Entries by Arianna

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 – 2018 

Amsterdam’s winter festival returns each year to illuminate the city’s streets and waterways with fantastic light installations by international artists. Find out more about where, when and how to see this year’s works!  Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 – 2018 This year’s event runs from 30 November 2017 – 21 January 2018, giving you 53 nights during which […]

Winter Village Hoofddorp

Experience a true winter wonderland at Winter Village Hoofddorp. An ice rink in a fairytale atmosphere, crackling fireplaces, hot glühwein and delicious winter dishes. The Town Hall Square has been transformed into Winterland Hoofddorp. A place for skating, eating, drinking and entertainment till January 8th, 2018. Readers of expatsHaarlem & expatsHaarlemmermeer enjoy a second entrance to […]

Haarlem’s Christmas Market Photo Walk

The Christmas Market in Haarlem is one of the biggest and nicest Christmas markets in the whole Netherlands and Benelux.  Every year the city turns in a real spectacle. This year the Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December. Join the Haarlem’s Christmas Market Photo Walk and be enchanted and […]

EU MEDICINE AGENCY with 900 jobs and 500 family members to the Metropole Region Amsterdam

A lottery is how Amsterdam is now officially the next home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 900 jobs and 500 family members will leave London and move to Amsterdam, with staffers needing to choose between staying in the UK or making the move to the Netherlands. The local press sees the economic benefits but doubts […]

More kids per class in Dutch primary school

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences (ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap -OCW) school classes still average around 23 pupils. But a reaserch conducted by AD newspaper with government figures obtained using freedom of information legislation, shows that there has been a 5%  increase in the number of classes with over 26 children […]

Most Dutch couples are two higly educated people

Last year the biggest proportion of Dutch couples consisted of two highly educated people, instead of one highly educated person and one less educated person as was the case in 2006, CBS (Statistics Netherlands) reported this Monday. In 2006 just one in five couples (19%) had two university or college graduates, but that has now […]

Video and photos Experience Haarlem Fair 2017

We are pleasured to show you the video en photos of the Experience Haarlem Fair 2017. Here is the video of the Experience Haarlem Fair 2017. The video is made by Cherello With. Find the photo album of the Experience Haarlem Fair 2017 here. Most photos are made by professional photographer Bernadet Gribnau. As we are a community, the input of the community […]

Schiphol expects crowded Autumn holiday

Schiphol is preparing for a busy time during the upcoming autumn holiday. Schiphol expects around 3 million people will travel through Schiphol in the coming days. This is 6 percent more than the autumn holiday of last year. The airport is taking additional measures to make traveling through Schiphol as pleasant as possible, Nu.nl reports. […]


The fall has its advantages. Sunday October 15th is the Haarlemse Bokbierdag! During De Haarlemse Bokbierdag, 16 different bars in Haarlem will let you taste the best Bokbier. The 16 different bars in Haarlem have each other bokbieren on tap. The degustation at the participating bars starts at 13:00 hours and the day ends at 20:00 […]

Experience Haarlem Fair

Speeches, presentations, workshops, exhibitors, kids entertainment, Tierney’s Pub Quiz, popular music band The Buccaneers, drinks, meeting people & having fun. Join the largest bilingual fair in the Haarlem area! The program will cover topics from a wide range of businesses and organisations, there will also be workshops and presentations on: Housing – Transport –  Finance […]

Photos & Video Housing Event 2017

At this event reliable selected professionals told all there is to know about the legal, financial, tax and practical matters of renting, letting, buying or selling a home in the Netherlands. Look at the photos and the video of this great Housing Event. 1) Speaker’s Program was: Rental property estate agent Alison Mills guiding you […]

Italiano per bambini

Incontri con un misto di lezioni, giochi, canzoni in italiano e cucina italiana. Età: 3-8 anni Durata: 1,5 ore. Costo: € 12,50. Incluso: materiale educativo, limonata, biscotti, verdure crude (carotine, pomodori e sedano) e se in programma, spesa per cucinare. Papà e mamme possono fare shopping, spesa o andarsi a prendere una bibita da soli. Imparare […]

International School Haarlem has chosen Op Stoom as their childcare partner

Are you looking for an International School and English speaking after school care in Haarlem? From the beginning of the new school year (2017-2018) this will be possible. The International School of Haarlem (ISH) and childcare Op Stoom are working together to create an innovative and engaging educational and childcare concept in the old Volkuniversiteit building situated just […]