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top 5: best classic pubs

By On April 16, 2018

No trendy hipster stuff here. Only perfect service in a characteristic atmosphere. This is Haarlem presents our top 4 of classic pubs in Haarlem Koops – Damstraat 4 A personal favorite, because of… Read More

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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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this is me getting a haircut

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 5: best vintage fashion

By On March 23, 2016

It wasn’t too long ago when a citytrip abroad for me would involve at least one afternoon of shopping at stores that were unique to the city/country in question. In London you… 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

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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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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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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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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