Entries by Katie Joy

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The International School Haarlem is opening their secondary school in 2018.

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!

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Dutch history; Molen de Adriaan the cement mixer.

The windmill, Molen de Adriaan was built on the foundations of the Goevrouwetoren by Adriaan de Booys, an industrial producer from Amsterdam. The Goevrouwetoren, or Goede Vrouwtoren (Goodwife Tower), was a tower built to help defend Haarlem over the river Spaarne with its sister tower on the other river bank. Between these two towers was a […]

Amber Alert, help find Baby Hannah Simons!

A 6-month-old baby was kidnapped today (Feb 26th) in a supermarket car park in Eersel. The police have issued an Amber Alert to help find her. Hannah is in serious danger. She was taken forcibly from her caregiver and was whisked away in a car, a black Mercedes Benz 270CDI,  with the license plate; 94-GK-PB. […]

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Coffee walk through Haarlem.

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 […]

30 European Cheeses to Try (Or not)

Do as the Europeans do and eat cheese. Have you tried any of these European cheeses?   1) Afuega’l Pitu, Spain Its name is derived from the local  dialect and means “choking cake”, because its unusual texture can make it stick to the palate. 2) Almnäs Tegel, Sweden Its distinctive “slab” shape is an homage […]

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Art in the Vijfhoek

The Vijfhoekkunstroute is an annual art event in the special Vijfhoek district in Haarlem. More than 100 artists from Haarlem and surrounding area will be exhibiting their work. Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and explore the Vijfhoek Haarlem. Get lost in the holiday feeling of alley ways, unique shops, terraces, flowers, […]

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Mass in English is available

 A weekly Mass in English will be offered in the Haarlem region. Masses will be celebrated at Onze Lieve Vrouw Hemelvaart church, Valkenburgerplein 19 in Heemstede. “Everyone is welcome to join us in worship. We’re particularly motivated to provide a home to catholic ex-pats and migrants living in the wider Haarlem region.  The church is […]

Wildcats are making a come back.

First noticed in South Limburg, wildcats is hard to identify with it’s tabby like stripes and the body that is almost the same as an ordinary house cat, according to studies, the wild cat is back and on the move towards the north.  The wild cat is notoriously shy, so how do you prove they are […]