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Helping children adjust to a wonderful new life in Haarlem

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The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report has named the Netherlands…
Yes/no stickers

Yes/no stickers to be replaced by online junk and advertising mail register

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From 1 January 2023, the registration of every household whether…
Fast delivery servicesBrett Jordan on Unsplash

Fast delivery services triple client base in 2021

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The fast delivery market is growing turbulently in the Netherlands.…
Goede voornemens New Year's Resolutions DutchexpatsHaarlem

Goede voornemens: New Year's Resolutions for the Dutch

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New year, new me. Or as they would say in the Netherlands: ‘Nieuwe…
hospitality sector protestArtem Beliaikin

More hospitality sector protest actions after saturday success

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Cafes and restaurants all over the Netherlands opened their doors…
Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 JanuaryEwien van Bergeijk

Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 January

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Although more than 200,000 people are now testing positive…
Permanent pitches in Haarlemclem onojeghuo

Permanent pitches in Haarlem

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At a number of locations in Haarlem, permanent pitches have become…
Store Your Seasonal Décor Like A ProKetut Subiyanto on Pexels

Store Your Seasonal Décor Like A Pro

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Cooler temps mean the holidays are coming and bringing with them…
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Body of missing Sam found in Leidsevaart

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The family of Sam Hooftman (17) from Overveen confirms that…
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Epiphany celebrations

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Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany…
my books 2021

The 8 books I loved in 2021

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Old and new, fiction and real, funny and sad, these are my favourite…
Oliebollen, a Dutch New Year's tradition

Oliebollen, a Dutch New Year's tradition

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It is a Dutch tradition to eat 'oliebollen' on New Year's Day.…
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Christmas from home in Haarlem: shining light on an Irish tradition

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Making sure there is a candle flickering in the window is one…
COVID-19: The Unwanted Christmas GuestJonathan Borba

COVID-19: The Unwanted Christmas Guest

I have such fond memories of Christmas time. Growing up, I would…
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A festive Dutch lesson for Christmas lovers

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is here! The – normally – most wonderful…
Lockdown in the Netherlands to buy time ahead of Omicron surgeLewis Ashton

Lockdown in the Netherlands to buy time ahead of Omicron surge

The Netherlands is going back into lockdown from Sunday morning…
Expat Cinema: Amélie

Expat Cinema: Amélie

One of the most iconic French films of all time returns to cinemas, presented one time only with English subtitles on Sunday 19 December at 14:30 hours by The Schuur in collaboration with expatsHaarlem. 
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New wing Pieter Teyler House open to the public

Teylers Museum has a new wing: the Pieter Teyler house. As blogger for expatsHaarlem I was invited for the opening to the press on 29 November 2021.
INTERVIEW: Xavier is learning Dutch with Taalthuis

INTERVIEW: Xavier is learning Dutch with Taalthuis

There was once a Frenchman, who was learning Dutch. He didn’t…
Free Online Course: Introduction to Aromatherapy

Free Online Course: Introduction to Aromatherapy

In this Aromatherapy Class for Beginners you will discover Aromatherapy. This course initiates you into the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, and the strength and well-being they can create.
December Events in Haarlem

December Events in Haarlem

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Long-distance relationship
An interview with Sinterklaas (Photo: Rodi)
Sinterklaas versus Santa Claus

Sinterklaas versus Santa Claus

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They both work in the same sector, wear red, and have a big white…
How to Clean Antique Furniture and DécorPhoto: Amber Turner on Unsplash

How to Clean Antique Furniture and Décor

Keeping things nice and clean is an important part of good home…
How to Remove Humidity from Your Furniture and TextilesPongsawat Paso on unsplash-

How to Remove Humidity from Your Furniture and Textiles

Humidity is the presence of moisture in the air, and it can lead…
EXPAT CINEMA: The Hand of God
Earlier Coronavirus press conference on Friday, as hospital problems mount

Coronavirus press conference this Friday, as hospital problems grow

Demissionary prime minister Mark Rutte and health minister Hugo…