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Haarlem happenings in December

December is here and the festive season is just around the corner!…
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November happenings for Haarlem's 775 years

This month our November events are fully focused on the fantastic…
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Haarlem: 775 years!

On 23 November, in the year 1245, Haarlem received city rights…
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Cycling with kids in the Netherlands

Dutch kids grow up on bikes – and it is never too early to…
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Dutch coffee quirks

Yes, it is official: the Dutch drink an awful lot of coffee.…
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Haarlem happenings in October

The autumn agenda has some seasonal events taking place in October…
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Agatha Christie books you should read (and read again)

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During these recent strange times and periods of uncertainty,…
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Stad Amsterdam at the Maritime Museum

The clipper Stad Amsterdam will be moored at The National Maritime…
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September events in Haarlem

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Haarlem’s events agenda is slowly getting busier in certain…
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Funny language flops of an expat

The best way to master a foreign language is to jump in and start…
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:…
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'A sense of place' is our favourite wine store in Haarlem!

After Markus Praat spent 6 months managing a wine store in Brooklyn,…
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August happenings around Haarlem

For anyone staying around Haarlem this August, we picked out…
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Haarlem’s otherworldly street art by Sidney Waerts

What’s your favourite activity to do when you move to a new…
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Lessons learnt since my last birthday

Every year, we celebrate our own birthdays – and what a good…
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Things to do around Haarlem during July

As July rolls in, more restrictions are eased and more events…
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Revelations of repatriation: 3-step-model to help you prepare

If you live overseas and are considering heading back home after…
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Bison in Haarlem’s backyard

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Did you know that there is a herd European bison roaming a stone’s…
Rijksmuseum open 1 June

Rijksmuseum opens on 1 June

The Rijksmuseum will re-open on 1 June. All visitors need to…
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Haarlemmers take action for 500 refugee children from the Greek camps #WeesWelkom #500kinderen

A human chain was formed in the Grote Markt on the evening of…
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Can you drink Santorini in a glass of wine?

You have a piece of stone in the middle of the Aegean sea. Hot,…