Entries by Jennifer Dee

An expat’s guide to arranging a Haarlem wedding

The Netherlands is now home to 75,000 expats, many of whom have partners and family in the country, and are settled for the long term. If you are an expat who is planning to get married to your partner, there are several practicalities that you will need to arrange – getting married in the Netherlands […]

Diversity: The key to enjoying expat life in Haarlem

Living in a diverse society improves people’s quality of life, according to research. One of the most diverse cities in the Netherlands is Haarlem as almost 20% of the population originate from outside the Netherlands. Most of these individuals are expats that have moved to Haarlem to make the most of its amenities and its […]

Subsidy available for sustainable housing & rental property

Data analysis indicates that 4 out of 5 homeowners in The Netherlands can afford to bear the costs of making their abodes more sustainable. Unfortunately, 1 out of 5 are unable to invest in their home nor are they able to borrow money to pay for upgrades. The good news is subsidies can help homeowners […]

How to land a job in Haarlem as a newcomer

The Netherlands ranks 4th on the list of best countries for working abroad this year with expats highlighting the local business culture and flexibility as attractive features. In addition, the country not only offers a good work environment and opportunities for foreigners, but it also has many pleasant places to live. Haarlem is one area, […]

Finding sustainable fashion in Haarlem

Every year we throw away 92 million tonnes of clothing, and in fact it is estimated that in Haarlem we are responsible for a million kilos of that. The fashion industry is also extremely harmful for the environment – they produce 10% of the world’s CO2 and half a million tonnes of micro-plastics. This is […]

The best universities in Haarlem to study science & technology

There is an increasing number of families and individuals moving or planning to move to Haarlem, since it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in The Netherlands. If you have children, or if you’re a young adult, you might be considering colleges and universities in Haarlem for quality education. Fortunately, The Netherlands […]

Understanding Non-Emergency Healthcare In Haarlem

The Dutch healthcare system is one of the best in the world, and it has always been welcoming for expats. However, as US News’ highlight of the stunted vaccine roll-out has shown, there are inefficiencies in the system that can be especially difficult for expats to navigate. This is especially pronounced in non-urgent care.