The national coronavirus curfew came into effect on January 23, and search engine Google immediately reported a significant increase in the number of ”webcam” searches.
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.
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On the evening of Wednesday 20 January, prime minister Mark Rutte and minister Hugo de Jonge announced that lockdown measures have to be tightened in response to concerns about new variants of the coronavirus. The previous announcement on Tuesday 12 January (see here) stated that the measures announced in December would continue until 9 February, […]
On the evening of Tuesday 12 January, prime minister Mark Rutte and minister Hugo de Jonge announced that the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus would be extended for a further 3 weeks. The previous announcement in December (see here) stated the lockdown needed to be introduced to minimise contact between people and […]
A compulsory negative COVID-19 test result is now required for all airline passengers, including Dutch nationals.
YouTube will give visitors to the video site the option to see fewer alcohol and gambling ads, the company announced on its blog. The option is expected to be available globally in Google Account Settings in early 2021.
Dutch Language exercise: choose the correct answer for each of the gaps. Sinterklaas woont in Spanje en Zwarte Piet is zijn helper. De Sint is een oudeplanmanmaanbaanmet een lange witte baard. Hij heeft een mijter op zijn hoofd en hij draagt een rode mantel. Een keer pergevaarjaarpaardollarkomt Sinterklaas naar Nederland. Hij komt met een stoomboot. […]
On 26 November, 2020, Simpel was voted the ‘Website of the Year 2020’ by the Dutch public, making it the overall winner of the 20th edition of this exciting election.
To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it is compulsory to wear a face mask in all public indoor spaces for everyone aged 13 and older from Tuesday 1 December. Anyone not wearing a mask can be fined €95.
The most reliable cars come from Asia. At least, this is the result from the annual research investigation of the Consumers’ Association (Consumentenbond). Mini is the only European car brand in the organisation’s ‘reliability top 10’.
Despite the economic impact of coronavirus, the official Dutch unemployment rate fell from 4.6% to 4.4% between August and September, national statistics office CBS published this October.
On the evening of 3 November, prime minister Mark Rutte and minister Hugo de Jonge announced new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to extending the current measures, part of the package of new measures is to close theatres, museums and cinemas for a period of 2 weeks.
With the taxi app Uber, automated systems would decide whether or not to detain drivers. Four former Uber drivers went to court in Amsterdam on 26 October. They say Uber is firing employees through automated systems, their lawyer Anton Ekkers reports on his website.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, about half of the jobs at and around Schiphol are at risk of disappearing in the short term, the NOS national news website reports.
It is official: winter time 2020 has started! Overnight our clocks went back an hour as daylight saving time came to an end. This means that today it feels like we have an ‘extra hour’ and no doubt your system will need to adjust. It also means the start of longer evenings as the darkness […]
During the early hours of Wednesday 14 October, there was an incident at a house on the Prins Bernhardlaan in Haarlem caused by fireworks exploding after being thrown through the window. It is the third time in a few days that the house has been targeted. There was no one in the house at the […]
Luxurious and fully modernized “newly-built” apartments located within walking distance of the pleasant city center of Haarlem. Now for rent.
Two bus shelters at the Verwulft in Haarlem have gone ‘green’. Since 7 September, the bus shelters have been installed with eco-roofs and are topped with plants. Residents of the surrounding houses can now look out onto a mini garden. The plants on the roofs help to improve air quality and are good for biodiversity.
Every year, we throw away 34 kilos of food per person. This shocking statistic raises the question: what can we do about this? Haarlem Food Future is committed to combating food waste, for example with the ‘Doggy Bag’ scheme and providing inspiration to create meals from ‘saved food’. Read on to discover more about local […]
The online version of live music festival Mysterland attracted 4 million viewers from about 130 different countries, the organisers told Shownieuws. Mysteryland is the longest-running and largest dance festival in the Netherlands and is usually held every August in Haarlemmermeer.
The clipper Stad Amsterdam will be moored at The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam until the end of March 2021.
A body was found in Haarlem on Saturday afternoon in the Spaarne near the Catharijnebrug. It concerns a 35-year-old man from Haarlem.
On 5 September, the HEMA store on the Kruisstraat will close its doors for good. The entire contents and all the staff will move from Kruisstraat to the former V&D and later Hudson’s Bay building on Verwulft. The new store opens on 14 September.
Imagine this happens to you … you are having a nice dinner in a restaurant and suddenly a heavily pregnant cow walks in. This happened on Thursday evening in Brabant’s restaurant Herberg De Brabantse Kluis.
The CoronaMelder coronavirus app is in an advanced stage of development. CoronaMelder is currently being trialled in several regions in the Netherlands and will offer multiple language options, including English, German, Polish and Turkish, among others. The CoronaMelder app, which may soon be implemented nationwide, has the potential to complement RIVM guidelines to prevent a […]
The Veiligheidsregio Kennemerland (Kennemerland Region Security Organisation) has decided to close three halls that are part of the Beverwijk Bazaar, Hall 30 to Hall 33, for two weeks. However, Bazaar Beverwijk entrepreneurs refuse to close halls for corona measures. To be continued…
Friends of the Earth Netherlands called on the municipality of Haarlem to close the rink as soon as possible and let the ice melt.
It is hard to believe, but it is true: the rent per square metre in the free sector fell in Haarlem in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from NVM Makelaars.
Thermometers, hand gel, ordering by phone and long rows of chairs: this is what the sit-down edition of Haarlem Jazz & More looks like this year.
The primary schools will start again on Monday 17 August. This means that many children go to school by bicycle and on foot.
A testing centre at Schiphol Airport opened on Friday 14 August. This is where travellers returning from high-risk areas can get themselves tested. Read about what that involves.