The tower of the Grote or Sint Bavo Church on the Grote Markt is illuminated tonight with the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 kids in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.
Entries by Arianna
The Netherlands is going to open up. Not all at once, but in 3 stages. Each stage is a big step towards full reopening, and the steps will follow each other in rapid succession. COVID-19 infection rates are high, and many people are self-isolating or self-quarantining at home. But despite the high number of cases, […]
Storms Dudley and Eunice are coming and you can feel it clearly this week. Thursday and Friday in particular promise to be two very turbulent days.
The Haarlem Comedy Factory is back! We are so happy to invite you for a show with high-quality, international comedians, all performing in English.
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.
Amidst the grey and rainy Dutch winter comes Valentine’s Day, with romance, red roses and pink hearts. What’s the origin of Valentine’s day and how to celebrate it in the Netherlands? Here are some tips.
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 […]
Not just Valentine’s Day, this February there are more events and things to do in Haarlem, from a climb to the sky on the Nieuwe Bavo to movies with English subtitles, to an international comedy night in an ancient Bathhouse. It’s also tax times as taxes have to be filled before 30 April, find in […]
Making your way through spiral staircases, vaults, church bells, the majestic cupola, you climb higher and higher through the towers to the light and a fantastic view on Haarlem and its surroundings.
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 […]
Cabinet wants hospitality & catering business and the cultural sector to open from Wednesday, 26 January, until 10pm. A coronavirus entry pass is required.
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 […]
The fast delivery market is growing turbulently in the Netherlands. The number of people using fast grocery delivery services such as Gorillas and Flink more than tripled in the second half of 2021, a survey by market research agency Kantar has found.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is a Dutch tradition to eat ‘oliebollen’ on New Year’s Day. What’s that, what’s their origin, where to buy the best ones and how to bake them? Here we go…
The Netherlands is going back into lockdown from Sunday morning 19 December 2021 in an effort to buy time to head off the impact of the Omicron version of coronavirus.
One of the most iconic French films of all time returns to cinemas, presented one time only with English subtitles on Sunday 19 December at 14:30 hours by The Schuur in collaboration with expatsHaarlem.
Teylers Museum has a new wing: the Pieter Teyler house. As blogger for expatsHaarlem I was invited for the opening to the press on 29 November 2021.
In this Aromatherapy Class for Beginners you will discover Aromatherapy. This course initiates you into the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, and the strength and well-being they can create.
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 […]
They both work in the same sector, wear red, and have a big white beard. For Piet’s sake: what’s the difference?
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, […]
On 5 December at 14:15 hours The Schuur in collaboration with expatsHaarlem presents the most personal and intimate new Italian film by Paolo Sorrentino (the director of La Grande Bellezza) The hand of God, with English subtitles.