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Things to do in Haarlem this December

Happy holidays to all our expatsHaarlem readers, December has finally arrived! Sinterklaas kicked off the festivities but that is only the beginning! This month promises a variety of festive events from the much anticipated Christmas Markets…
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Santa Run Haarlem 2019

The more Santa's the merrier! Don your finest festive attire and join the 2,000 costumed participants as they run, walk, hop or dance the 3-kilometer route through the festively lit city center. The SantaRun Haarlem has become one of the largest…
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Street of Queen Emma

Relive the time of the Queen Mother Emma in the Schagchelstraat Haarlem The Schagchelstraat goes back in time to a Christmas party in the 19th century. This is, among others, the period of the regency of Queen Emma, ​​the mother…
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Haarlem Christmas Markets 2019

Haarlem Christmas markets 2019 are just around the corner! On Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th of December, the center of Haarlem will be transformed into a large Christmas market full of festive stalls offering everything from Glühwein…
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How To Change Yourself Completely with ONE Simple Neurolinguistic Trick

How to change yourself completely You are not who you think you are. Or are you? Can you change your thoughts to change yourself? Since I learned this simple trick, my life shifted completely. You can change just about anything about…
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Things to do in Haarlem this November

November has arrived in Haarlem! The Christmas lights have begun to illuminate our beautiful city and the arrival of Sinterklaas is just around the corner. The temperatures may have plummeted but this month promises lots of heartwarming festive…
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Sinterklaas comes to Haarlem

Sinterklaas and his Pieten will visit the city of Haarlem on Sunday, November 17th. Once again the man in red has chosen our picturesque city to moor his boat. As is now traditional, Sinterklaas and his crew will come to a halt…
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KLM Urban Trail Haarlem

On Sunday, November 10, KLM Urban Trail participants will once again have the opportunity to explore extraordinary buildings in Haarlem city. The second KLM Urban Trail will offer participants an opportunity to see many of Haarlem's…
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WijnSpijs Walk Haarlem XXL

To honor Haarlem as the  Gastronomic Capital of the Netherlands, WijnSpijs will host WijnSpijs Walk XXL in collaboration with Haarlem Marketing. What you can expect: On your WijnSpijs Walk through our beautiful city, your…
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Boom Marketing 2019

Join the first International Marketing Conference & Comedy in Amsterdam! and explore what's on in branding, marketing and technology. Boom Marketing is an interesting and fun 1 day marketing event with sessions about Branding, Neuromarketing,…
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Can you really mountain bike in the Netherlands?

Mountain biking in the Netherlands: An uphill climb or a flat disappointment? I used to live in Boise, Idaho, a small city situated on the sunny slopes of the Rocky Mountains in the western United States. Boise is renowned for its isolated…
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How to get UNSTUCK and create the LIFE you are meant to live

Start living the life you desire NOW! Are you: Feeling STUCK in your current daily routine? Realizing that life is passing by and you want more out of life? Wishing to quit your current job/career, but afraid to let go of the…
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My first experiences with Dutch healthcare

Dutch healthcare: Perfectly practical or a painstaking quest all for a few paracetamol? Moving to the Netherlands, I was prepared for the Dutch weather, but not as prepared for the Dutch super germs. While our neighbors are enjoying the great…
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Save the date: 20 November, Boom Marketing 2019

Explore what's on in branding, marketing and technology Boom Marketing is an interesting and fun 1 day marketing event with sessions about Branding, Neuromarketing, Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Growth Hacking, Voice, E-commerce…
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Join the marketingSpark meetups & events

We organize interesting, cool and accessible events and meetups on branding, digital analytics, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, business development and much more in the marketing & business world. As the organizer is expatsHaarlem,…
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Goodbyes

Goodbyes are all too familiar for expats, but they never get any easier. Yesterday as I watched the bus containing my parents pull away, I felt that sharp pang in my heart and lump in my throat. The same feeling that washes over me every…
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Mugfest 2019 Sustainability Festival

Sustainable initiatives in Haarlem On Sunday, October 6th Mugfest 2019, the sustainability festival will take place in Haarlem. Between 12 pm and 5 pm, the Grote Markt will be transformed into a green festival site. Mugfest is all about…
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‘i am not a tourist’ annual Expat Fair for Internationals

Everything you want to know about the Dutch expat life, under one roof: on Sunday 6 October 2019, the 17th edition of Amsterdam’s renowned i am not a tourist Expat Fair is shaking up the stunning Beurs van Berlage in the heart of Amsterdam. Explore…
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How to let go of your past? CHANGE your future.

Your past doesn’t determine your future, create your new future now. Do you want to change your life? Then start creating your new future. People used to tell me to "let go, let go, let go" all the time, but all I asked was: HOW? Your…
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Climbing to the light

The new Saint Bavo church in Haarlem has always been a bit of a mystery to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I find it a beautiful piece of architecture to be admired from afar while biking along the Leidsevaart or walking on the edge of the Vijfhoek.  …
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Break-up letter to a friend: The truth shall set you free

A month ago I had the unfortunate displeasure of breaking up with a friend. Not a lover but a friend in the platonic sense. It hurt me that what was once a beautiful, committed, unconditional friendship with someone I still like had to end.…
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Open House Weekend Toneelschuur & Filmschuur

Have you always been curious about that very special building on the edge of Haarlem’s red light district? Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September sees the kick-off of the new cultural season, and to mark the occasion Toneelschuur will be holding…
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Theater tip: LANGUAGE by Vanja Rukavina

Let Language lead the way to a better world.  Welkom bij een college over taal. Welcome to a lecture about language. Dobro došli na predavanje o jeziku. Добро дошли на предавање о језику. 言語に関する講義へようこそ。 언어…
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Toneelschuur Haarlem 'Language No Problem' Theater Program September-December 2019

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…
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Life isn’t an extended vacation

Life in the Netherlands:  Week 6 Life isn’t an extended vacation For the first few weeks that we were living in Haarlem, our life looked like a promotional video for the Netherlands.  The kids and I laughing in our new urban arrow…
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THINGS TO DO IN HAARLEM THIS SEPTEMBER

Summer may be coming to an end but there are plenty of reasons to be happy that September has arrived in Haarlem! As always we have the Dutch Language Café, our monthly drink and to celebrate the start of the cultural season, we have 3 comedy…
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Taalthuis open day September

Are you interested in following a Dutch course? Do you want to learn Dutch in a structured but fun way? On September 4 Taalthuis organizes an open day so you can come and see why learning Dutch at Taalthuis is a good choice. ExpatsHaarlem readers…
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My first realisations of Dutch life

Life in the Netherlands: Week One My first realizations of Dutch life Recently, my family decided to take a leap of faith and move from the states to Haarlem, Netherlands.  We had a very comfortable life in America; good jobs, a nice home,…
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Haarlem Summer Comedy

The Haarlem Comedy Factory & City Beach Bar Oerkap present the HAARLEM SUMMER COMEDY!  Join our OPEN AIR COMEDY with excellent INTERNATIONAL COMEDIANS and a FANTASTIC VIEW on the RIVER SPAARNE and the city of HAARLEM.   Program -…
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Best Age to Travel with Kids

The smaller the better It doesn't seem so when you have a tiny baby and are overwhelmed with the big change in your life. But, having a toddler and having travelled with her a lot, we can assure you that the easiest…