Entries by Arianna

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10th International Choral Biennale Haarlem and Amsterdam

Adventurous vocal festival at the highest level. From 28 June through 7 July 2019 During its 10-day run the Choral Biennale presents some of the best international vocal ensembles of today, at the same time exploring the boundaries of choral music. The festival embarks on bold and creative cross-fertilizations with other art disciplines such as […]

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Pentecost 2019 in Holland

Something that intrigued me ever since I first arrived in Holland is the number of Dutch public holidays specifically related to events on the Roman Catholic calendar.  It struck me and still does that a fairly non-religious country like the Netherlands would observe so many religious feast days, beyond Easter and Christmas, like the Ascension […]

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Luilak 2019: all-night market for plant lovers

The famous Luilakmarkt (Luilak market) from June 7th, 2019 until June 8th, 2019 is a pot and plant market which starts at 16:00 in the afternoon and goes on throughout the night until around 11:00 in the morning, Luilakochtend (Luilak morning). Besides flowers, plants and garden accessories, you can also enjoy delicious food. Luilak Luilak […]

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Review Haarlem & Haarlemmermeer Housing & Education Event 2019

The ‘Haarlem and Haarlemmermeer Housing and Education Event’ on Saturday may 18th was an excellent way to find out why Haarlem and Haarlemmermeer are great places to live and to learn all about finding a home and education in these areas. The event was organized by expatsHaarlem and took place in Hart Haarlem. Here’s a […]

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DUTCH RAILWAY: FEW OR NO TRAINS ON TUESDAY

Dutch railway company NS warns travellers about next Tuesday’s public transport strike and serious bother for passengers.   Dutch railway company NS is recommending travellers avoid the train on Tuesday. They expect little to no trains running on Tuesday due to a nationwide public transit strike for a better pension system. As they don’t know how many […]

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European elections: 23-26 May 2019

The European elections take place between 23 to 26 May 2019. Voting day in the Netherlands is on 23 May. Will you vote as well? Here’s how to vote. Anyone aged 18 or over can vote. It is also possible to vote by proxy, in another municipality or from abroad, if certain conditions are met. Where […]

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Haarlem & Haarlemmermeer Housing & Education Event 2019

All you need to know about finding a home and education in Haarlem & Haarlemmermeer Planning to rent, let, buy or sell a house? Wanting to know more about the Education system in the Netherlands and in the Haarlem & Haarlemmermeer area? Or just to meet and talk with housing and education professionals? This this is […]

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Haarlem Comedy Factory April (in English)

Enjoy a great English spoken Comedy Night in Haarlem with upcoming comedians and new material by established comedians from the international scene. Bring your friends. Online tickets cost € 10 p.p. Remaining tickets (if available) can be bought at the door for € 15,00 p.p. Program – 7:30- 8:00 PM: Doors open & Drinks.  – 8:00-9:15 PM: Haarlem Comedy […]

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Free Income Tax Return Seminars April 2019

During the two Income Tax Return Seminars on April 13th, our business partner Vincent van Wijngerden of GVN Adviseurs/Expat Taxes will present information about how to file your taxes in the Netherlands, for private individuals and small companies. Vincent will give you some legal tips and tricks and there will also be time to ask […]

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Free Income Tax Return Workshops 16 March 2019

During 2 Workshops on Saturday, 16 March 2019, at 1,30 PM and 3, 00 PM, our business partner Melvin van Jaarsveld – van Loenen of NAHV Belastingadviseurs will present information about how to file your taxes in the Netherlands. There will also be time to ask your questions! The workshop at 3:00 PM is sold […]

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expatsHaarlem Events February 2019

expatsHaarlem organizes various nice events this February, from a Dutch Language Café, to a comedy, a photo walk and a drink. And we have a surprise for you: discounts for members only! Here’s the overview of our events this February: Wednesday, 13 February 13, 7,30 PMDUTCH LANGUAGE CAFE at Uiltje Bar – Haarlem€2 korting for […]

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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 […]