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This is Haarlem top 5 best shoes stores: Foof Shoes
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top 5: best shoe stores

By On January 23, 2017

Shoe shopping, who doesn’t love it? To help you on your way, here is This is Haarlem’s top 5 of the best shoe stores. No big chains, only small boutiques with a… Read More

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By On October 11, 2016

A few weeks ago Adam Tullett from Toni & Guy Haarlem kindly invited me to his salon for a little makeover. Since my bangs had been blocking my view for a while,… Read More

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top 4: secret coffee shops

By On February 29, 2016

The days of shops selling just clothes or only books are long gone. Welcome to the era of concept stores! For those who have been living under a rock for the past… Read More

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top 5: the best concept stores in Haarlem

By On February 24, 2016

Concept stores are everywhere nowadays, and luckily also in Haarlem. A concept store basically sells more than just one type of product and usually you can also sit down and enjoy a… Read More

How to get to Amsterdam - This is Haarlem
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This is how you get to Amsterdam

By On February 19, 2016

One of the great things about Haarlem is that it is so close to Amsterdam. And it is super easy to get there, too. Train Easiest way: by train. Trains leave eight… Read More

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how to: tip your waiter

By On February 12, 2016

I once read on a website for people visiting the Netherlands that Dutch waiters tend to be offended by guests leaving a tip. Let me tell you once and for all: that… Read More

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top 5: best second-hand bookstores in Haarlem

By On February 8, 2016

There is one reason why I still prefer real paper books and magazines over digital ones: the smell of paper. I just really love it. Always have, and probably always will. A… Read More

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Pharmacies: where to find them

By On February 5, 2016

Let’s hope you don’t get sick during your stay in Haarlem, but if you do this list might come in handy. Basically, there are two types of pharmacies in the Netherlands. 1.… Read More

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De Hallen: museum of modern and contemporary art

By On February 4, 2016

De Hallen is Haarlem’s museum of modern and contemporary art. And it is one of my personal favorites. Not just in Haarlem, but of all museums in the Netherlands. What I like… Read More

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this is what you need to know about Haarlem

By On January 19, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I always like to do a little research on new places I plan to visit. Before I go, I try to find out where the hippest area’s of… Read More