Out of Town: Art Exhibition Natuurtalenten @ Provinciehuis Haarlem

Only 15 minutes from Amsterdam, lies the city of Haarlem, with its cosy center, the Jopenkerk and our beautiful Provinciehuis, where the government of the province of Noord-Holland resides. At the moment art – dedicated to nature, in all its forms – is being exhibited. Even if you’re not so interested in art, the Provinciehuis…
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Weekend Tip: watch the flowery floats during the ‘Bloemencorso Bollenstreek’

Each year the ‘Bloemencorso Bollenstreek‘ (the official Dutch flower parade) is being held to celebrate spring and the flowering of the bulb flowers like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. All these flowers are processed for decoration in floats and on luxury cars. The floats and decorations are designed by locals and each year they try something…
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Weekend Tip: ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ ~ Free Music Performances and More

This Sunday the people of Haarlem open their doors and invite you in to listen to music, see a dance performance or something else in their living room. This is ‘Gluren bij de Buren’, translated in English ‘Peeking inside at your neighbours’.  Here’s the full list of performances throughout the day. Artists perform several times…
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Weekend Tip: Free & Fun Activities along the ‘Happiness Route’ in Haarlem

This weekend the city of Haarlem is open to all who are looking for a little bit of free happiness. The ‘Happiness Route‘ (Geluksroute in Dutch) will be open all weekend. Giving and caring residents of Haarlem make this possible. They share their happiness in the form of various activities.Each ‘happiness-bringer’ creates an activity that makes…
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Weekend Tip: Proefpark Haarlem Winteredition

After a really successful summer edition of ‘Proefpark Haarlem’ it was decided to organize a Proefpark Haarlem Winteredition! This weekend, from Friday – Sunday, there will be lots of food, music etc indoors in the empty warehouses on the ‘MAAK-terrein’. Since this part of Haarlem is also the home of a growing 3D-printing industry, there…
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Weekend Tip: Anton Pieck Parade @ Haarlem

Anton Pieck is one of those Dutch artists who is famous around the world for this nostalgic drawings with a Dickens-era feel to it. Each year, before Christmas, Anton Pieck is celebrated in Haarlem with a free festival: the Anton Pieck Parade! Lots of volunteers dress up each year for this Anton Pieck Parade and…
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Affordable and Free Music Performances @ Patronaat in Haarlem

There are many great places to listen to all kinds of popular music in Amsterdam, like the Melkweg and Paradiso. But Haarlem has something to offer too with the Patronaat! This music podium is located just outside the main city center of Haarlem and can easily be reached by car or public transport. There are 2…
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Out of Town: the ‘Jopenchurch’ in Haarlem

One of the best beers of this part of the Netherlands must be the Jopen beers form Haarlem. And it’s not just us, last year the Jopen beers won 5 medailles at the World Beer Awards! The best place to taste the beers of Jopen is the Jopenchurch in Haarlem. This magnificent building (former church)…
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World Championship Softball in Haarlem

From August 15 until August 24th 2014 Haarlem is hosting the World Championship Softball. The Dutch team is competing as well during these weeks. They are the reigning European champions (2009, 2011 and 2013)! The teams will be competing in a great atmosphere and hopefully the Dutch team will get far in this championship! More…
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