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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…
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REPATRIATION: Will I ever feel that I belong somewhere?

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I love the concept of “Cultureland”. It expresses the essence…
Netherlands to remain in lockdown until at least 9 February inclusiveMartin Sanchez on Unsplash

Dutch lockdown continues until at least 9 February

On the evening of Tuesday 12 January, prime minister Mark…
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Feeling blue this festive season?

Some of us, this year more than ever, might be dreading the upcoming…
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Intensive mothering: the concept fully explained

Have you ever heard of ‘intensive mothering’? It could be…
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A healthy dose of nostalgia

Is there actually such a thing as a healthy dose of nostalgia?…
Schools start again in North HollandVeilig Verkeer Nederland

Schools start again in North Holland

The primary schools will start again on Monday 17 August. This…
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Top tips for last-minute Christmas shopping

Okay so it's December 18th, you could start to panic BUT we would…
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Life in the Netherlands

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90 days in: Life in the Netherlands. Is it time to stick or twist? When…
Houtfestival

Houtfestival: open-air music and dance festival

One of Haarlem’s biggest outdoor fests offers an exotic blend…
senior

Turning Your House into a Senior Friendly Home

The Netherlands is well known for its beautiful houses and…
Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten's Day

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

What do you miss the most and what does that say about you.

All of us know the feeling of missing – a loved one (person…
Experience Haarlem Fair 2017

Video and photos Experience Haarlem Fair 2017

We are pleasured to show you the video en photos of the Experience…

Experience Haarlem Fair

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Speeches, presentations, workshops, exhibitors, kids entertainment,…
elderly

You should check in on your elderly neighbours

Has the West lost its ability to care for the vulnerable…
Family

The Netherlands is voted one of the best countries for raising a family.

InterNations, the world's largest network of expats, conducted…
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…
interview month

Interview of the month September 2016

Arriving in a new country is such a change, and  how to feel…
Happy Mother's Day! (Picture: Arianna Ardia)

Happy Mother's Day!

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Moederdag or Mother's Day in the Netherlands is always the second…
'Buurman & Buurman'

'Buurman & Buurman' turns 40!

The Dutch very popular characters, loved by adults and kids,…
Bloemencorso

Bloemencorso 2016 Flower Parade

Hey, did you know that the annual Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek…
Keukenhof Gardens open till May 18th

Keukenhof Gardens open from today till May 16th

Enjoy the fabulous sea of flowers of Keukenhof Gardens. With…
Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground, is open

Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground is open again

Speelparadijs Linnaeushof: the biggest playground of Europe!…
Luilak

Luilak Day

Saturday before Pentecost: little wagons and a lot of noise?…
4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day 2015

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…