How to dispose of your Christmas tree?

  If you wonder how to dispose of your Christmas tree, here is some handy info. Christmas tree collection made fun in Haarlem and Zandvoort Haarlem The municipality of Haarlem arranges a Christmas tree collection on December 29th, January 5th, and 12th, between...

7 Tips to do during Fall School Break

Fall school break, aka Herfstvakantie, is just around the corner! Here are 7 tips to have a jolly good Herfstvakantie in and around Haarlem. KID’S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Several museums will open up the door on Saturday, October 23, to kids, aged 4 -12, and their...

Best Kept Secret Het Koetshuys in Christmas Atmosphere

One of the best-kept secrets in Overveen is Het Koetshuys. Whether you like to buy flowers or are looking for a gift, there is a good chance that you will succeed at this hidden gem. Family-Owned Business The history of this family-owned business goes back to granddad...

Sint Maarten 2020

On November 11th, children in The Netherlands celebrate Sint Maarten. Around 6 p.m. children will go door-to-door singing songs in exchange for candy. This year, due to Corona, there are strongly advised instructions for all people involved.   The advice by the...

Spirit of Christmas at 3 country estates near Haarlem

It’s easy to get in the fesitive December mood with so much Christmas Fairs throughout The Netherlands. Some are organized in city centers, some are open-air markets, some fairs will be held in old churches or even better at beautiful country estates. Are there...
Sint arrivals 2019 – Haarlem Area

Sint arrivals 2019 – Haarlem Area

Sinterklaas will arrive in The Netherlands on November 16th! This year the official national arrival will be in Apeldoorn. Looking at the recap of Sinterklaas arrivals you might wonder how on earth Sint and his team can be in so many cities or villages at the same...