Nationalities in the regions

Yes, us expats are interesting and fun and adventurous and brave, in one word great! But let’s see how many of each nationality live in each nearby region. Find yours in the easy-to-read table that I spent an hour making for you 🙂 Haarlem Haarlemmermeer Bloemendaal Zandvoort Amsterdam Dutch 147 001 143 662 22 736 […]

What to do this autumn in and out of Haarlem

The average autumn temperature in the Netherlands is a balmy 14.6℃, and you can expect 314 hours of sunshine this season. This is perfect weather for enjoying some day trips out with family and friends. In the Haarlem area you can make the most of what autumn has to offer, get out in nature, enjoy […]

Are you feeling safe in your relationships?

To connect with others, it’s often important that we feel safe with them. Safe to be ourselves, to be vulnerable, in order to feel comfortable. Yet we’re all different, with different past experiences, and that can mean we feel safety in different ways. What makes you feel safe in social interactions? And how can you […]

Autumn in Haarlem's nature

Autumn with its beautiful colours and invigorating breeze makes Haarlem and the surrounding areas even more beautiful. Haarlem is a lively town with a population of over 350,000, and once a thriving North Sea trading port. Even though Haarlem is a vibrant urban hub, there are still some amazing places where you can enjoy nature […]

As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. The coronavirus entry pass system is being introduced

As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. The coronavirus entry pass system is being introduced for locations that will get busier when the 1.5 metre distancing rule is lifted. You can get a coronavirus entry pass if you are fully vaccinated, have valid proof of recovery or a […]