Zandvoort aan Zee. The sculptures will remain on show through October. Between August 15th and 21st, seven ‘carvers’ from different European countries…
Amsterdam
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30 TOTALLY FREE THINGS TO DO IN AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam is an expensive city. Sure, the rent prices are exorbitant and it's not exactly cheap to go out .... unless you're doing one of these 30 activities!    1. Watch the random action on the Dam Square or Leidseplein Sure,…
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Free Music Festival: Haarlem Jazz & More

Once a year the biggest free Jazz Festival of Europe takes place in our fantastic city. This year the festival will be held from August 19 – 22, 2015.   Artists/bands will perform here and play different types of music. Think of: Jazz, Pop…
ProefPark Haarlem
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Interview ProefPark Haarlem: We want a culinary revolution

Most Haarlem Foodies know that ProefPark Haarlem is coming up, but do you know the ins and outs of the event? Read about them in Haarlem Foodies’ interview with the man behind ProefPark Haarlem, Sjors van Wezel. The weather is nice, a beautiful…
Dutch gin
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Dutch gin best in the world

In the United States the gin of the Dutch distillery Rutte in Dordrecht has been nominated the best in the world. Three products won double gold. It concerns both the Dry Gin Dry and the Dry Gin with celery. Also the Dutch gin Old Simon…
New: Sugar And Spices Bites
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New: Sugar And Spices Bites

The couple Umang and Jalpa had a clear vision: they wanted to create a place where you can have a casual drink, where you can have lunch or dinner, with the Indian cuisine as a starting point –without the cliché curries-, paired with excellent…
Parksessie
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Today: last Parksessie

If you are free today, this is a tip. Parksessies is a small and creative event in the city park Haarlemmerhout, plenty of arts, theatre and music in a summer picnic atmosphere. During Parksessies the parc is transformed by theatre and…
Greenjoy Boat Renting: Special 20% Discount for expatsHaarlem and Haarlem Photo Club members (Photo: Greenjoy)
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Greenjoy Boat Renting: Special 20% Discount for expatsHaarlem members

Wow, it’s amazing.. SUNNY WEATHER IN THE NETHERLANDS! Can you believe it? Why not making the most of it then? The weather forecast seems to be pretty awesome for the coming week! Let's hope even weeks! Are you – like many others – eager…
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Renting a Boat in Haarlem

Renting a boat in Haarlem for a few hours in much easier (and more affordable) to do than one might expect. Now that the weather is nice, it might be something to think about doing. This article is a review about my experience with renting…