Interview of the month

Interview of the month November 2016

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Arriving in a new country is such a change, and  how to feel…

Haarlem Connect 2016

A night full of interesting speakers, performances, the Information…
interview

Challenges of Expats – Interview of the month February

This month I introduce you to Nadia, from South-Africa to Weesp…
birth

I gave birth in the Netherlands – and it didn’t suck

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As a foreigner living in the Netherlands, probably you've heard…
Gifts

Top tips in choosing gifts for children for the holiday season

The holiday season can be a period of frenzy for most parents.…
Terrorism (photo: Ksayer1 ob Flickr)

Answering our kids’ WHY question on terrorism

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Since the events of 13/11 in Paris, perhaps you've seen the articles…
Talk (photo: Tracy Brown Hamilton)

Why You Should Encourage Your Kids to Talk Back

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Earlier this summer, when it was finally my daughter's turn for…
Kinderopvang Op Stoom

Op Stoom: The best kinderopvang in Haarlem

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I am the mum of three little kids: a five-year-old son and two…

FIVE WAYS TO RECONNECT WITH YOUR CHILD AFTER SCHOOL

After six weeks of summer vacation, I find myself going back…
Important facts for the first step to elementary school (Photo: Leóny Lasschuit)

Important facts for the first step to elementary school

  In this article I focus on the first step towards the…
Greenjoying Loosdrechtse Plassen

Ride the waves with Greenjoy

Anniversary

EXPATSHAARLEM’ S FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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Happy Anniversary! EXPATSHAARLEM TURNS 1! It has been…
Geluksroute Haarlem

expatsHaarlem participates in the Geluksroute / Happiness Route Haarlem

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“Happiness is only real, when shared” – Christopher McCandless…

ProefPark Haarlem indoor winter edition!

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After two successful summer editions from ProefPark the time…
Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs - watch this video: animals

Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs

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Effective and funny Dutch teaching program for kids - and adults…

expatsHaarlem Christmas AperiParty

It’s the time of the year again….. Sinterklaas, Christmas,…
ESPRESSO LOUNGE: COOL!

ESPRESSO LOUNGE: COOL!

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Espresso Lounge opened its doors in the Kleine Houtstraat in…
Book Review: “Rembrandt and Kiki Move to the Netherlands” / “Rembrandt and Kiki Verhuizen naar Nederland”

Book Review: “Rembrandt and Kiki Move to the Netherlands” / “Rembrandt and Kiki Verhuizen naar Nederland”

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This new book on the bilingual block is the first of a planned…
Primary school in the Netherlands (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Primary school in the Netherlands

Compulsory education under Dutch law applies to children of all…
Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands - Part 2: Nanny Care/Childminder Care (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands – Part 2: Nanny Care/Childminder Care

Are you looking for high quality childcare for your baby or toddler?…
NLs in top five countries for mothers (Photo; Arianna Ardia)

NLs in top five countries for mothers

The chance of a woman in the Netherlands dying during pregnancy…
Letter To the Young Mum in the Mammacare Waiting Area

Letter To the Young Mum in the Mammacare Waiting Area

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Yesterday in the waiting area I noticed you. You came out of…
Run for KiKa

expatsHaarlem runs for KiKa, against cancer in children

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It must be every parent's worst nightmare: hearing that your…
Five forms of child care in the Netherlands - Day care

Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands – Part 1: Day care

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Are you expecting your first child soon? And are you looking…
New rules for day care tax reduction in 2014 (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

New rules for day care tax reduction in 2014

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Working and having or expecting to have kids at the day care…
The government has extended the leave regulation (Picture: Arianna Ardia)

The government has extended the leave regulation

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If a mother dies during giving birth to her child, the father…
Duinrell: a fun day out or family vacation

Duinrell: a fun day out or family vacation

Duinrell is an amusement park located in Wassenaar, close to…