Haarlem Connect (Photo Haarlems Dagblad)
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Haarlem Connect Event: the eve, the speech, the photos

On October 30, 2015 expatsHaarlem welcomed (again) in a joint event with our new partners, the City of Haarlem and Marketing Haarlem, more than 200 internationals of Haarlem to our wonderful city. Speakers were : - Arianna Ardia-Wenink,…
Haarlem
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Haarlem 770 years!

Next Monday 23-11 exactly 770 years passed since Haarlem received municipal rights. The North Holland Archive celebrates this special occasion with all the inhabitants of Haarlem and in particular Haarlemmers who - like the city - celebrate…
Intocht Sinterklaas
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Hij komt. Sinterklaas arrives!

On Sunday, November 15th Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) will be back with his helpers in Haarlem.  The boat from Spain is on its the way. Nearly half filled with presents, chocolate letters and pepernoten but who and what will Sinterklaas…
Haarlem City of Light
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Haarlem City of Light

Tonight the festivity lights will be put on. Where in the city do you like the illuminations most? 25 years ago, in 1990, the Stichting Haarlem Lichtstad (Haarlem City of Light Foundation) was founded. Since then the Haarlem City of…
interview
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Challenges of Expats – Interview of the month November

Every month, I take interviews, revealing great expat stories and advise. Whether you are an expat or thinking to become one, you can enjoy these stories. Some of you might relate and some may find interesting advise. Arriving in a new country…
Zijlstraat
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Zijlstraat is where it's at

Have you been in the Zijlstraat recently? There are so many new and exciting things to try there. From craft beer to cajun food, and even organic candy. There are a plethora of new things to try and here are just a few of them. Zijlstraat,…
Wonder Wander
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Exhibition i WONDER i WANDER today in De Lichtfabriek

De exhibition i WONDER i WANDER in De Lichtfabriek (the old the Light Factory) is part of Kunstlijn Haarlem. Themes of the exhibition are Alice in Wonderland and the big questions: Who are we? What is reality? The Light Factory is…
Zandvoort (Panoramio)
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Fusion Zandvoort and Haarlem in 2018

The municipality of Zandvoort will merge from January 1, 2018 with the municipality of Haarlem. Those plans are brought out last week. The 131 employees of the coastal municipality will fall under Haarlem. Since early 2015, the municipalities…
shopping hours Haarlem
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New shopping hours Haarlem center 3 x 7

From Thursday, November 5th, 2015 the shops in the center of Haarlem will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 19:00 hours (3x7). The extension of the opening hours, with shops being open one hour longer than before, is still…
Haarlem Connect
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Invitation to Haarlem Connect

Welcome to Haarlem (again)! In this joint event of the City of Haarlem, Haarlem Marketing and expatsHaarlem we will welcome all internationals of Haarlem & surroundings to our wonderful city. You are welcome on Friday, October 30, 2015…
Taste of Lapland
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Taste of Lapland

This weekend Villa Westend Velserbroek is entirely in the atmosphere of Lapland, the most northern point of Europe, located in the Arctic Circle. The event allows visitors to enjoy the atmosphere and flavors of the real Lapland. Dining…
Community Yoga
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Community Yoga: Free weekly Yoga class, with big benefits

My job is great, but after a long week, my back and mind are on the exhausted side. When Friday comes around, I want to get in some of my exercise for the week, but my gym has become so crowded that even a yoga class there was starting to turn…
Boeing
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Boeing crosses Hoofddorp

Who went out on the street on Monday evening in Hoofddorp could be faced with a very special vehicle transported on the road. A Boeing 737-200 was driven towards the ROC in Hoofddorp. For the trip the wings were taken away from the plane…
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Refugees Haarlem: how can you help?

