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Bloemencorso 2016 Flower Parade

Hey, did you know that the annual Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek is starting soon? The Flower Parade is a parade of about twenty floats and more than thirty special floats, decorated with an abundance of flowers. The theme for 2016…
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National Tulip Day Celebrations in Amsterdam

The past week has been the most "wintery" of the season in the Netherlands, and yet spring is already a twinkle in a Dutchman's eye. The third Saturday of the new year is National Tulip Day, or Nationale Tulpendag. I still…
Spring photo contest 2105

Haarlem Photo Club Spring photo contest 2105: the winners

Back in May we had this photo contest where our members could upload their best spring photo. We received some nice ones, some that were a bit less nice and a few outstanding photos that really gave us that crisp new spring feeling. Our jury…
Flower Parade
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Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2015

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek, or Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek (Bulbs Area) is one of the most famous parades in the world. More than a million people come to see the beautiful flower praalwagens (floats). The Flower Parade Bollenstreek…
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Join our Spring photo contest and win!

Finally it’s spring! It's getting warmer, lambs run in the fields, trees and plants are in bloom…. Enough subjects for wonderful pics! Do you have nice Dutch Spring photos? Join our Spring photo contest, be published and win! How…

Spring Photography tips

Now the good weather has arrived, it is time to go outside again! Haarlem and surroundings has some beautiful spots where you can take great pictures, think of the canals, Elswout and the Dunes. Here are some tips for improving your photography.…
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Spring weather after Saturday

From Sunday, the temperature can rise to 14 degrees in the afternoon. Also next week it seems that we will have spring weather, with temperatures expected to be between the 10 and 15 degrees. According to Weeronline.nl yesterday. The weather…
Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2014 (Photo: Arianna Ardia)
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Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2014

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek, or Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek (Bulbs Area) is one of the most famous parades in the world. More than a million people come to see the beautiful flower praalwagens (floats). The Flower Parade Bollenstreek…
Nature greener and earlier than last year (Photo: Michael Hofmann)
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Nature greener and earlier than last year

We could enjoy blooming flowers earlier this year. Spring came this year a month ahead last year. Nature is also a lot greener. According to Natuurberichten (which means Nature messages) nearly 30 percent of the deciduous forests and…
First "Rokjesdag" of the year (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

"Rokjesdag"

What is Rokjesdag or Skirt Day? It is officially the first day on which Dutch women wear skirts with bare legs underneath.  Every spring the men look forward to Rokjesdag, the day when the temperature is high enough for women to wear…