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esphaarlemgroup
Nov 2, 2017

A few weeks ago the committee sent out a survey asking you to tell us a bit about yourselves and your thoughts and opinions about our group. 22 (out of 100) of you responded and we wanted to feedback
esphaarlemgroup
2 days ago

Living in Haarlem is fabulous if you’re a yoga lover. We’re spoilt for choice with well over 50 different offerings from large yoga studios with multiple styles and levels of classes, to your local gy
esphaarlemgroup
Oct 15

The number of people in the Netherlands with Lyme’s disease is continuing to rise and the infection total has quadrupled over the past 20 years, according to the public health council, RIVM. Every ye
esphaarlemgroup
Aug 24

When you land in a new place and you want to go out with your children but are clueless as to what's recommended - all you need is to check out our handy little guide below. This was lovingly put tog
esphaarlemgroup
Jul 30

It doesn’t have to be just bread! Lunch accounts for 1/3 of food that your child eats during the day so you want to make sure it is nutritious and delicious but also fun. Always the same sandwiches, q
esphaarlemgroup
Jun 11

Hi there, I'm Amy! I moved to Haarlem from the U.S just about a year ago with my husband, Joe, and my son, also named Joe (it's easier that way- I just have to scream out "JOE!" and they both come run
esphaarlemgroup
Jan 29

If you’re thinking about a trip back home or just going on an adventure out of The Netherlands with your child who is under 18 – if you’re not with your partner – you must have their permission before
esphaarlemgroup
Jan 17

WHAT’S GOING ON Everyone is unique, we look different, sound different, walk differently; have different tendencies and goals and different ways of achieving them. We digest foods, liquids, emotions
esphaarlemgroup
Sep 4, 2018

Well nothing can really prepare you for how you’re going to experience your new country. Depending on your personal tendencies and where you’re from some aspects like climate, language, food, making a
esphaarlemgroup
Mar 31, 2018

To many newcomers to the Netherlands, navigating the Dutch healthcare system can be daunting. This information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but things change and we are only human.  You sh
esphaarlemgroup
2 days ago

If your child was born after January 1st 2015, there's now a new way to apply for their primary school place in Haarlem and surrounding area. Your child can start school when they are 4 years old and
esphaarlemgroup
Oct 24

The Inburgering (integration) diploma is needed for some nationals to have the right to live and work in the Netherlands, to obtain a permanent residence permit and to apply for a Dutch passport. The
esphaarlemgroup
Sep 23

If you’re considering remaining in the Netherlands for (part of) your child’s secondary school education, it may be helpful to start thinking about what this entails as early as Group 6. This is when
esphaarlemgroup
Aug 24

In this gorgeous weather and with the summer holidays on our doorstep many of us will be heading to Bloemendaal-aan-Zee or Zandvoort at some point. With so much on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
esphaarlemgroup
Jul 10

One in five people in Europe is thought to suffer from hay fever, and the bad news is there's no cure for it and you can't prevent it. You'll know if you're affected. It's the itchy, watery eyes, sne
esphaarlemgroup
Jun 5

I only learned to swim when I turned 30, but I won't let that happen to my son Daniel. Being born in the Netherlands, he should know how to swim as early as possible. Before it's time for Diploma ABC,
esphaarlemgroup
Jan 25

When moving to the Netherlands, we didn’t know any Dutch. In less than 3 years, we reached the level to pass the inburgering or citizenship exam, understand the incoming post without referring to a di
esphaarlemgroup
Nov 13, 2018

How to get from The Netherlands to the sunshine (and back) with your toddler, enjoying your adventures along the way! When it’s cold and rainy and the days are short at home, you can take off the bulk
Emily Miles
Apr 30, 2018

I have to admit, I’m guilty. . . I’m always behind the camera, rarely in front of it. I print and display image after image of my children and other family members, but almost none of myself. I look a
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