Entries by Arianna

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

From 1 January 2023, the registration of every household whether or not to receive advertising brochures will take place digitally. Households can indicate and adjust their preferences via www.InMijnBus.nl. This will make the letterbox sticker disappear after 30 years from the streets. No personal details are required for registration via InMyBus. This makes the Netherlands […]

More hospitality sector protest actions after saturday success

Cafes and restaurants all over the Netherlands opened their doors on Saturday 15 January in protest of the continued closure of the catering sector. While the four largest cities in the Netherlands said they will not tolerate hospitality and cultural businesses opening this weekend in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, the mayors of more smaller Dutch […]

Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 January

Although more than 200,000 people are now testing positive for coronavirus weekly in the Netherlands, at the press conference on Friday, January 14, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Ernst Kuipers announced a series of relaxations to the country’s lockdown policy which took effect four weeks ago. While many rules remain in place, […]

Permanent pitches in Haarlem

At a number of locations in Haarlem, permanent pitches have become available, for which you can apply for a permit from today, 14 January. You can read more about the locations and the stall policy below. Permanent stand permit Do you conduct street trading in public areas for more than 1 month a year, but […]

Body of missing Sam found in Leidsevaart

The family of Sam Hooftman (17) from Overveen confirms that Sam has passed away. His body was found Friday afternoon in the Leidsevaart in Haarlem. On the spot where Sam Hooftman’s body was found, the number of flowers in memory of the boy grows every hour. The 17-year-old from Overveen disappeared in the night from […]

Epiphany celebrations

Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany or Three King’s Day on January 6. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when […]

December Events in Haarlem

December is here and the festive season is just around the corner! Things won’t be quite the same as usual – there is no annual Kerstmarkt* this year – though, there are still some festive (and non-festive) events happening. ExpatsHaarlem presents an international movie, an online aromatherapy introduction, and a Xmas Comedy show, all the […]

How to Clean Antique Furniture and Décor

Keeping things nice and clean is an important part of good home maintenance. If you’re an enthusiastic antique collector or you’ve recently received an inherited piece of furniture from your parents or grandparents, it’s important to know how to clean a variety of surfaces and materials properly. When you know how to clean metal, wood, […]

Evening closures and stricter anticorona measures during the day

The Netherlands will shut down from 5pm to 5am, apart from essential services for at least three weeks from this Sunday, as the cabinet struggles to reduce the spread of coronavirus, now at an average of 22,000 new cases a day. The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has never been as high as […]

Expat Cinema: Do Not Hesitate

On Sunday November 21st Toneelschuur and expatsHaarlem will present a special screening of the Dutch Oscar entry Do Not Hesitate, with English subtitles. Readers of expatsHaarlem get €3 discount and pay €8,50 instead of €11,50. Don’t you have cinema buddy for this movie yet? Let’s go together: join the expatsHaarlem’s Cinema Meetup.

Sint Maarten will go on in Haarlem, but with coronavirus measures

Singing with the kids door to door on Sint Maarten on Wednesday 11 November. Is that possible in Corona time? The Kennemerland Safety Region and GGD Kennemerland are following the decision of the government: Sint Maarten 2021 is happening! There is, however, some advice for residents and parents or supervisors. Find out what it is […]

Expat Cinema November: Riders of Justice

On Sunday, November 7th at 19 hours the Schuur and expatsHaarlem present a special screening of the Danish movie Riders of Justice, with English subtitles. Readers of expatsHaarlem get €3 discount and pay €8,50 instead of €11,50 with the code: expatshaarlem. Middle-aged men on a revenge mission. Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) returns home to care for […]

New coronavirus measures: face masks are back, more working at home again and coronapass entry in more locations

The government  has announced this second of November, 2021, that it is bringing back some of its previous coronavirus prevention measures and introducing new ones, in an effort to reduce the surge in new coronavirus cases. Face masks return and the coronapass entry system will be extended to gyms, swimming pools, amateur sports clubs and […]

Netherlands to reopen further with coronavirus entry pass

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 […]

Back to school!

If you’re a parent, you’ll be more than aware that children in Noord-Holland go back to school on Monday 22 August. Maybe you’re even scratching off the days on your calendar 😉 . Change can be difficult for kids and starting at a new school – in a different country no less – can be […]

Ordering free COVID self-tests

The Dutch government has announced that between 10 August and 1 September, you can order two free COVID-19 self-tests. Self-testing is an important means of detecting asymptomatic infections. So before going back to work or university after the summer break, or even before attending a BBQ with friends, taking a self-test offers peace of mind […]