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…
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Holding the fort abroad: Tips for solo parents

Expat parenting can bring its own unique challenges – and especially…
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Easter weekend in the Netherlands

This year the Easter weekend will be from 16 till 18…
April Events Haarlem 2022
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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…
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Let’s talk about hometowns: Mexico City

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
Mach Events Haarlem
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3 steps to reopen the Netherlands

The Netherlands is going to open up. Not all at once, but…
Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in the Netherlands

Amidst the grey and rainy Dutch winter comes Valentine’s Day,…
Kathedrale Basiliek Sint BavoClaudio MAnzone

Climb the tower of the cathedral

Making your way through spiral staircases, vaults, church bells,…
Yes/no stickers

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

From 1 January 2023, the registration of every household whether…
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Fast delivery services triple client base in 2021

The fast delivery market is growing turbulently in the Netherlands.…
children expats

Helping children adjust to a wonderful new life in Haarlem

The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report has named the Netherlands…
Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 JanuaryEwien van Bergeijk

Shops, gyms and hairdressers reopen on Saturday 15 January

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

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

It is a Dutch tradition to eat 'oliebollen' on New Year's Day.…
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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
EXPAT CINEMA: The Hand of God