Lifestyle: Living, Leisure, Work and Wellness

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OnBrand'16, the Leading Branding Conference for Marketing Professionals

OnBrand'16, the leading branding conference for international marketing professionals is nearly here. On Thursday, October 13th, industry experts, thought leaders, and marketing professionals will come together in the Beurs van Berlage in…
The Netherlands
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Things no one tells you about The Netherlands

I have been living in The Netherlands for a little while now and I am still discovering new things about this lowland country I now call home. But there are a few small things I wish I knew about this place from day one! Things I Wish I Knew…
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Why Haarlem is the worst place in the world during Fall.

It's the beginning of that time of the year when Haarlem turns into a wet leaf death trap! If you don't believe me, continue to read on...       Haarlem is the worst place to live during Fall.         This person isn't enjoying the…
I am not a tourist
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I am not a tourist Expat Fair 2016. Visit the fair and the expatsHaarlem stand with free tickets

Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture, making connections, solving immigration and tax issues, and finding employment – all at the “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair for Internationals in the Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam…
Toneelschuur
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Presentation International THEATER, MUSICAL Bonnie & Clide & EXPATSHAARLEM MONTHLY DRINK @ TONEELSCHUUR

The cultural season has started. Toneelschuur Haarlem is hosting for us a presentation of their international theater program, the English musical Bonnie & Clyde WITH EXPATSHAARLEM READERS & MEMBERS DISCOUNT  and the expatsHaarlem…
Halve Haarlem
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Halve van Haarlem

The 32nd edition of the Halve van Haarlem is happening on September 25th, 2016. Haarlem's biggest one-day sporting event attracts more than 4000 participants. Traditionally, the schedule will consist of the Half Marathon, the 10 km, 5 km, the…
tuschinski
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Amsterdam in the top 10 best European art deco cities

The American edition of The Guardian has proclaimed Amsterdam one of the best European cities for art deco design. Art deco’s straight lines and bold shapes were an expression of early-20th-century belief in technology and progress.…
taxi driver
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Taxi driver charges tourists €485 for Schiphol to Amsterdam trip

Last night a taxi driver in Amsterdam took a group of Chinese tourists hostage because they refused to pay 485 euros to take them from Schiphol airport to their hotel in the west of the city. ‘He said it was the normal amount,’…
Jopen Festival Haarlem
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Jopen Festival

Haarlem goes back in time outside the Jopen Kerk! The Haarlem Historical Festival is a relaxed atmosphere, with upbeat sounds, various artisans demonstrating their craft and the restaurant 't Good Time serves delicious dishes.  In the fourteenth…
Culture Festival
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Visit Haarlem's historic monuments.

Over four thousand stunning monuments across the Netherlands, including in Haarlem, will be opening their doors to the public on 10th and 11th September. This event is a fantastic opportunity to have a look around a place you wouldn’t ordinarily…
Summer
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Summer isn't over yet!

Don’t put away your Summer clothes yet: summer continues into September. After a little rain mixed in with the sunny spells today, Summer will be back next week.  From Tuesday it will be dry and sunny weather again. Tuesday the…
I'm no longer Charlie Hebdo
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I'm no longer Charlie Hebdo

Possibly I have no sense of humor. Charlie Hebdo's cartoon mocking my compatriot quake victims, among which many children, didn't made me laugh at all. Although I truly believe in press freedom I think that this cartoon is disrespectful and…
over the edge swing.
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New: Europe’s highest swings and thrill ride in Amsterdam

Amsterdam now boasts Europe’s highest over the edge swing. The over the edge swing let’s you swing over the edge (what’s in a name) of the one hundred meter high Lookout Observation Deck situated on top of the A’DAM Toren (tower), opposite…
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ProefPark Haarlem final weekend of August

The summer edition of ProefPark Haarlem will be held from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th, August 2016. What is ProefPark? ProefPark is a festival of cuisine from all around the world offered in food trucks! Participants include What Els, Ecopizza,…
Swim for Free
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Looking for the ideal place to swim (for free) in Haarlem?

