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top 5: best street food in Haarlem

By On February 1, 2016

  Walking around town all day long can make a person hungry. Sometimes your hunger is best satisfied with a nice salad or a grilled vegetable sandwich. Other times you need something… Read More

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things to do in Haarlem: December 12 & December 13

By On December 11, 2015

Market by Portrait #1– December 12 & December 13 Portrait is a concept store where you can shop, drink coffee and come to do some work. Coming weekend though, the focus is… Read More

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top 5: the best coffee in Haarlem

By On November 6, 2015

It is part of the morning ritual of most people I know: a nice cup of coffee. Back home, you probably have a favorite spot where they know how to make your… Read More

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go for a walk in Haarlem’s National Park

By On July 9, 2015

Taking a hike in a National Park might not be the first thing that springs to mind when planning your visit to Haarlem. It should be though! National Park Zuid-Kennemerland is located between… Read More

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things to do in Haarlem: June 29 – July 5

By On June 28, 2015

photo by Weekend de Kade   Ballet 422 – Filmschuur / Monday June 29 Independent film theatre the Filmschuur presents Cracking the Frame, a monthly program that brings films about art and… Read More

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things to do in Haarlem this weekend: June 19th – June 21th

By On June 19, 2015

Night of the churches (Kerkennacht) – Friday June 19 Once every two years over 100 churches in the Netherlands open their doors to those that are curious about what goes on in… Read More

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feel at home at Anne & Max

By On May 13, 2015

For over ten years now, Anne & Max has served the best coffees and sandwiches to the people of Haarlem, me included. I have been a regular visitor here since the day… Read More

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things to do in Haarlem this week: May 11th – May 17th

By On May 11, 2015

Welcome to the very first edition of Things to do in Haarlem this week where I will give you a weekly overview of fun things to do in Haarlem. Let’s get started! ‘Because I… Read More

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Episode vintage store

By On April 21, 2015

I love vintage shopping. There is not a lot that beats the feeling of going through piles and piles of clothes and finding that one piece that you didn’t know you needed,… Read More

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fair at the Grote Markt

By On April 20, 2015

Every year it happens again: somewhere mid April I turn the corner of the Barteljorisstraat to the Grote Markt and, while looking at our pretty city square, I sigh because the yearly fair… Read More