Entries by Marco

ExpatsHaarlem Events second half of January 2024

As we settle into the new year, we invite you to join us for a series of captivating events designed to elevate your well-being and fill your days with laughter. The second half of January promises an array of engaging experiences that cater to both your mind, your social network and your sense of humor. […]

What’s with all the penises on expatsHaarlem?

As the editors of ExpatsHaarlem, we often get asked why our blog seems to have a preoccupation with penises. The answer is simple: we just can’t get enough of them.

You see, as expats living in Haarlem, we are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting cultural experiences. And what could be more quintessentially Dutch than a good old-fashioned penis?

White Christmas? Black Metal! 🤘

As the holiday season approaches, you can’t escape the constant barrage of Christmas hits playing on every radio station, store speaker system, and family member’s holiday playlist. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good holiday classic as much as the next person. But let’s be real, how many times can you listen to “Last […]

America first, make Netherlands second because they requested it

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 […]

Ride the waves with Greenjoy

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) […]

Remember Me: not your everyday holiday movie

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 2014: a glass house, 3 guys, no food. This year on Grote Markt.

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 […]

expatsHaarlem Christmas AperiParty

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 […]

Spring photo contest: we have a winner!

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.