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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: 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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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

anne & max haarlem zijlstraat lunch coffee
coffee & tea

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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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

Haarlem fair - spring grote markt
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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

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this is how to get around in Haarlem

By On January 16, 2015

If you are a first time visitor of Haarlem you might be uncertain on what is the best way to explore the city. Luckily, you have come to the right place. Walk or… Read More