Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine cocktail

An elegant cocktail, David Wondrich's Saint Valentine is a simple…
Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in the Netherlands

Amidst the grey and rainy Dutch winter comes Valentine’s Day,…
Most Dutch coronavirus measures to be lifted from February 18

Most Dutch coronavirus measures to be lifted from February 18

On Thursday evening, the Dutch government confirmed reports that…
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Cycle routes: Navigating the Fietsroute Knooppunt system

Getting on your bike and pedaling to the supermarket or into…
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The Ultimate Guide to Improve your Home Office Setup and Boost your Productivity

Recently, the concept of working from home has become more prevalent,…
Events Haarlem February 2022
Kathedrale Basiliek Sint BavoClaudio MAnzone

Climb the tower of the cathedral

Making your way through spiral staircases, vaults, church bells,…
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Interior design

Transform your home, not your lifestyle

Emerging lifestyles are transforming the way we interact with…
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Goodbye my friend: The break-up letter

It is demeaning and dis-empowering to keep on ingratiating yourself…
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5 rookie mistakes to avoid before you quit your corporate job

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You’re ready to quit your corporate job, but you want to make…
Bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres set to open until 10pm

Bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres set to open until 10pm

Cabinet wants hospitality & catering business and the cultural…
Yes/no stickers

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

From 1 January 2023, the registration of every household whether…
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Fast delivery services triple client base in 2021

The fast delivery market is growing turbulently in the Netherlands.…
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Helping children adjust to a wonderful new life in Haarlem

The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report has named the Netherlands…
Goede voornemens New Year's Resolutions DutchexpatsHaarlem

Goede voornemens: New Year's Resolutions for the Dutch

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

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

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

Permanent pitches in Haarlem

At a number of locations in Haarlem, permanent pitches have become…
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Store Your Seasonal Décor Like A Pro

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

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

Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany…
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The 8 books I loved in 2021

Old and new, fiction and real, funny and sad, these are my favourite…
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Train smart: The fitness of the future!

Here we are again, January. The time of the year you feel the…
Oliebollen, a Dutch New Year's tradition

Oliebollen, a Dutch New Year's tradition

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…