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my books 2021

The 8 books I loved in 2021

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Old and new, fiction and real, funny and sad, these are my favourite…
Kus van de cactus

Travel through your senses, and let them take you to Mexico

When you think of home, what is the first thing that comes to…
Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what changes from June 26Meghan Holmes

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what changes from June 26

From June 26 most of the coronavirus measures in the Netherlands…
repatriation expatNest

REPATRIATION: Will I ever feel that I belong somewhere?

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I love the concept of “Cultureland”. It expresses the essence…
Aneta photo win

Aneta, who won the 'Unlike Portrait Awards', lives in Haarlem!

I recently saw this portrait that left me speechless. The light,…
Haarlem women's day

International Women’s Day: 12 remarkable Haarlemmer women!

March 8 is the International Women's Day and here in Expats Haarlem…
upside-down reflection

Can we really compare our cultures?

Across the globe, ways of life differ immeasurably – yet people…
Bermuda hometown

Let's talk about hometowns: Bermuda

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
hometown boscotrecase

Let’s talk about hometowns: Boscotrecase, Italy

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
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Online creative pursuits for May

People are dealing with our current episode of dormancy in different…
Haarlem ChristmasInage by Jill Wellington ©

Things to do in Haarlem this December

Happy holidays to all our expatsHaarlem readers, December has…
canal© Siebe Baarda

Things to do in Haarlem this January.

January is a sleepy month, as Haarlem recovers from the merrymaking,…

Plastic pollution – ignoring doesn’t mean solving.

When I was a kid, I found a pigeon on the street. It couldn’t…
living abroad

14 Ways to Survive the Holidays when you’re Living Abroad

December begins and that means the holiday season arrives. If…
December

Things to do in Haarlem this December

Sings - 'It's the most wonderful time of the year!' I can't believe…
travelling alone

17+ Important Things you need to know when travelling alone.

Wherever you are in the world, some questions always come back:…
Christmas

Eco-friendly Christmas ideas that are also good for the Earth

We are living in times when caring about our environment is also…
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How I Became My Home

This year marks a decade of me being an expat and I see now that…
Christoph Paulik

Visit Leonardo da Vinci at the Teylers Museum

The Teylers Museum for art and science opened in 1784 – five…
horror books

3 classic horror books for a spooky Halloween

When I was a little king my mother used to read to me and my…
toneel and filmschuur

Toneel and Filmschuur 'language no problem' program from September to December.

Toneel-en Filmschuur Haarlem offers a ‘language no problem’…
Museum Haarlem

A Visit to the Museum Haarlem

Located in the southern area of the city centre, the Museum Haarlem…
Hofje

Dutch History; Haarlem the home of the Hofjes

A hofje is a Dutch word for a courtyard with almshouses around…
friends

6 tips on how to make friends

Leaving your friends and support network behind can be one of…