The Schuur presents on March 6h in collaboration with expatsHaarlem the movie Memoria, with English subtitles. The movie Memoria Ever since being startled by a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to visit her sister, she befriends Agnes (Jeanne Balibar), an archaeologist studying human remains discovered within a […]
About Fiona McGeever
Fiona McGeever is originally from Mayo in the west of Ireland, she has spent the last few years living and working in the UK as a print and broadcast journalist. In September she moved to lovely Haarlem with her partner and now it is very much her home! Fiona is a huge foodie and in her spare time you are most likely to find her in one of Haarlem’s many restaurants or reading a book and enjoying a glass of red along the Spaarne.
Entries by Fiona McGeever
For the day that’s in it – the day being St Patrick’s Day (17 March), the day when Irish people across the globe celebrate their deep-rooted identity – how about we do some reminiscing to pre-coronavirus St Patrick’s Days?
Okay so it’s December 18th, you could start to panic BUT we would rather you didn’t! Whether you are yet to pick up the hottest gadget of the year or you simply need to grab the last few items on that wish list, here are a few stress-busting top tips for last-minute Christmas shopping!
Happy holidays to all our expatsHaarlem readers, December has finally arrived! Sinterklaas kicked off the festivities but that is only the beginning! This month promises a variety of festive events from the much anticipated Christmas Markets to the Santa Run Haarlem where over 2,000 participants will don their finest festive clobber in aid of charity. […]
The more Santa’s the merrier!
Relive the time of the Queen Mother Emma in the Schagchelstraat Haarlem
Haarlem Christmas markets 2019 are just around the corner!
November has arrived in Haarlem! The Christmas lights have begun to illuminate our beautiful city and the arrival of Sinterklaas is just around the corner. The temperatures may have plummeted but this month promises lots of heartwarming festive events for all the family!
Sinterklaas and his Pieten will visit the city of Haarlem on Sunday, November 17th.
On Sunday, November 10, KLM Urban Trail participants will once again have the opportunity to explore extraordinary buildings in Haarlem city.
The 34th edition of Kunstlijn or Art line Haarlem will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of November. This time, ‘Unlimited limited’ is the theme of this annual contemporary art display.
To honor Haarlem as the Gastronomic Capital of the Netherlands, WijnSpijs will host WijnSpijs Walk XXL in collaboration with Haarlem Marketing.
October has arrived and with it comes a host of Autumnal events and activities. Sustainability is the theme of this month, you can learn more about it during Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week and Mugfest 2019. You can also soak up the arts at Popronde Mobile Music festival and Haarlem History Festival. Children can look forward […]
Goodbyes are all too familiar for expats, but they never get any easier.
Practical advice for new parents and parents to be!
After three very successful editions in The Hague, Museum Night Kids is coming to Haarlem
Sustainable initiatives in Haarlem
Toneel-en Filmschuur Haarlem offers a ‘language no problem’ program that consists of a broad variety of films, theater, dance and musical theater performances for adults, youngsters, and children. Below you find the Language No Problem theater program for September-December 2019.
Summer may be coming to an end but there are plenty of reasons to be happy that September has arrived in Haarlem! As always we have the Dutch Language Café, our monthly drink and to celebrate the start of the cultural season, we have 3 comedy nights! September also offers a host of music festivals, […]
Dust of your running shoes for the Teva Half from Haarlem On Sunday, September 29th the starting signal will be given for the 35th edition of the Teva Half of Haarlem. De Halve van Haarlem is a running event in Haarlem and surroundings and is organized by Stichting SportSupport Kennemerland.
The Vijfhoek Huiskamerfestival Haarlem What has Pieter Derks, Van der Laan & amp; Woe, Erik van Muiswinkel, Hanneke Drenth and Jacqueline Govaert in common? They have all played at the Vijfhoek Huiskamerfestival, the coziest festival in Haarlem. On Sunday 22 September, 12 living rooms in ‘de Jordaan van Haarlem’ will become the stage for Pentagon Huiskamerfestival. […]
Unleash your superpowers this September! If you are between 5 and 15 and have a particular interest in superheroes then this event is definitely for you! This is the very first Superhero Kids Run to take place in Haarlem but we do not think it will be the last! In fact, there may be a […]
Experience history on your doorstep during Heritage Days I don’t know about you, but so often I say ‘oh I must visit that building’ or ‘I must find out what that statue is all about’ and very often, I forget all about it! We tend to leave history for rainy days and exploring local monuments […]
PolderGoud Festival 2019 PolderGoud Festival is a blazing music festival in an industrial setting! Surprising elements are presented to you and ensure a constant shift of your attention.
Schalkwijk aan Zee Festival Today, Sunday 1st of September, the summer festival Schalkwijk aan Zee takes place in the Molenplas recreation park for the 9th time. Like every year, visitors can enjoy art, theater, dance, delicious food and music between 12:00 and 18:00!
Food for the soul! From Jamaica to Haarlem, Fiona McGeever talks all things Caribbean with Marnetta Anderson the owner of Haarlem’s spicy lunch spot Marnetta’s Soul Food
August is here and with it comes an array of fantastic events! From the much-loved foodie festivals Haarlem Culinair and ProefPark Haarlem to Haarlem Jazz & More, there is something for everyone! Make sure to check out our open-air Haarlem Summer Comedy, Monthly Drink and Dutch Language Café for the perfect opportunity to have a […]
This August will mark the 25th edition of Haarlem’s favourite foodie festival, Haarlem Culinair.
Haarlem Jazz & More 2019, from Wednesday 14th of August until Sunday the 18th, promises five days of magical musical festivities!
Beer lovers rejoice! Haarlem TAPT Festival is on its way to Haarlem!