August is here and with it comes an array of fantastic events! From the much-loved foodie festivals Haarlem Culinair and ProefPark Haarlem to Haarlem Jazz & More, there is something for everyone! Make sure to check out our open-air Haarlem Summer Comedy, Monthly Drink and Dutch Language Café for the perfect opportunity to have a good laugh and meet more internationals.
Thursday, August 1st- August 4th: Haarlem Culinair
This year marks the Silver anniversary of Haarlem Culinair. Drop by and experience The Grote Markt as it is transformed into an unprecedented culinary spectacle, with special performances of international allure and gastronomy to suit all tastes.
Wednesday, August 14th- August 18th: Haarlem Jazz Festival
Haarlem Jazz & More is a unique event in the old town of Haarlem. The various stages are free and freely accessible. In addition to the main stage on the Grote Markt, there are outdoor stages on the Oude Groenmarkt and Klokhuisplein this year. There are also special concerts in the Pletterij and in the Grote or St. Bavokerk.
Saturday, August 17th- August 24th: Haarlemse Muggenronde
This year marks the 62nd Haarlem Muggen Round. The cycling spectacle for the youth of Haarlem and surrounding areas is free to enter.
Wednesday, August 21st at 7.30 PM: expatsHaarlem Dutch Language Café
Come and practice speaking Dutch in a relaxed environment. Free entrance. Sign up here.
Friday, August 23rd, 8-9:30 PM: Haarlem Summer Comedy
The Haarlem Comedy Factory & City Beach Bar Oerkap present the Haarlem Summer Comedy! Join our open-air comedy with excellent international comedians and a fantastic view of the river Spaarne and the city of Haarlem.
>> Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/HaarlemSummerComedy
Friday, August 23rd- August 25th: ProefPark Haarlem Foodtruck festival
The 2019 summer edition of ProefPark Haarlem will be held in Kenaupark.
Make the most of the last days of summer with family, friends, and neighbours in the most beautiful park in the heart of Haarlem. You can expect music, dancing and of course awesome street food sold from a variety of repurposed food trucks. With a food line-up of 33 mobile kitchens, from Korean sushi to vegan burgers there is something for everyone!
Friday, August 30th, 8.00 pm: expatsHaarlem Monthly Drink
Every last Friday of the month it’s time for the expatsHaarlem Monthly Drink! Don’t miss it in August!
>> Sign up here
Friday, August 30th- August 31st: Haarlem TAPT Festival
The concept of Haarlem TAPT Festival is simple; expect lots of beer, good food, chilling in the grass, playing games, dancing and singing with lots of nice people! If this sounds like a bit of you, then this festival is a must!