geluksroute
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Geluksroute 2018

In the wise words of Christopher McCandless, “Happiness is only real when shared”. Geluksroute is a casual exchange of happiness among people within the community. Geluksroute 2018 takes place on February 3 – 4 in various locations…
New Year's Drink 2018
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New Year's Comedy Night & Drink 2018

Join the Haarlem New Year's Comedy Night 2018 and/or the expatsHaarlem New Year's Drink 2018 on Friday evening, 26 January, in the gorgeous ancient building of the Societeit Vereeniging Haarlem. New Year's Comedy Night Attend the funniest…
New Year's plunge
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New Year's plunge

Those crazy Dutch! Once you survived Sinterklaas, Christmas and dodged the fireworks during new years eve you think you can finally relax. Well, guess again. How the tradition started I don't know but on the first of January masses of children,…
Amsterdam Light Festival
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Amsterdam Light Festival 2017 - 2018 

Amsterdam's winter festival returns each year to illuminate the city's streets and waterways with fantastic light installations by international artists. Find out more about where, when and how to see this year's works!  Amsterdam Light Festival…
Innenschau
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Language no problem Theater INNENSHAU with discount

INNENSHAU will be performed in Toneelschuur Haarlem on 4, 5, 6 January, 2018, 8:30 PM. ExpatsHaarlem readers get discount. Let's enjoy the performance together, join our Innenschau Meetup on Friday, January 5, 2018, 8:00 PM. INNENSCHAU,…
Winter Village Hoofddorp
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Winter Village Hoofddorp

Experience a true winter wonderland at Winter Village Hoofddorp. An ice rink in a fairytale atmosphere, crackling fireplaces, hot glühwein and delicious winter dishes. The Town Hall Square has been transformed into Winterland Hoofddorp. A…
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My First Sinterklaas

This past weekend on the evening of December 5th, I celebrated my first Sinterklaas. I first learned of the old Dutch custom earlier this year when moving to Haarlem with my Dutch boyfriend. As a Canadian new to the tradition, I would like…
Christmas Market
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Haarlem’s Christmas Market Photo Walk

The Christmas Market in Haarlem is one of the biggest and nicest Christmas markets in the whole Netherlands and Benelux.  Every year the city turns in a real spectacle. This year the Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 9 and Sunday…
Sinterklaas
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Sinterklaas versus Santa Claus

They both work in the same sector, wear red, and have a big white beard. For Piet's sake: what's the difference?  The Big Day Sinterklaas: Sinterklaas' "heerlijk avondje" / delicious is 5 December, although Sint arrives with a steamer…
Festival
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How to celebrate the festive period in Haarlem

December is here! To some its the most wonderful time of the year. This is what the city of Haarlem is up to during this festive period. Haarlems Winterbier Festival Come and enjoy the Haarlems Winter Beer Festival on the 9th & 10th…
teachers
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Dutch teachers on strike

What are you doing on the 12th of December? It’s quite possible your kids are free that day because of a teachers’ strike. The 5th of December is the deadline for a decision. If nothing has improved, a strike will follow. But why are the…
Black Friday
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Black Friday in Haarlem

It's black Friday! Find an overview of the (web)shops that participate to Black Friday 2017.  Visit their shop or find the webshop with Google for great sales deals! Black Friday Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving…
Expat Housing Seminar
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Expat Housing Seminar Haarlem November 2017

On November 28th Buma|Algera Notariaat, Expat Mortgages, Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency and Orange Tax Agency will host an Expat Housing Seminar in Haarlem. At the seminar, you will learn all there is to know about the legal, financial, tax and practical…
Sinterklaas
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Sinterklaas in Haarlem

Sinterklaas is coming to Haarlem on November 19 at 13:00! He will be arriving on his steamboat on the River Spaarne! You do not want to miss this event! There will be a major parade with the following route: Spaarne, Damstraat, Oude Groenmarkt,…
Jip & Janneke (image: Annie M.G. Schmidt)
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Crafting a lantern for Sint Maarten

On November 11, it's Sint Maarten (Saint Martin)' s Day. Sint Maarten is a great children’s event! Ringing doorbells, singing songs at the doors in exchange for a treat (sweets, mandarins or even some small coins) and - as darkness falls -…
Sint Maarten
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Sint Maarten's Day

St. Martin's Day or Sint Maarten in Dutch is a popular children's feast day in many parts of the Netherlands and it is celebrated on 11 November.  Typically, in the early winter evening of 11 November, small groups of children can…
Artline
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Artline Haarlem presents Kunstlijn 2017

Haarlem transforms into a major cultural temple in which visual arts are central on November 3rd to the 5th. There is painting, sculpture, and design, but also film, dance and theater. In addition to the various exhibitions and open gallery…
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Language no problem Theater POLY-INTERPRETABILI­­­TY with discount!

