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Sint Maarten’s Day

St. Martin's Day or Sint Maarten in Dutch is a popular children's…
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Crafting a lantern for Sint Maarten

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On November 11, it's Sint Maarten (Saint Martin)' s Day. Sint…
SportSupport Halve Haarlemexpatshaarlem

SportSupport Halve of Haarlem.

On Sunday, 24 September 2023, the Grote Markt is the center of…
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Lake swimming: Haarlem’s natural watering holes

When the temperatures soar, what a better way to keep cool than…
Luilak 2022

Luilak Day

Saturday before Pentecost: little wagons and a lot of noise?…
Vijfhoekkunstroute 2023

Vijfhoekkunstroute 2023

The 2023 Vijfhoekkunstroute 2023 (Pentagon Art Route) is on 13…
Bloemencorso Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2023

Bloemencorso Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2023

The Bloemencorso of the Bollenstreek is the largest…
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New wing Pieter Teyler House open to the public

Teylers Museum has a new wing: the Pieter Teyler house. As blogger for expatsHaarlem I was invited for the opening to the press on 29 November 2021.
Sint Maarten will go on in Haarlem, but with coronavirus measures

Sint Maarten will go on in Haarlem, but with coronavirus measures

Singing with the kids door to door on Sint Maarten on Wednesday…
Back to school!Deleece Cook

Back to school!

If you’re a parent, you’ll be more than aware that children…
This course is meant for children in the age between 8 and 12 to expand their knowledge of Dutch. Both online and face-to-face in Haarlem, starting May 10th.

Dutch for Children

This Monday afternoon course is meant for children in the age…
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Choosing a primary school in Haarlem

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The process of picking the perfect primary school starts a long…
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The Netherlands ranked best place to grow up by UNICEF report

According to a recent UNICEF report, Dutch kids come out top…
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Tips for communicating with your kids

Trying to get your message across in a busy household takes work.…
8 tips to calm down your children when fighting at home.Unsplash, by Allen Taylor (@allentaylorjr)

How to calm down children?

When children are at home a lot, surrounded by their brothers…
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Dortmund Christmas Markets

A day trip to Dortmund Christmas Markets! When we think of the…
Interview of the month

Interview of the month November 2016

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Arriving in a new country is such a change, and  how to feel…
Gifts

Top tips in choosing gifts for children for the holiday season

The holiday season can be a period of frenzy for most parents.…
Terrorism (photo: Ksayer1 ob Flickr)

Answering our kids’ WHY question on terrorism

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Since the events of 13/11 in Paris, perhaps you've seen the articles…
ESPRESSO LOUNGE: COOL!

ESPRESSO LOUNGE: COOL!

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Espresso Lounge opened its doors in the Kleine Houtstraat in…
Primary school in the Netherlands (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Primary school in the Netherlands

Compulsory education under Dutch law applies to children of all…
Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands - Part 2: Nanny Care/Childminder Care (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands – Part 2: Nanny Care/Childminder Care

Are you looking for high quality childcare for your baby or toddler?…