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…
Vierdaagse Berg en Dal (Fotograaf Theo Peters. Bron: de Gelderlnder)
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Last day Four Days Marches 2016

Today the the 100th Four Days Marches Nijmegen will end. This is the largest multiple day marching event in the world. This year 50.000 people registered for the march but some 2,000 failed to show up. On the 3rd Day of the Vierdaagse 914…
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…
The basilisks strike again
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Presentation English edition Haarlem Comic Book “The basilisks strike again”

The Friends of the Great or St.-Bavo’s Church in Haarlem are pleased to present the English edition of the comic book “The basilisks strike again” on Thursday, 21 July 2016, at 20.00 h. in the lounge of Stempels Hotel and Restaurant, Klokhuisplein…
Brexit Holland
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Brexit: The best thing that could happen to Holland

Brexit is the best thing to ever happen to Holland since the golden age. It is now the prime location for international businesses to relocate to. Uber EMEA is already headquartered in beautiful Amsterdam and so are many more companies. I welcome…
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Brexit and the consequences for Brits in the Netherlands

Ever since prime minister David Cameron announced that the UK would hold a referendum on whether to leave or stay in the European Union on 23 June 2016, we at Franssen Advocaten have been getting questions from quite a few British citizens…
NS alert
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NS alert service for train passengers who forget to check out

Today Dutch railway company NS launched a service to alert rail travellers if they forget to check out with their public transport smart card (OV-kaart) after completing their journey. People who sign up for the service will receive an…
Grachtenloop
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Grachtenloop Haarlem 2016

Relaxed evening running contest in the city centre of Haarlem with about 3500 participants on June 24, 2016. This Grachtenloop will be the 22th edition of the running contest. Distances are 1000m (KidsRun), 5km and 10km along the…
child rights index (Photo: www.blikopnieuws.nl)
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The Netherlands 11 places lower in child rights index

The Netherlands tumbles 11 places in child rights index: from second to 13th place in a new ranking of countries’ attitudes to children’s rights. The KidsRights Index is the annual global index which ranks how countries adhere to and…
Dutch Beer Week
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Dutch Beer Week

Today starts the Dutch Beer Week (20-29 May, 2016).  The Dutch Beer Week (Week van het Nederlandse Bier) is an annual event occurring in late spring that focuses on promoting Dutch beer culture. About Dutch Beer Week Feeling that the…
Hudson's Bay Company Canadian Olympic mittens
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Hudson's Bay Opening 20 Stores In The Netherlands

Hudson’s Bay Company, a Canadian retail group, plans to open 20 stores in The Netherlands over the next two years. The first stores will launch in summer 2017, including a confirmed location in Amsterdam Rokin. The move is expected to create…
Food Revolution Day
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Food Revolution Day 2016

. Food Revolution Day . May 20th . 2016 in Amsterdam . . . . . . . . Fifteen Food Symposium . Dedicated chefs and food influentials are cooking from the heart and getting involved in #FoodRevolutionDay during a food symposium at Jamie Oliver’s…
PolderGoud
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PolderGold

'PolderGoud' (PolderGold) is a new festival of Jopen Beer and Je Suis Energy. At this festival visitors enjoy music, activities, food and beer! During PolderGold there will be the 1st edition of the "Happy Hoppy Beer Games'; various…
Designwezen Haarlem
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Designwezen Haarlem spring edition

This Sunday, May 15 it's time for a new springtime edition of Designwezen Haarlem, a 100% handmade market. In the stunning location of museum Het Dolhuys there will be delicious food, lovely music, performances and of course the beautiful…
Happy Mother's Day! (Picture: Arianna Ardia)
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Happy Mother's Day!

Moederdag or Mother's Day in the Netherlands is always the second Sunday of May: this year on May 8th. What, how, since when, ideas for Mother's Day, what to write in Dutch on a Mother's Day card. And... a drawing. Download and let your kid(s)…
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…
Prince (Foto: Nu.nl)
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What Prince Taught us about Defying Labels

More celebration than mourning I'm not typically much of a celebrity fan, which is why I’ve been surprised at just how rattled I’ve felt since hearing about Prince’s death. I can't think of many other passings that would bring me into…
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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…
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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…
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Football legend Johan Cruyff dies from cancer at 68

Dutch worldwide football legend Johan Cruyff has died at his home in Barcelona at the age of 68. Cruyff, a three-time Ballon d'Or winner, had been fighting lung cancer for over a year but told last month he was feeling "very positive"…
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…