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Fast delivery services triple client base in 2021

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The fast delivery market is growing turbulently in the Netherlands.…
hospitality sector protestArtem Beliaikin

More hospitality sector protest actions after saturday success

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Cafes and restaurants all over the Netherlands opened their doors…
Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 JanuaryEwien van Bergeijk

Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 January

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Although more than 200,000 people are now testing positive…
Oliebollen, a Dutch New Year's tradition

Oliebollen, a Dutch New Year's tradition

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It is a Dutch tradition to eat 'oliebollen' on New Year's Day.…
COVID-19: The Unwanted Christmas GuestJonathan Borba

COVID-19: The Unwanted Christmas Guest

I have such fond memories of Christmas time. Growing up, I would…
Lockdown in the Netherlands to buy time ahead of Omicron surgeLewis Ashton

Lockdown in the Netherlands to buy time ahead of Omicron surge

The Netherlands is going back into lockdown from Sunday morning…
December Events in Haarlem

December Events in Haarlem

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Earlier Coronavirus press conference on Friday, as hospital problems mount

Coronavirus press conference this Friday, as hospital problems grow

Demissionary prime minister Mark Rutte and health minister Hugo…
Press conference: Light lockdown and 2G policy to comeMatt Seymour

Press conference: Light lockdown and 2G policy to come

The Netherlands will be going into a three-week light lockdown.…
New coronavirus measures: face masks are back, more working at home again and coronapass entry in more locations

New coronavirus measures: face masks are back, more working at home again and coronapass entry in more locations

The government  has announced this second of November, 2021,…
Kus van de cactus

Travel through your senses, and let them take you to Mexico

When you think of home, what is the first thing that comes to…
As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres from others. The coronavirus entry pass system is being introduced

Netherlands to reopen further with coronavirus entry pass

As of 25 September, we no longer have to stay 1.5 metres…
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EMOTIONAL EATING: WHY IT HAPPENS AND HOW TO MAKE THE SHIFT

Do you eat when you feel stressed, sad, happy, lonely, bored…
No restrictions for on-site learning but other measures against COVID-19 extendedDaniel Schludi

No restrictions for on-site learning but other measures against COVID-19 extended

This week saw the 22 millionth dose of vaccine administered.…
5 classic cocktails

5 delicious cocktails that stand the test of time

They are called classic cocktails because they were created in…
Pentecost 2021 is on the 23th and 24th of June. Here a couple of tips to spend your long weekend.Pexels

Pentecost 2021 in Holland

Something that intrigued me ever since I first arrived in Holland…
Bavaria takes over Haarlem brewery UiltjeUiltje

Bavaria takes over Haarlem brewery Uiltje

Uiltje Brewing Company from Haarlem, the brewer of specialty…
A good year Czech wines

Dreams do come true and Dušan lives his in Haarlem!

When I met Dušan the first thing I saw was his passion for Czech…
Snow with bisschopswijn

Dutch snow? Time for Dutch mulled wine: bisschopswijn!

Finally, we had the snow storm we all have been waiting for and…
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Festive food deliveries in Haarlem: order a tasty New Year treat!

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The period between Christmas and New Year can be a hazy, lazy…
YouTube gives visitors the option to see less alcohol and gambling adscottonbro via Pexels

YouTube gives visitors the option to see less alcohol and gambling ads

YouTube will give visitors to the video site the option to see…
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Putting wild game on the menu

Most of our favourite comfort food is born in the recipes that…
Simpel Award Website of the year 2020!Simple

Simpel voted Website of the Year 2020

On 26 November, 2020, Simpel was voted the 'Website of the Year…
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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…
SMaSH Beer

SMaSH Beer Packet Taste Test

We are proud to present the first ever expatsHaarlem beer review!…
STAD AMSTERDAM AT THE MARITIME MUSEUMTHE MARITIME MUSEUM AMSTERDAM

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…