January is a sleepy month, as Haarlem recovers from the merrymaking, present giving and fireworks extravaganza. But there are one or two events happening this month that may inspire you to venture out in this dark, gloomy month.

Finishing on January 6, it is your last chance to visit the Teylers Museum to see the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Get your tickets here.

On Thursday, January 10 you can visit and see the local language school, Taalthuis for an open day.

Continuing until February, Frans Halls Museum is hosting a special exhibition of the artist, Frans Halls alongside modern artists who are inspired by Frans Halls. Get your tickets here.

On Sunday,13 January is the Amsterdam Light Festival Walk. More information and sign up here

On Wednesday, 16 January is the Dutch Language Cafe, where you can informally practise your Dutch with other expats and locals. Don’t forget to sign up!

On Sunday

On Friday, 18 January is the Haarlem Comedy Night. With a great line up: Sjoerd Scott aka the “intellectual infant; dead eyed scumbag from Hertfordshire, England, Sam Humes; storyteller without an ego, Rogier Bak and Steven Morgan, a ‘confident’ comedian who as an ‘intentional’ lack of self-awareness. After the comedy, singer Anita Sanders will perform and then it’s time for a New Year’s Toast!
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On Friday, 18 January is also the expatsHaarlem New Year’s Drink with a performance of singer Anita Sanders. Then it’s to time to make a new year’s toast en meet and chat together. Make sure to sign up and get your tickets for free.

On Monday, 21 January is the Haarlem Social Groups Blue Monday at Hello I am Local. On Thursday, 31 January there is a Pub Quiz at the same location sign up here.


This article will get updated when new and interesting events when they confirm time and dates. Please check back often!

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Katie Joy was born and raised in London and now lives in Haarlem with her partner and their two cats. Katie Joy runs her own handmade jewelry business from home and is the Editor in Chief for ExpatsHaarlem. She enjoys exploring Haarlem, trying new places to eat and drink and likes to immerse herself in the Dutch lifestyle.
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