If you hear sirens and it is Monday don't panic!

Loud sirens? On Monday? Don’t panic! In Haarlem and elsewhere in the country the first Monday of every month at 12:00 the air raid is tested to check whether the sirens work anywhere and can be heard, but also to keep the alarm system in the public consciousness. Somewhat disconcerting the first time you hear them if you don’t know about it! And even if you know it: in one way or another, I’m getting touched by that sound.

(Source: Wikipedia)




Publisher / Community / Marketing Manager at expatsHaarlem
Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.

Latest posts by Arianna (see all)

2 replies
  1. Nick Ferrara
    Nick Ferrara says:

    Never thought about this being at other places, I always just thought it was something that my work did on the first Monday of the month…I guess I am there each time it happens 🙂

Comments are closed.