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The group is a voluntarily run project by a handful of people who give newbees a helping hand to settle in beautiful Haarlem. We currently have approx 100 families in the group, with all sorts of nationalities and professional backgrounds. 

It is a networking platform for expats, to gain insights into the art de survivre in the Netherlands. Social events for the whole family, getting together for drinks, promoting your own business and exchanging useful information to make your settling easier. 

We give special attention to the International Playgroup, held every Monday at the Klarenhof speeltuin in the centre of the city. Advice is given by professionals regarding education, childcare, health and family activities. 


ESP is a non-profit organisation and the annual fee is used for renting premises and organising events for our members. If you would like to join the committee, to help organising events or activities, please get in contact with Caitlin Cowden or Charlotte van Rijn-Stinger via Facebook. 

Listen. Talk. Exchange. Enjoy.