Lifestyle: Living, Leisure, Work and Wellness

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I have a question for you, and I need you to answer it…

Boost your Self-Esteem in May

There's a huge need for "authenticity" in the world. Being…
Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

4th & 5th May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…
Haarlem Rooftop Comedy Mayexpatshaarlem

Haarlem Rooftop Comedy May 2nd

Great comedy show in English at DeDAKKAS, with the skyline of…
May Day

May Day, May Day! What You Didn’t Know about 1st May

Ever wondered why pilots shout 'Mayday' in emergencies? That…
HAARLEM TAX EVENT

Haarlem Tax Event

Learn how the Dutch tax system works and how to file your Taxes…
Rise local coucil taxes: 9% Haarlem;15% Haarlemmermeerexpatshaarlem

Rise local coucil taxes: 9% Haarlem; 15% Haarlemmermeer

Some regions of the Netherlands are witnessing a significant…
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Safety concerns: Babboe CITY and MINI cargo bikes recalled

Babboe has announced a recall of its CITY, CITY E, MINI, and…
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Expat Movie: the place

Experience the acclaimed Italian awarded movie "THE PLACE", winner…
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Above average warmth for February this week: 16 degrees

Tuesday will bring a mix of sunshine and dry spells before transitioning…
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Sleep is beneficial for the creative mind

It's time to break the silence on this overlooked topic... Ever…
Haarlem February Eventsexpatshaarlem

expatsHaarlem February events

Get ready for an unforgettable month as we present amazing events…
The Dutch Education Council has voiced criticism towards the government's proposed measures aimed at restricting the influx of international students into the Netherlands. Expressing skepticism, the advisory body particularly questioned the feasibility of regulations concerning lectures delivered in languages other than Dutch. Announced by the Ministry of Education in April, these measures intend to uphold Dutch as the primary language of instruction in universities and colleges. The proposed mandate would limit the portion of courses delivered in a language other than Dutch to one-third, with English commonly chosen as the alternative language. Any institution exceeding this limit would require approval from the minister. The Education Council highlighted concerns regarding the additional administrative burden these measures would impose, especially on institutions already offering approved courses. They emphasized the tight nine-month timeframe given for institutions to develop and submit proposals, alongside unclear compliance guidelines. The Council warned of significant organizational and staffing implications for universities and academic institutions should certain programs be restricted from delivering lectures in another language. Moreover, the Council emphasized a missing aspect in the proposal: the financial incentive for institutions to attract more foreign students, resulting in heightened competition among them. They urged the government to explore alternative methods of funding distribution to manage the influx of international students, a consideration postponed by the ministry. However, the Education Council expressed optimism regarding the potential imposition of maximum limits on international student numbers for specific courses. They cited concerns over insufficient resources such as teachers, facilities, and student accommodations, particularly in urban areas. The Council indicated university support for such limitations. Furthermore, the Council of State will also provide its opinion on the proposal, following which the Cabinet will review and potentially adjust the plans before submission to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the Dutch parliament. Established over a century ago, the Dutch Education Council provides policy and legislative advice to successive Cabinets, ministries, and parliaments. Comprising 12 members appointed based on expertise, the autonomous and independent Council operates under an annual work program determined by the Minister of Education, Culture, and Science.Unsplash

Dutch Education Council criticizes plan brakes on international students

The Dutch Education Council has voiced criticism towards the…
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The day you discover your “WHY” is the the your life truly begins

  𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟮 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁…
ValentineComedyexpatshaarlem

Haarlem Valentine Comedy

Come and join the HAARLEM VALENTINE COMEDY. A Stand-Up Comedy…
International Pub Quiz Haarlem FebruaryexpatsHaarlem

International Pub Quiz Haarlem February

Show your knowledge, make some new friends, enjoy good beer and…
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Winter weather is causing hectic morning rush hour; More snow forecast

Inclement winter weather is causing chaos during the morning…
. It is the first time since August that gas has been so cheapexpatshaarlem

Gas prices drop to the lowest point in more than 4 months

The price of a megawatt hour of gas fell to below 30 euros on…
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ExpatsHaarlem Events second half of January 2024

As we settle into the new year, we invite you to join us for…
Haarlem New Year's Comedyexpatshaarlem

Haarlem New Year’s Comedy

🎉 Start the year with Fun at our New Year Comedy Show! 🎭✨ Join…
Winter weather causes problems on the railways and busy roadside assistance

Winter weather causes problems on the railways and busy roadside assistance

Winter weather conditions will lead to a reduction in train services…
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Are you living the life you envisioned ?

8 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆,…
Jeroen Leenders Haarlemexpatshaarlem

Jeroen Leenders comedy stand-up show in Haarlem

Get ready for an unforgettable comedy show in English in Haarlem…
New Year Brewery Comedyexpatshaarlem

New Year Brewery Comedy

Get ready to laugh, clink glasses, and welcome 2024 with a bang!…
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Epiphany celebrations

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Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany…
20 New Year resolutionsexpatsHaarlem

20 New Year resolutions

The start of a year is also when people evaluate what they have…

New Year’s plunge

Those crazy Dutch! Once you survived Sinterklaas, Christmas and…