King’s day is just round the corner, this is when the whole country dig deep into their wardrobes to find their bright orange clothes and get all the Dutch flags out for a huge and merry party on 27th April.
About Katie Joy
Katie Joy was born and raised in London and now lives in Haarlem with her partner and their two cats. Katie Joy runs her own handmade jewelry business from home and is the Editor in Chief for ExpatsHaarlem. She enjoys exploring Haarlem, trying new places to eat and drink and likes to immerse herself in the Dutch lifestyle.
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Below is the transcript of the newsletter that is being sent out to British nationals living in The Netherlands. British nationals are strongly advised to create a DigiD account so you can have an electronic version of your tempory residence permit. The newsletter is as follows; This is the second Brexit newsletter for British citizens […]
Feel more at home in Haarlem with Taalthuis! Are you interested in following a Dutch course? Do you want to learn Dutch in a structured but fun way? On January 10, 2019 Taalthuis organizes an open day soyou can come and see why learning Dutch at Taalthuis is the best choice! WHEN Thursday January 10 […]
Zwarte Piet is a controversial character – whether you believe him to be racist or not, in this article we will be taking a look instead at Zwarte Piets’ history, where did he come from, and who exactly is he.
Toneel-en Filmschuur Haarlem offers a ‘language no problem’ program that consists of a broad variety of films, theatre, dance and musical theatre performances for adults, youngsters and children. Below you find the Language no problem theatre program 2018-2019. With expatsHaarlem discounts and meetups.
During Open Monumentendag – every second weekend of September – thousands of historical buildings and sites (about 4.000) are open to the public free of charge.
It is September already and as usual, there is something for someone in Haarlem this month.
At Taalthuis you can follow Dutch Language courses at different levels. Their aim is to make learning a fun experience! Founded in 2006 Taalthuis now is a well-known language institute in the Netherlands for higher educated students. With lesson locations in eight different cities in the Netherlands, including Haarlem, Taalthuis makes it possible for expats, au […]
Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Have a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right?
Whew, what a summer! And it’s still going! Here are a few events in Haarlem that may peak your interest.
The International School Haarlem (ISH) is opening their secondary school department in September 2018. The demand for international education is greater than the municipality and school boards of IRIS and Solomon originally anticipated. For example, the primary school department, which opened its doors in September 2017 has already welcomed their 100th student!
Summer is finally here and July is packed full of activities! From a concert on the Spaarne to the end of the month drink; we got you covered.
After the warmest May on record, we now enter June. Will the good weather last? Who knows! However, Haarlem still has plenty of things to do.
Its now May in Haarlem and there are lots of things to do! On Friday, May 4 is the first instalment of the freedom festival, the memorial concert. On Saturday, May 5 is the freedom concert! The whole of Haarlem turns into a massive music concert for the day. On Tuesday, May 8 come practice your […]
From Spring Gardens to Kings Day, we got you covered this month! Hopefully, the weather will be better…
From peeking into your neighbour’s houses and the expats Haarlem end of month drink, we got you covered this March.
An estimated 1.7 billion Dutch tulips bring a welcome touch of spring to households and businesses all over the globe each year.
On a November afternoon, Daniëlle Martens went to discover cozy places in Haarlem. Haarlemfoodies was invited by Koffiefilters.nl in cooperation with Haarlem Marketing. The inspiration came from the book: Koffee! 182 coffee spots that make you happy. The city of Haarlem can be found in this guide with several nice coffee spots, and we are […]
I am actually quite well acquainted with a good Indian takeaway. A born and bred Londoner, we have a strong palate for what is a good curry and what is not.
On May 4th and May 5th, Haarlem is going to be celebrating freedom with a music festival called bevrijdingspop throughout the city. The city of Haarlem celebrates freedom in the festival called Bevrijdingspop. The freedom festival was started in 1980 by Ilco van der Linde and has become the largest free outdoor festival in the Netherlands. Approximately 150,000 people, […]
Did you know you can hire your very own electric Greenjoy boat and drive it through the wonderful canals of Haarlem? With Greenjoy Boats you can pretend to be a ship’s Captain and drive your very own open top boat through the stunning canals of Haarlem. On a sunny August afternoon, me and some friends […]