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…

A free virtual vacation game. Enjoy!

I just discovered a way to go on virtual vacation and gain some useful knowledge at the same time!
Since June 5th the Mall of the Netherlands in Leidschendam presents an interactive TikTok-Museum.Solen Feyissa

First Tik-Tok-Museum in The Netherlands

Since June 5th the Mall of the Netherlands in Leidschendam presents…
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…
Pandemic Getaways

Wonderful and safe getaways during the pandemic

Since March 2020, the Netherlands has had several different levels…
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…
Cabinet tightens up measuresMarkus Winkler

Cabinet tightens up measures to tackle coronavirus

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On the evening of 3 November, prime minister Mark Rutte…
Major job losses are imminent at and around Schiphol due to coronaBen Koorengevel on Unsplash

Major job losses imminent at Schiphol due to coronavirus crisis

Due to the coronavirus crisis, about half of the jobs at and…
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…
Heavily pregnant cow walks into a busy Brabant restaurantDe Brabantse Kluis a

Heavily pregnant cow walks into a busy Brabant restaurant

Imagine this happens to you ... you are having a nice dinner…
Beverwijk Bazaar open or partly closed?falco via Pixabay

Concerns about coronavirus measures at Beverwijk Bazaar

The Veiligheidsregio Kennemerland (Kennemerland Region Security…
Testing centre at Schiphol Airport open from this week

Testing centre at Schiphol Airport open from this week

A testing centre at Schiphol Airport opened on Friday 14 August.…
Info face masks mandatory in parts of AmsterdamCity of Amsterdam

Face masks mandatory in parts of Amsterdam

Since Wednesday 5 August, it has been mandatory for anyone…
End of heat in sight: showers and thunderstorms and cooler weekendKNMI

End of heat in sight: showers and thunderstorms and cooler weekend

In a few days, the heatwave that the whole country has been dealing…
Refilling water bottle more dirty than licking toilet seatPhoto by Kate Joie on Unsplash

Refilling water bottle more dirty than licking toilet seat

While reusing water bottles is good for the environment, it may…
There is recurrent car vandalism in the Vijfhoek in Haarlem. Local Municipality and Police are aware of the situation but do nothing. The citizens pay the fee of this uncontrolled vandalism.

Car vandalism in the Vijfhoek

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Last Friday morning my car was damaged in de Vijfhoek. The perpetrator…
The Netherlands officially has the first national heat wave of the yearGerd Altmann via Pixabay

First official national heat wave of the year

The Netherlands officially has the first national heat wave of…
Greenjoy Boat Renting Summer 2020: Special € 20 Discount for expatsHaarlem readers

Greenjoy Boat Renting Summer 2020: Special € 20 Discount for expatsHaarlem readers

Wow, it’s amazing.. SUNNY WEATHER IN THE NETHERLANDS! Can you…
Dutch safari girafferoyalty free (author's own pic)

Go on safari 1.5 hours’ drive away from Haarlem

If you opted for a 'staycation' and are looking for ideas of…
Yellow heartsHaarlem Marketing

Yellow heart markings in Haarlem

Now that the city is reviving and more people are on the move,…
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Summer weather during and over Pentecost weekend

The summer weather, with plenty of sunshine and some cloud, is…
Corona

Dutch museums closed until 1 June

From the Van Gogh Museum to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, from…
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Around Haarlem during the coronavirus crisis

It is advisable to stay indoors at this time of social distancing.…
coronavirus

Netherlands closes schools, bars, cafes and restaurants in coronavirus fight

All schools and daycare centres in the Netherlands will be shut…
Dutch wineRoyalty free with no attribution required (from rawpixel)

Dutch wine: take a tour to discover your new favourite tipple

I know what you are thinking: the Netherlands is famous for its…
code yellow

Again code yellow in province for strong gusts of wind

For the whole of the Noord-Holland The Royal Netherlands Meteorological…
Carnaval

Carnival parade in Eindhoven cancelled due to high winds

The Carnival parade in Eindhoven has been cancelled this weekend…