Entries by Arianna

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Circus SIJM is back in Haarlem with expatsHaarlem reader’s discount!

Circus SIJM will be performing in HAARLEM from June 13 untill June 24.  Circus SIJM is back on the road in 2018 with a nationwide Big Top tour – “Vive le Cirque” – celebrating the 250th anniversary of the circus. Expect a spectacle like no other as extraordinary horses, astonishing acrobats, comic clowns and dashing […]

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New York Deli: Food and Live comedy

On Haarlem Foodies we gave in February  a preview of this new spot with the taste of the Big Apple. With a unique concept inspired by inspired by Delis in The Lower Eastside. Fast-casual American Jewish comfort food with outstanding quality. The meat is cured for weeks and then smoked in the wood-fired smoking oven In the Deli itself. And […]

To rent: 40m2 floor near the center of Haarlem

Two rooms and private bathroom with toilet and a walk-in shower with rain shower. Light and just refurbished.  The living room has an open kitchen with French balcony with double doors located on the southwest.   There is a separate bedroom with a work area. Shared use of the washing machine on the first floor. TV […]

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Veronica’s Funky Vintage Market

Second hand lady, men, kids clothes, shoes, jewels and more. On Sunday 11 March 11-16,30 hours in Haarlem. – There’s a lot of baby clothes, also a lot of great brands! – There’s A LOT of girls’ clothes size 92-116 – There’s super nice women’s clothes, size S, M and L – Shoes, shoes, shoes […]

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Experience Haarlemmermeer Fair 2018

Get information, meet services and businesses, attend free workshops and presentations, enjoy a stand up comedy, live music, networking, meeting people and having fun! Free professional childcare and kids entertainment is available during the event.   Join the FIRST FAIR FOR INTERNATIONALS in Haarlemmermeer! Program 2 pm: DOORS OPEN 2-5 pm: FAIR: Free workshops and presentations with speakers and […]

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Thursday real feel temperature: -17C degrees

Freezing winds from Siberia are blowing into the Netherlands this weekend bringing heavy frost with sunny sky. By next week Wednesday and Thursday, the temperature could dip to as low as -6C degrees to -9C degrees overnight. The temperature during the day will likely be around 0C, or slightly above this. The real feel temperature on […]

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Christmas tree action on 4 and 10 January 2018

Just like in previous years, the municipality of Haarlem and Spaarnelanden organize the Christmas trees campaign in early 2018. On Thursday 4 and Wednesday 10 January 2018 – between 12.30 and 16.00 hrs – children up to 15 years old can bring old Christmas trees at various locations in Haarlem. The aim of this action is […]

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 – 2018 

Amsterdam’s winter festival returns each year to illuminate the city’s streets and waterways with fantastic light installations by international artists. Find out more about where, when and how to see this year’s works!  Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 – 2018 This year’s event runs from 30 November 2017 – 21 January 2018, giving you 53 nights during which […]

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Winter Village Hoofddorp

Experience a true winter wonderland at Winter Village Hoofddorp. An ice rink in a fairytale atmosphere, crackling fireplaces, hot glühwein and delicious winter dishes. The Town Hall Square has been transformed into Winterland Hoofddorp. A place for skating, eating, drinking and entertainment till January 8th, 2018. Readers of expatsHaarlem & expatsHaarlemmermeer enjoy a second entrance to […]

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Haarlem’s Christmas Market Photo Walk

The Christmas Market in Haarlem is one of the biggest and nicest Christmas markets in the whole Netherlands and Benelux.  Every year the city turns in a real spectacle. This year the Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December. Join the Haarlem’s Christmas Market Photo Walk and be enchanted and […]

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EU MEDICINE AGENCY with 900 jobs and 500 family members to the Metropole Region Amsterdam

A lottery is how Amsterdam is now officially the next home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 900 jobs and 500 family members will leave London and move to Amsterdam, with staffers needing to choose between staying in the UK or making the move to the Netherlands. The local press sees the economic benefits but doubts […]

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More kids per class in Dutch primary school

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences (ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap -OCW) school classes still average around 23 pupils. But a reaserch conducted by AD newspaper with government figures obtained using freedom of information legislation, shows that there has been a 5%  increase in the number of classes with over 26 children […]

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Most Dutch couples are two higly educated people

Last year the biggest proportion of Dutch couples consisted of two highly educated people, instead of one highly educated person and one less educated person as was the case in 2006, CBS (Statistics Netherlands) reported this Monday. In 2006 just one in five couples (19%) had two university or college graduates, but that has now […]