POLY-INTERPRETABILITY will be performed in Haarlem by POINTLESS INTERNATIONAL on Friday 3 & Saturday 4 Nov, 20:30. Read more about the performance & the ExpatsHaarlem discount and meetup. The clowns are back in town! Coco, Buster,…
Tetris
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TONEELSCHUUR HAARLEM LANGUAGE NO PROBLEM THEATER PROGRAM 2017-2018

Toneel-en Filmschuur Haarlem offers a ‘language no problem’ program that consists of a broad variety of films, theater, dance and musical theater performances for adults, youngsters and children. Below you find the Language no problem theater…
Experience Haarlem Fair 2017
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Video and photos Experience Haarlem Fair 2017

We are pleasured to show you the video en photos of the Experience Haarlem Fair 2017. Here is the video of the Experience Haarlem Fair 2017. The video is made by Cherello With. Find the photo album of the Experience Haarlem Fair…
BOKBIERDAG
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HAARLEMSE BOKBIERDAG 2017

The fall has its advantages. Sunday October 15th is the Haarlemse Bokbierdag! During De Haarlemse Bokbierdag, 16 different bars in Haarlem will let you taste the best Bokbier. The 16 different bars in Haarlem have each other bokbieren on…
historisch
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Geschiedenis Festival 2017

Want to learn more about the country you live in? Come to this year’s Geschiendenis Festival! This year, the Historisch Nieuwsblad is hosting this event where historians from The Netherlands and abroad speak about a range of diverse topics…
kindermaand
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October = Kindermaand

Got kids? This is the perfect month for you and your little ones! Haarlem Marketing is hosting many activities throughout the month for children ages 4 – 12. There will be lots of activities scattered throughout the city including theatre…
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Haarlem Duurzaam Festival 2017

Haarlem Duurzaam Festival is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year! Every year the festival hosts numerous stands where you can buy sustainable and organic products as well as learn about sustainable and circular initiatives provided…
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Experience Haarlem Fair

Speeches, presentations, workshops, exhibitors, kids entertainment, Tierney's Pub Quiz, popular music band The Buccaneers, drinks, meeting people & having fun. Join the largest bilingual fair in the Haarlem area! The program will cover…
klerk festival
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Andriessen de Klerk Festival 2017

This year marks the 125 and 100-year birthdays of Haarlem’s two famous composers Hendrick Andriessen and Albert de Klerk (Andriessen de Klerk Festival.) To commemorate their achievements, Haarlem is putting on a festival in various locations…
haarlem cultuur
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Haarlem Cultuur Festival and Open Monument Days

It’s Haarlem Cultuur Festival in the Grote Markt on September 9 and 10! Come join the fun and experience art, music, theatre and more right here in the heart of Haarlem. Let’s not forget that it’s also Open Monument Days in Haarlem…
festival
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Schalkwijk aan Zee Festival

Come to Schalkwijk aan Zee Festival! They’ve got live music, food, drinks, sports, activities for children, and much more! Right next to the water and perfect for spending time outdoors, the festival is as it is every year, A HIT! It’s…
halve van haarlem
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Vitaminstore Halve van Haarlem || September 24th 2017

The 33rd edition of the Halve van Haarlem will take place on September 27th, 2017. Both the start and finish are on the beautiful square in Haarlem, de Grote Markt. Fingers crossed the weather conditions will be optimal for all runners…
muggenronde
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Haarlemse Muggenronde 2017

This year marks the 60th anniversary for Haarlemse Muggenronde! Bring your children (9 – 15 years) and their bikes to join this year’s race to test their speed and agility and win daily prizes. Any bikes are welcome and participation…