Experience Haarlem Fair

Speeches, presentations, workshops, exhibitors, kids entertainment, Tierney’s Pub Quiz, popular music band The Buccaneers, drinks, meeting people & having fun.

Join the largest bilingual fair in the Haarlem area!

The program will cover topics from a wide range of businesses and organisations, there will also be workshops and presentations on:
Housing – Transport –  Finance – Healthcare – Relocation – Employment – Entrepreneurship – Families – Education – Culture – Going Out – Food – Hobbies – Sports and Clubs. All conveniently brought together under one roof.

Experience Haarlem will take place on Saturday September 30th in Hart Haarlem, a gorgeous building in the center of Haarlem, there is parking and a bus station nearby, and easy to reach from Haarlem Central Station, so also from outside Haarlem.

The fair is from 2-5 pm. Then, starting at 5 pm, it’s time for entertainment with Tierney’s Irish Pub Quiz and the performance of the popular music band and festival winner The Bucaneers. The bar will be open for all your social and business networking needs. You might even make some new friends !

Families are welcome and can drop the little ones off at the Kids’ area, a supervised play space by professional childcare for children aged zero to eight years. The fair presents offer for older kids as well.


2 pm – 5 pm FAIR. Professional childcare program for the kids.


  • 5:00 opening
  • 5:15 pm PUB QUIZ by Tierney’s Irish Pub,
  • 6-7 pm DRINKS

Read more on the Experience Haarlem website.


Seminar Room

  • 2:30-3:00 pm – Vincent J. van Wijgerden of Expat Taxes; The Dutch Income Tax System and 30% ruling explained: a Short Guide to the world of Dutch taxes for expats
  • 3:10-3:40 pm O’ona Soussi; Career On Purpose; Career transitions made simple: 6 critical steps to find your meaningful work
  • 3:50-4:30 pm – Margreet van ’t Haaff of TaalHuis; Workshop Spreek Nederlands met mij.
  • 4:40- 5:10 pm – Jeroen Spek and Dennis De Waart of De DAKKAS; A green and urban place to meet, eat and drink and enjoy the view!

Workshop Room Sessions

  • 2:20-2:50 pm – Cara Crisler and Mirjam Schulpen of Mirjam Schulpen Coaching & Training,  LESS stress and conflict . . . MORE understanding and peace
  • 3:00-3:20 pm – Danielle de Graaf of Kinderopvang Haarlem. Day nursery and Out-of-school childcare in Haarlem.
  • 3:30-4:00 pm – Rachel Smets of Rachel Smets Trainer, Cultures: Be different. Make a difference.  
  • 4:10 -4:40 pm –  Liaget Anwar of Independent Expat Finance & Sjouke Jager of My Home Relocator, How to get financial peace of mind & Buying a house in the Netherlands
  • 4:10 -5:20 pm – Irene Bunt of Settle Services ‘Renting a house in and around Haarlem’.

Read more on the Experience Haarlem website.

Experience Haarlem

35 Exhibitors 

A1 Executive Estate, AltraItalia,Blacktower/Beacon Financial Education,Cara Crisler – Easing Connection, Career On Purpose, Coach Active, Cricketclub Rood/Wit, expatsHaarlem, Expat Taxes, Haarlem Foto Club, Haarlem Hotel Suites,Haarlem Marketing, Haarlemmermeersche Golfclub, Hart Haarlem, Holland Casino, Kinderopvang (Kids Day care) Haarlem, Kenamju Sport & Health, Independent Expat Finance, International School Haarlem, Iyengar Yoga, Jacinta Noonan, LightHouse properties, Madrelingua Language Services, Mijn Financier.nl, My Home Relocator, Mister Mortgages, Platform B, Rabobank, Settle Services, Taalthuis, Tierney’s Irish Pub,Toneelschuur Haarlem, Vrijwilligers Centrale Haarlem, 24 NANNIES.

Experience Haarlem

Kids Entertainment 

24NANNIES will make sure the kids are entertained. Find their program and sign up your kids here. Parents can enjoy the fair and have a coffee together while the kids are having fun. Kids can also try the swing with Haarlemmermeersche Golfclub and parents get information about kids karate, judo, kickboxing, swimming (diploma) and cricket at the fair.

Experience Haarlem

Entertainment program

  • Opening by Arianna Ardia-Wenink, initiator of the Experience Haarlem Fair
  • 5:15, Pub quiz by Tierney’s Irish Pub
  • 5:30-6:15Live band The Buccaneers
  • 6-7 Drinks

Hungry? Tierney’s Irish Pub serves serve Beef and Guinness stew.

Read more on the Experience Haarlem website.

Experience Haarlem


Experience Haarlem


1 reply
  1. Rachel Smets
    Rachel Smets says:

    The FAIR was an absolute SUCCESS!!!
    Well done Team ExpatsHaarlem!
    I was happy to be invited as a speaker and share my cultural magic formula 🙂
    Looking forward to the pictures.

    THANK YOU so much and let’s continue to the next event!

    Greetings from Rachel

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