The program of The Housing & Career Event this Saturday 21 May in De Koepel in Haarlem is complete!

The program of The Housing & Career Event this Saturday 21 May in De Koepel in Haarlem is complete! The program might still be broadened by a couple of more information points.

With talks and information stands about Housing – Education – Health – Employment – Entrepreneurship – Finance – Relocation – Families – Going Out and Social Communities, all conveniently brought together in a single location our program covers most of the hot topics for Living, Studying and Working in the Haarlem and Haarlemmermeer area. For a day of information, orientation, inspiration and and social & business networking.

Whatever piques your interest, be sure to check out our full program below so you can get a handy overview on what’s happening on the day.


  • 1:45pm – DOORS OPEN 
  • 2:00-2:10pm – WELCOME by the organisers & Partners: Arianna Ardia-Wenink of expatsHaarlem; Nadia Vriend of Gemeente Haarlem; Mie Lan Kok of Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency, Vivian Chiona of Expat Nest and Valerie Vallenduuk of Cupola xs.
  • 2:00-5:00pm – INFO MARKET. The Info Market will host stands from a wide range of businesses and organisations as well as workshops and presentations.
  • 5:00-6:00pm – NETWORKING DRINK
  • 7:30-8:30pm – COMEDY SHOW. With GREG SHAPIRO, one of the best comedians in the Netherlands, The voice of Trump in the ‘Netherlands Second’ video with over 50 million views all over the world. Together with hilarious Hager and Gary White. They all come to Haarlem to give you the best Saturday Night Live Show. You need a separate ticket for the Comedy Show.

15 Speakers


  • 2:10-2:25, Marieke van den Helder of the Municipality of Haarlem | Developments in the Buying and Renting market in the Haarlem area
  • 2:30:3:00, Rental and buying & selling real estate agent Alison Mills of Lighthouse Property Services | All aspects of the private property market in Zuid Kennemerland and Haarlemmermeer.
  • 3:10-4:00, Mie Lan Kok, director at Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency and Wouter Hofstee Holtrop of Expat Mortgages | Housing seminar: How to buy a House? This seminar will present you with all the steps of obtaining a mortgage and buying a property.
  • 4:10-4:40 Margit Tera & Chantal Lenferna de la Motte, Optimist International School | Learning different languages at school and at home. How to support your bilingual child


  • 2:10-2:30, Johan Laffra & Jan-Pieter Amse, Entrepreneurs Advisers at Netherlands Chamber of Commerce | Starting your own business, the 10 steps
  • 2:30-3:00, Dorota Klop-Sowinsak, founder of DoSo! Coaching, certified coach and counselor from Dutch Academy for Psychotherapy. and author of the books “Career Jump! and “How to Get a Job in the Netherlands” | Fair offer: Free e-book
  • 3:00-3:30, Stijn van der Krogt, Chief Academic Officer of the SRH Haarlem Institute for Higher Education and Director of Changing Values International | My digital Future given
  • 3:30-4:00, Pier Wouda, Programmadirecteur Haarlem Campus, Owner & Bureau Bewegend Beeld, regisseur NTR, videoproducer & consultant at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences | The power of Video.
  • 4:00-4:30 Christine Fitzgerald, Senior Learning Coach at Global School for Entrepreneurship, program director Business Psychology at Haarlem Campus| Emotional Intelligence
  • 4:30-4:45 Inge Echterhölter of oodles and pinches  | You want to have a positive impact on the environment and on your health? Find out how to do that despite your busy schedule
  • 4:45-5:00 Megaidi Pinas-Pieroelie of Borrow a Brand | Look good, do good, feel great! Did you know that we can change the world through fashion together? In this session I will learn you how and why. Fair offer: Rent one get one rental for free.


  • 4:10-4:40, Vivian Chiona, Expat Nest, that provides emotional support to families through online counselling services, Child & Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. Lift Your Mood Now.
Speakers Housing & Career Event

Speakers Housing & Career Event

17 Exhibitors


Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency; Expat Mortgages; SZldesign; Isabelle Cajfinger slow fashion and Home Decor


ISH (International School Haarlem); ROC Amsterdam; Nova College Haarlem; Haarlem Campus; Hogeschool InHolland Haarlem


Carrière Coach Café


Expat Nest


VIQH / Wine2B; The Italians Federico & Luca; expatsHaarlem, expatsHaarlemmermeer, marketingSpark, Holland Times.

Exhibitors Housing & Career Event

Exhibitors Housing & Career Event

Entertainment Program – Koepel Comedy

Join also our evening entertainment program, the Koepel Comedy, with GREG SHAPIRO, one of the best comedians in the Netherlands, The voice of Trump in the ‘Netherlands Second’ video with over 50 million views all over the world. Together with hilarious La Hager, Anthony Ramos, Mikaela Burch and Maeva Dolle. They all come to Haarlem to give you the best Saturday Night Live Show. Read more and get your tickets (€15) here. You need to buy separate tickets for the Comedy Show. Ticket price: € 15.

> Grab your ticket now!

Koepel Comedy

Koepel Comedy


CupolaXS; expatsHaarlem; INAmsterdam; Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency.

 Sponsors Housing & Career Event

Sponsors Housing & Career Event


Gemeente Haarlem,  Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, Expat Nest.

Housing & Career Event

Housing & Career Event

Media Partners

Access, Haerlems Bodem, Holland Times


The Haarlem Housing & Job Fair will take place on Saturday 21 May from 2 to 6 PM in the national monument De Koepel in Haarlem.

The Koepelgevangenis van Haarlem, also popularly known as the Koepel, is a former penal prison in the city of Haarlem. The Koepelgevangenis in Haarlem was built from 1899 to 1901 by justice architect W.C. mason. The Koepel Dome in Haarlem is a national monument. The Dome contains four stacked cell rings with a total of 400 cells. With startup offices, a University College and art cinema, this City Campus is the ideal setting for bustling events in the city.

The building is within walking distance of the center of Haarlem and the train station. There is parking available around the Koepel for cars and bicycles. The car parking area is managed by Parkbee and can be reached from the Papentorenvest. Do you want to make sure you have a parking space? Book one via the Parkbee website or via the Parkmobile app.

Costs and registration

The event is FREE. Please show your FREE online tickets at the door. The price at the door is € 5. Get your free tickets now! Don’t miss it!

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Haarlem & Haarlemmermeer Housing & Career Event on Saturday May 21st from 2 pm in Haarlem.