Let’s make the Netherlands second. (we asked first!) Introduction video Many of you read our post about the magnificent introduction video to the Netherlands, geared uniquely towards the new Big Man, Donald J Trump, and went to watch the video afterwards. Well, you weren’t the only one. In the hardly 3 days the little movie […]
Marco was born in Voorburg, The Netherlands. Over the years he has lived in Amsterdam, Leiden and Den Haag. Occasional runner, occasional writer, full-time father of 3.
Entries by Marco
So Dutch summer weather is getting you down huh? Still so many days till your well-deserved vacation? Those great looking high heels you got from Zalando are killing your feet, your boss is an ass and you just can’t take it any longer? Here are 10 great songs (plus 1) that will change your mood in […]
You probably have seen it: Getting a discount through expatsHaarlem on a boat rental at Greenjoy. As we like to know what we are offering you, our dear reader, we decided to take a little test drive: Two parents, three children (a 2-year old, one of 3 and one who just turned 5 last week) […]
“For the last year, I have spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999.”
Ho ho ho! As the days of Christmas are creeping up against us, so are bad, bad music (one word: Wham) and cheesy movies in the category: Boy loses girl, boy works hard to win girl back and in the end they’re happily back together, all this surrounded by snow flakes, unnatural-green fake-snow-covered trees, bearded […]
Serious Request Unless you just freshly came off the boat or you’ve spent your time in the Netherlands underneath a rock, you’ve probably heard of Serious Request. The concept is simple: Wait till it is almost Christmas, put 3 deejays in a glass house somewhere in the Netherlands from where they make non-stop radio, let people pay […]
It’s the time of the year again….. Sinterklaas, Christmas, December drinks & parties, surprises and gifts…. We can’t miss it. We want to celebrate it together… in a church! Yes, we rented a church. The magnificent Heilig Hart Kerk in Haarlem. Which place could be better to celebrate Christmas? Our barman and chef Luigi will […]
Back in May we had this photo contest where our members could upload their best spring photo. We received some nice ones, some that were a bit less nice and a few outstanding photos that really gave us that crisp new spring feeling.
It must be every parent’s worst nightmare: hearing that your child has cancer. Every year 500 to 550 children in the Netherlands are diagnosed with this horrible disease. Today’s cure ratio for cancer in children is 75%, which means there’s still a frightening 25% that does not get better. In 2002 oncologists Fritsch Hirschstein and […]
On June 12th 10 pm (Dutch time) the waiting is finally over: In Arena Corinthians, Sao Paolo, home country Brazil will kick off the FIFA world cup against Croatia. With less than a month to go and orange fever slowly starting to rear its fugly head, I want you to be prepared to experience this tournament […]
It has been common knowledge for decades: There is something in red wine that also happens to pop up in the chocolate ingredient list and is super healthy! This substance makes up for the bad effects of saturated fat and alcohol and prevents you from having heart attacks and cancer.
So we built this new place for you. We got cake, champagne, balloons and decorated the whole place. Now we will put some great music on, sit back and wait till the guests come in. Welcome! expatsHaarlem team.