Entries by Arianna

Saint Valentine cocktail

An elegant cocktail, David Wondrich’s Saint Valentine is a simple mix of rum and ruby port that is sure to delight. This recipe is obviously appropriate for Valentine’s Day. 

Most Dutch coronavirus measures to be lifted from February 18

On Thursday evening, the Dutch government confirmed reports that it planned to relax a number of national coronavirus restrictions at next Tuesday’s press conference. A statement published to the government’s website briefly outlined its proposed next steps, saying they should come into effect on Friday, February 18, 2022. Th Dutch cabinet wants to extend opening […]

Press conference: most coronavirus restrictions relaxed until 10pm

From 5am tomorrow morning, a number of corona measures will be relaxed again. Restaurants, bars, theaters, cinemas and museums are allowed to open again until 10pm and the quarantine rules for the schools are being relaxed. Prime Minister Rutte and Minister Kuipers announced this at the second press conference of the Rutte IV cabinet. The […]

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, […]