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…
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…
threat [Photo: Joost Schippers]
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Hoofddorp station evacuated after possible threat

The station in Hoofddorp was evacuated Tuesday morning after a possible threat. It concerns the international train from Brussels that is still stopped. Passengers are transported by buses. ProRail talks to newspaper Haarlem Dagblad about…
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…
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Explosions at Brussels Airport and Metro System

Several explosions have struck Brussels airport and the metro system, causing at least 13 deaths, according to Belgian media. Two blasts tore through the departures area of Zaventem airport shortly after 08:00 local time. An hour later,…
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…
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Filet americain of Albert Heijn? Bring it back!

Did you buy filet americain (steak tartare) at the Albert Heijn? You can better bring it back to the supermarket! AH recalls part of its packagings AH filet américain naturel 160 gram because of risk of infection with intestinal bacterium Listeria. Packages…
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…
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…
Haarlemmermeer Heroes

Haarlemmermeer Heroes

Car ends up in ditch Vijfhuizen: bystanders save mother and daughter (4). This weekend a car ended up in the water along the Drie Merenweg (N205) in Vijfhuizen. Some Mud Masters participants, driving along the site of the accident rescued…
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…
Baby murder Foto: Colourbox
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Woman kills baby, "looked too much like lover"

A gruesome story from Romania. A 27-year-old mother has killed her newborn baby because she found out that the child looked more like her lover than her current husband. No similarities Elena Smocot was home alone with her 4-year-old son,…