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Can we really compare our cultures?

Across the globe, ways of life differ immeasurably – yet people…
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Feeling blue this festive season?

Some of us, this year more than ever, might be dreading the upcoming…
Simpel Award Website of the year 2020!Simple

Simpel voted Website of the Year 2020

On 26 November, 2020, Simpel was voted the 'Website of the Year…
Dutch unemployment rate slightly decreased in September, but more jobs will goOlia Danilevich

Dutch unemployment rate dips in September, but more jobs could go

Despite the economic impact of coronavirus, the official Dutch…
Drivers: Uber lets algorithm decide whether employees are firedVictor Avdeev

Drivers: Uber lets algorithm decide whether employees are fired

With the taxi app Uber, automated systems would…
Fireworks bomb thrown in Haarlem house again, resident not presentfsHH via Pixabay

Fireworks exploded in Haarlem house

During the early hours of Wednesday 14 October, there was an…
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Dutch coffee quirks

Yes, it is official: the Dutch drink an awful lot of coffee.…
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Tips for communicating with your kids

Trying to get your message across in a busy household takes work.…
Rental apartment: Byzantiumstraat 17 in HaarlemOverspaern Makelaardij

Rental apartment: Byzantiumstraat 17 in Haarlem

Luxurious and fully modernized "newly-built" apartments located within walking distance of the pleasant city center of Haarlem. Now for rent.
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A healthy dose of nostalgia

Is there actually such a thing as a healthy dose of nostalgia?…
Green-roofed bus shelters in HaarlemArianna Ardia-Wenink

Green-roofed bus shelters in Haarlem

Two bus shelters at the Verwulft in Haarlem have gone 'green'.…
STAD AMSTERDAM AT THE MARITIME MUSEUMTHE MARITIME MUSEUM AMSTERDAM

Stad Amsterdam at the Maritime Museum

The clipper Stad Amsterdam will be moored at The National Maritime…
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Body found in the Spaarne near Catharijnebrug in Haarlem

A body was found in Haarlem on Saturday afternoon in the Spaarne…
Hema leaves Kruisstraat and moves to the old Hudson's BayHema

HEMA leaves Kruisstraat for good and moves to former Hudson's Bay in Verwulft

On 5 September, the HEMA store on the Kruisstraat will close…
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Heavily pregnant cow walks into a busy Brabant restaurant

Imagine this happens to you ... you are having a nice dinner…
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Funny language flops of an expat

The best way to master a foreign language is to jump in and start…
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Concerns about coronavirus measures at Beverwijk Bazaar

The Veiligheidsregio Kennemerland (Kennemerland Region Security…
No ice skating in the summer in Haarlem anymoreIjsbaan Haarlem

Summer ice skating causes environmental concerns

Friends of the Earth Netherlands called on the municipality of…
You don't believe it: the rent in Haarlem drops

You won't believe it: the rent in Haarlem drops

It is hard to believe, but it is true: the rent per square metre…
Thermometers, hand gel, ordering by phone and long rows of chairs: this is what the sit down edition of Haarlem Jazz & More looks like this year.

Haarlem Jazz Sit-Down Edition: thermometers, hand gel and long rows of chairs

Thermometers, hand gel, ordering by phone and long rows of chairs:…
Schools start again in North HollandVeilig Verkeer Nederland

Schools start again in North Holland

The primary schools will start again on Monday 17 August. This…
Testing centre at Schiphol Airport open from this week

Testing centre at Schiphol Airport open from this week

A testing centre at Schiphol Airport opened on Friday 14 August.…