Lifestyle: Living, Leisure, Work and Wellness

Brewery Magic Show

Brewery Magic Show

Experience a magic evening in one of Amsterdam's best breweries! Step…
Replacement parking systems in Haarlem parking garagespixabay

Replacement parking systems in Haarlem parking garages

In the 6 community parking garages, the parking systems are being…
Watercraft and jet skis no longer welcome in Haarlem watersPexels

Water scooters and jet skis no longer welcome in Haarlem waters

Water scooters and jet skis are no longer allowed in Haarlem's…
8 benefits of living in Haarlem

You live in The Netherlands but you don’t live in Amsterdam? 8 benefits of choosing Haarlem.

Whenever I tell my friends and family back home that I live in…

The Brewery Comedy Club featuring Trevor Lock

Good beer, good laughs, great times: come experience a night…
Luilak 2022

Luilak Day

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Saturday before Pentecost: little wagons and a lot of noise?…
Brewery Pub Quiz

International Pub Quiz @Breugem Brew Pub

Show your knowledge, make some new friends, enjoy good beer and…
National Mills Day

National Mills Day 2023

On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2023, it is again Friends Lottery…
Happy Mother's Day! (Picture: Arianna Ardia)

Happy Mother's Day!

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Moederdag or Mother's Day in the Netherlands is always the second…
Gemaal_Halfweg

Stoomgemaal Halfweg will be open during Mill and Pumping Station Days

HALFWEG - Stoomgemaal Halfweg / Steam pumping station Halfweg…
Get ready for an unforgettable comedy show by Jeroen Leenders, who achieved a true cult status within the Belgian and Dutch comedy scene.

Jeroen Leenders comedy stand-up show in Haarlem

Get ready for an unforgettable comedy show in English in Haarlem…
Comedy on Top of Haarlem May 2023expatshaarlem

Comedy on Top of Haarlem May at DeDAKKAS with Donal Vaughan

Triple-Award winning comedian Donal Vaughan will be the headliner…
First half of May expatsHaarlem events
Vijfhoekkunstroute 2023

Vijfhoekkunstroute 2023

The 2023 Vijfhoekkunstroute 2023 (Pentagon Art Route) is on 13…
Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground, is open

Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground is open again

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Speelparadijs Linnaeushof: the biggest playground of Europe is…
Hyde Park Expat Open House Event

Hyde Park Expat Open House Event

Looking for a wonderful apartment, with the luxury of all kinds…
Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

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

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…
wheelchair accessibility in Haarlem

How does Haarlem measure up in the wheelchair accessibility stakes?

The Netherlands prides itself on how it caters for wheelchair…
Koningsdag / King's Day in Haarlem

Koningsdag / King's Day in Haarlem

Haarlem celebrates King's Day and you are welcome to join the…
King's Day

King's Day

King's day is just round the corner, this is when the whole country…
student life blog: global challenges

STUDENT LIFE: 5 global challenges students in the Netherlands can help solve.

Today’s world faces a number of complex challenges. Wondering…
Bloemencorso Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2023

Bloemencorso Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2023

The Bloemencorso of the Bollenstreek is the largest…
Fire barn at Haarlem primary school

Fire barn at Haarlem primary school

Tonight, Sunday 16 April 2023, a fire broke out in a shed in…
Funfair Grote Markt 2023

Funfair Grote Markt 2023

The funfair on the Grote Markt is here again and will be from…
Final decision to extend paid parking in Haarlem

Final decision to extend paid parking in Haarlem

On 30 March 2023, the city council of the Municipality of Haarlem…
Train derails in Voorschoten: one killed, thirty hurt

Train derails in Voorschoten: one killed, thirty hurt

A passenger train derailed in Voorschoten last night after colliding…
Schiphol scraps night flights within two years,

Schiphol scraps night flights within two years, bans private jets

Schiphol wants to cancel all flights at night within two years…
expatsHaarlem April Events
Haarlem Comedy Factory - Friday Fun Special

This Friday - Friday Fun Comedy Special with Greg Shapiro & Ghieslaine Guardiola

Get ready for an unforgettable night of laughter with the Haarlem…
Keukenhoff openKeukenhoff

Spring has started and Keukenhof is open!

Flower exhibition Keukenhof received its first visitors this…