Sport is on the minds of many with the Rio Olympics in full swing. Perhaps the Games are inspiring you to kick start your fitness regime, or to take your fitness to the next level? Here’s one tip, which you can try out, right on your doorstep…
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Haarlem Jazz and More 2016

Can you believe it's almost the end of August? It's sad that summer is coming to the end but on the brights side, every years at the end of August is Haarlem Jazz and More, the free five day music festival that takes place in the streets of…
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Haarlemmers in the Olympics

Did you know that this year there are 10 Haarlemmers in the olympics? The list includes athletes who were either born in or currently live in Haarlem. In the 2014 olympics no Haarlemmers made the cut. Here is a list of the Haarlemmers in this…
GreenJoy
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Aye Aye Captain! My journey on Greenjoy Boats.

Did you know you can hire your very own electric Greenjoy boat and drive it through the wonderful canals of Haarlem? With Greenjoy Boats you can pretend to be a ship's Captain and drive your very own open top boat through the stunning canals…
Sand Sculpture Festival
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Sand Sculpture Festival

Are you good with a bucket and spade? This years Sand Sculpture Festival has started and is free for anyone to see the artists work in progress and the final results until the end of October.  This year the theme is, 'Amsterdam Icons.' This…
EuroPride
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Final Weekend of EuroPride in Amsterdam

This weekend is your last chance to celebrate universal love in Amsterdam with EuroPride 2016.  EuroPride, first held in 1991, takes place in a different European city every year and is being hosted by the Dutch capital in 2016 to mark 20…
travelling abroad airport
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Travelling abroad with a minor child: check State rules

If you are travelling abroad with a minor child, you must take into account additional rules and extensive checks at the country borders. Check the information provided by the State to ensure your next holiday goes smoothly. Children now…
Jopen glass (from haarlemmarketing.nl)
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Haarlem Culinair Craft Beer Festival - This Weekend!

This weekend Jopen will organize a craft beer festival at Boereplein (behind Jopenkerk Haarlem) on both Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 until 18:30. Around 20 brewers will be there. The Brewers Saturday August 6th Sunday August 7th Bierbrouwerij…
Aros Dopper by Eliseu Fiuza-85 from Noordhollands Dagblad

Water bottle business Dopper is making the Olympic Rings in Rio

Translated from the original article in the Noordhollands Dagblad "Every day a gold medal." This is how Merijn Everaarts formed the goal for his business five years ago. Everaarts is the founder of Dopper, which is know for its water bottles…
CIRQUE ÉLOIZE
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Win 2 tickets to CIRQUE ÉLOIZE IN CARRÉ in Amsterdam

Wanna go to this overwhelming, high-quality artistic circus show in the Netherlands? We raffle 2 tickets!  CIRQUE ÉLOIZE Cirque Éloize’s iD is a performance that you just have to see, just like the first shows of Cirque du Soleil…
Cirque Éloize
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World top circus Cirque Éloize back in Carré

"Rarely, or perhaps never, was there such an overwhelming, high-quality artistic circus show in the Netherlands." Praise in the press and the public last summer, when the 15 top young artists of Cirque Éloize finally landed in the Netherlands…
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Rrrollend Foodtruck Festival in Hoofddorp

This year there will be the first edition of Rrrollend Hoofddorp! They promise to have "De beste foodtrucks en de lekkerste gerechten".  Rrrollend Hoofddorp! Program Friday August 19, 16.00 - 23.00 h. Saturday August 20, 12.00 - 23.00…
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New: Licor 43 Orochata, The secret of Southern Spain

We can sip this summer a brand new liqueur: Licor 43 Orochata. It contains 'Licor 43 Original' and is inspired by the refreshing regional specialty, 'Horchata' naturally made from almond milk. What you can expect from this unique newcomer? A…
Haarlem Culinair
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Haarlem Culinair is here!

Get ready to gorge yourself on the delicious culinary treats that Haarlem has to offer.  It's that time of the year when the Grote Markt in the center of Haarlem is turned into a foodie paradise. Restaurants in Haarlem are offering their…
Haarlem Picnic
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What are you doing tomorrow?

Tomorrow and every Wednesday till the 3rd August, the Haarlemmerhout Park is to be transformed by local artists and musicians into a summery creative picnic! That's right! A picnic full of artists, music and theater productions. Come…