Lifestyle: Living, Leisure, Work and Wellness

dutch wedding

An expat's guide to arranging a Haarlem wedding

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The Netherlands is now home to 75,000 expats, many of whom have…
budget travel

Traveling on a budget

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With the number of sunny days increasing, the temperatures rising…
Housing & Career Event 2022expatsHaarlem

Housing & Career Event 2022

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Get information, meet services and businesses, attend free workshops…
Top Comedy in the bustling and impressive Koepel Dome with top comedian Greg Shapiroexpatshaarlem

Koepel Comedy

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GREG SHAPIRO, one of the best comedians in the Netherlands,…
Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

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

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…
Haarlem Tax Event 2022expatsHaarlem

Haarlem Tax Event 2022

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Learn how the Dutch tax system works and how to file your Dutch…
Haarlem Comedy Factory - Mama ComedyexpatsHaarlem

Haarlem Comedy Factory - Mama Comedy

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Join us on Saturday 23 April at Mama Gaia for the very first…
busy

I’m so busy...

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Have you noticed how often people say they’re ”so busy”?…
solo parenting

Holding the fort abroad: Tips for solo parents

Expat parenting can bring its own unique challenges – and especially…
Easter in the NetherlandsEastergabe-pierce-Unsplash

Easter weekend in the Netherlands

This year the Easter weekend will be from 16 till 18…
nicoletta tavella

EASTER SPECIAL: OVEN-BAKED SALMON WITH HONEY AND MUSTARD

This is one of my most popular recipes and a guarantee for success…
pie

TORTA PASQUALINA, EASTER PIE FROM LIGURIA

At home we always eat this savory pie for Easter. It is, together…
Haarlem bees

Keeping Haarlem’s bees buzzing

When it comes to bee populations, the Netherlands’ efforts…
April Events Haarlem 2022
Comedy on Top of Haarlem - Back!

Comedy on Top of Haarlem - Back!

Our popular standup Comedy on Top of Haarlem is back! The Haarlem…
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Join Little Italy Event

Taste, discover and experience la Bella Italia in Haarlem on…
Little Italy in Concert

Little Italy in Concert

Roberto Galanto and Dario di Mango will give you a lovely evening…
King's Day

King's Day

King's day is just round the corner, this is when the whole country…
Double Saturday Fun Comedy this March in Haarlem

Double Saturday Fun Comedy this March in Haarlem

Get a double dose of laughs this Saturday 19 March at the English…
freeganism

Can you be a freegan in Haarlem?

The world has a huge problem with food waste, and the Netherlands…
Dating as an expat

Getting back into the dating game as an expat

So, you’ve just arrived in Haarlem, and you’re ready to expand…
hometown mexico city

Let’s talk about hometowns: Mexico City

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
Mach Events Haarlem
Stay fit this winter with these Indoor gym essentialsCarl Barcelo

Stay fit this winter with these indoor gym essentials

Even if it’s cold and rainy outside, there’s no reason to…
Income Tax Webinar
travel luxury for almost free

Life after corporate: How to afford luxury travels almost for free.

LIVING IN LUXURY HOUSES. Life after corporate, what will you…
science universities in haarlem

The best universities in Haarlem to study science & technology

There is an increasing number of families and individuals moving…
Bavo tower turns blue and yellow for Ukraine

Bavo tower turns blue and yellow for Ukraine

The tower of the Grote or Sint Bavo Church on the Grote Markt…
purpose vivian

Finding your why (& why having a purpose helps)

What is my purpose in life? What makes me happy? Should I be…