children expats

Helping children adjust to a wonderful new life in Haarlem

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The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report has named the Netherlands…
Yes/no stickers

Yes/no stickers to be replaced by online junk and advertising mail register

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From 1 January 2023, the registration of every household whether…
Fast delivery servicesBrett Jordan on Unsplash

Fast delivery services triple client base in 2021

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The fast delivery market is growing turbulently in the Netherlands.…
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…
Store Your Seasonal Décor Like A ProKetut Subiyanto on Pexels

Store Your Seasonal Décor Like A Pro

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Cooler temps mean the holidays are coming and bringing with them…
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.…
candles in the windowroyalty free (reuse possible without attribution)

Christmas from home in Haarlem: shining light on an Irish tradition

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Making sure there is a candle flickering in the window is one…
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…
Expat Cinema: Amélie

Expat Cinema: Amélie

One of the most iconic French films of all time returns to cinemas, presented one time only with English subtitles on Sunday 19 December at 14:30 hours by The Schuur in collaboration with expatsHaarlem. 
December Events in Haarlem

December Events in Haarlem

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EXPAT CINEMA: The Hand of God
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…
In which countries do people exercise most around the world and what stops them doing more?Emma Simpson on Unsplash

In which countries do people exercise most around the world and what stops them doing more?

A new global Ipsos study conducted with the World Economic Forum…
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.…
Expat Cinema: Do Not Hesitate

Expat Cinema: Do Not Hesitate

On Sunday November 21st Toneelschuur and expatsHaarlem will present…
November 2021 Events in HaarlemMarc Kleen

November 2021 Events in Haarlem

''11 November is the nacht....''. Sint Maarten 2021 is happening.…
Sint Maarten will go on in Haarlem, but with coronavirus measures

Sint Maarten will go on in Haarlem, but with coronavirus measures

Singing with the kids door to door on Sint Maarten on Wednesday…
Jip & Janneke (image: Annie M.G. Schmidt)

Crafting a lantern for Sint Maarten

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On November 11, it's Sint Maarten (Saint Martin)' s Day. Sint…
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,…
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…
Back to school!Deleece Cook

Back to school!

If you’re a parent, you’ll be more than aware that children…
free COVID self-testsDimitri Karastelev

Ordering free COVID self-tests

The Dutch government has announced that between 10 August and…
Coronavirus vaccinations without appointmentUnsplash

Coronavirus vaccinations without appointment

Have you not been vaccinated against COVID-19 yet but do you…
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.…
butterfly parks in the netherlands

The butterfly effect: A butterfly can flap its wings in a park in the Netherlands, and you get people visiting it.

The Netherlands with many picturesque cities around its canals…