Yesterday in the Pletterij a meeting was held to see how Haarlemmers can help the refugees and give them a warm welcome. This is how you can help. Rode Kruis (Red Cross) Welcome packs? Please! Fill it with things that you would give someone…
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Refugees in Dome Haarlem

Since Thursday, September 17th, the Koepel (the Dome) in Haarlem is used as temporarily accommodation for refugees. The first 57 refugees have arrived on the 17th at midnight at the old Dome Prison in Haarlem. Dozens of Haarlemmers had…
ProefPark Haarlem 2015
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Photos Mobile Food Photography Workshop at ProefPark Haarlem 2015

Here they are, the photos of the expatsHaarlem/Haarlem Foodies/Haarlem Photo Club Mobile Food Photography Workshop at ProefPark Haarlem 2015. With our Haarlem Foodies Chef Nicoletta Tavella, chef at La Cucina del Sole, food advisor for…
Haarlem Cultuur Festival 2015.
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Haarlem Cultural Festival 2015

Autumn is getting closer and it is more tempting to plop, with legs up on the bench this weekend but that would be a shame. Indeed, it is the weekend of culture, this 12th and 13th September in Haarlem. There are lots of activities to do in…
Haarlem Sustainable Market
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Haarlem Sustainable Market

Today, September 6, 2015 sustainable entrepreneurs show their products or services. In addition to approximately 100 market stalls there will be also venues for demonstration sessions and music. The world's first wooden e-bike, Ekoplaza,…
Rental prices in major cities skyrockett (Photo ANP)
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Rental prices in major cities skyrocket

Rental prices in the private sector are going through the roof in the major cities. In Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht rents were 7% higher compared to the same period last year, in Rotterdam even 9%. Pararius.nl came forward with these figures…
Sand Sculptures Zandvoort
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European Championship Sand Sculptures in Zandvoort

This year marks the fourth subsequent European Championship Sand Sculptures in Zandvoort aan Zee. The sculptures will remain on show through October. Between August 15th and 21st, seven ‘carvers’ from different European countries…
ProefPark Haarlem
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Interview ProefPark Haarlem: We want a culinary revolution

Most Haarlem Foodies know that ProefPark Haarlem is coming up, but do you know the ins and outs of the event? Read about them in Haarlem Foodies’ interview with the man behind ProefPark Haarlem, Sjors van Wezel. The weather is nice, a beautiful…
New: Sugar And Spices Bites
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New: Sugar And Spices Bites

The couple Umang and Jalpa had a clear vision: they wanted to create a place where you can have a casual drink, where you can have lunch or dinner, with the Indian cuisine as a starting point –without the cliché curries-, paired with excellent…
Greenjoy Boat Renting: Special 20% Discount for expatsHaarlem and Haarlem Photo Club members (Photo: Greenjoy)
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Greenjoy Boat Renting: Special 20% Discount for expatsHaarlem members

Wow, it’s amazing.. SUNNY WEATHER IN THE NETHERLANDS! Can you believe it? Why not making the most of it then? The weather forecast seems to be pretty awesome for the coming week! Let's hope even weeks! Are you – like many others – eager…
Haarlem Foodie
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Are you a Haarlem Foodie? Show it!

The trend this summer: show that you're a FOODIE. Wearing the only real Haarlem Foodie t-shirt or hoody. Get spotted with your Haarlem Foodie t-shirt, hoody or tank top and Win! How do you order a Haarlem Foodie t-shirt, hoody or tank top? Click…
Haarlem Culinair
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Haarlem Culinair 2015

The biggest food event of Haarlem is almost starting: Haarlem Culinair! For four days, from Thursday, August 6 till Sunday, August 9, 2015 the Grote Markt, will again be completely transformed into a culinary mecca. Haarlem Culinar is,…
Code red weather warning - heavy damage in Haarlem and surroundings (Photo: Haarlems Dagblad)

Code red weather warning - heavy damage in Haarlem and surroundings

A code red weather warning has been issued for the Dutch coastal provinces on Saturday. The code red alarm applies to Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Zeeland. The KNMI weather bureau told about a storm with winds of up to 110 kph. accompanied…
Terrace
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Terraces more expensive, Amsterdam on top

People going out for a round of drinks on a terrace will in some cities pay more than a year ago. Amsterdam is the most expensive city in the Netherlands in which to have a drink on a terrace, taking the first place from Haarlem. Haarlem is…
Bee
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Bees surprise woman after supermarket shopping

In Bloemendaal thousands of bees nested in a saddlebag. The owner of the bike was at that tmoment in the supermarket doing shopping to do. Probably the queen bee chose the place, followed by the rest. A beekeeper has been called to remove…
Haarlem mayor
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Car Haarlem mayor burned down

Haarlem mayor Bernt Schneiders’ car went up in flames around 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The car burnt out completely. The fire department believe that the fire was caused by arson. The photos are impressive. The car was parked on…