Entries by Arianna

Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem celebrates centenary

Noord-Hollands Archief  / The North Holland Archives in Haarlem has by far the largest provincial image collection in the country. Exactly a century ago, the archive was given control over all those prints, maps and drawings. A real treasure of images of North Holland.  On Wednesday 10 oktober 2023 it was celebration time in the […]

Israeli flag at half-mast at city hall in Haarlem

Since Monday, the Israeli flag has been respectfully flown at half-mast outside the Haarlem City Hall. The city council decided to display the blue and white flag in response to the recent tragic events – including rocket attacks, mass casualties, and kidnappings perpetrated by Hamas over the weekend. Mayor Jos Wienen emphasized that the gesture […]

Walk & Brunch Meetup

Let’s start the weekend fit by walking in the green Houtpark Haarlem, have lunch together and meet old & new friends. Fancy some long walk? Fancy some great company? Fancy some amazing food? Come to walk with us on Saturday mornings 23 September at 11:30 AM to explore different parts of the Hout Haarlem & have brunch […]

iPhone 12 also banned in the Netherlands?

The Rijksdienst Digitale Infrastructuur (National Digital Infrastructure Service) is investigating whether the iPhone 12 emits too much radiation. If that is the case, sales of the device may also be stopped in the Netherlands. There is already a temporary sales ban on the iPhone 12 in France. European regulators are working together to randomly check […]

Haarlem one of the most attractive places to live in the Netherlands

Some Haarlem residents have known it for a long time, but it is now official: Haarlem is in the top ten of the most attractive places to live in the Netherlands. This is the outcome of the ”Atlas for municipalities”. You will find Haarlem in ninth place. The Atlas voor gemeenten (Atlas for Municipalities) compares […]

Keti Koti: 150 years free from slavery

On July 1, 2023 this year, for the first time in Haarlem, Keti Koti, the abolition of slavery about 150 years ago, will be celebrated. Traces of slavery as well as colonialism can still be found in our city. Keti Koti The words “keti koti” come from Sranan Tongo (Surinamese). The translation is “chains broken. […]

Extra trains to Zandvoort starting Friday due to summer weather

Due to the predicted summer weather, the NS is deploying extra trains between Haarlem and Zandvoort starting Friday. According to a NS trainrail spokeswoman, there will be two more trains per hour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. to accommodate all bathers. From Amsterdam, two trains per hour go directly […]