Why do we love the snow?

Why do we love the snow so much?

There's no doubt that we are going through some weird times with…
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Local Charities Worldwide: four Haarlemmers start a revolution of giving

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I don’t know about you but I am quite done getting my heart…
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When your family doesn't support your dream

What do you do if you are lacking support from your loved ones?…
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The tricky expat question: where is home?

Expats the world over establish themselves in new places, but…
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Dutch government resigns: what are the consequences for the corona crisis?

The Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte’s government resigned on…
Netherlands to remain in lockdown until at least 9 February inclusiveMartin Sanchez on Unsplash

Dutch lockdown continues until at least 9 February

On the evening of Tuesday 12 January, prime minister Mark…
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Freebies for newborns in the Netherlands

When your new baby is delivered, this will undoubtedly be the…
Compulsary negative coronavirus test for all travellersHarm Jakob Tolsma

Compulsary negative coronavirus test for all travellers

A compulsory negative COVID-19 test result is now required for…
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Live life without regrets

Living life without regrets needs you need to take the leap.…
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A coronavirus patient from Haarlem taken by helicopter to German hospital

On Monday 21 December, a  coronavirus patient from Haarlem was…
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Feeling blue this festive season?

Some of us, this year more than ever, might be dreading the upcoming…
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8894 new infections yesterday, 1600 more than the weekly average

A total of 8894 new confirmed coronavirus infections were reported…
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Simpel voted Website of the Year 2020

On 26 November, 2020, Simpel was voted the 'Website of the Year…
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Addressing the need to be liked

It is time to stop being a people pleaser and instead make time…
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Intensive mothering: the concept fully explained

Have you ever heard of ‘intensive mothering’? It could be…
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…
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Coronavirus in Haarlem: latest numbers from the RIVM

The total number of Haarlem residents that tested positive…
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How to let go of limiting beliefs

Your challenge is to shut down the monkey mind in order to break…
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Uncertainties of global mobility for expats during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has basically impacted all aspects of life…
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Tips for communicating with your kids

Trying to get your message across in a busy household takes work.…
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Manifest anything you want

Every day, every moment, every second, we are determining our…
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A healthy dose of nostalgia

Is there actually such a thing as a healthy dose of nostalgia?…
Green-roofed bus shelters in HaarlemArianna Ardia-Wenink

Green-roofed bus shelters in Haarlem

Two bus shelters at the Verwulft in Haarlem have gone 'green'.…