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We meet every Monday 9-11am at Speeltuin Klarenhof. Come along and say hi, have a coffee and play!  We also organise coffee mornings, drinks and seasonal events.

There is no charge for your first visit to playgroup; after that you will be asked to join ESP. The annual donation to join ESP is €25 per year.

Attending playgroup costs €2 per session per family, to be paid at the playgroup. Alternatively, you can make an annual payment of €30 if you prefer not to pay weekly.

It is compulsory to be a member of ESP in order to attend the playgroup.

To join us, please make your payment using the details below and complete this form. 

When your payment has been processed, you will receive an invitation to join our Facebook group.

​​Payment can be made to the account of Mw RW Runhardt and Mw SL Allott
Account number: NL14 INGB 0797 7169 04


Yearly donations are collected in January.  From July onwards, half memberships are also accepted - ESP becomes 12.50 and ESP/PG is 27.50. 

To stay up to date, follow us on instagram @english_speaking_haarlem

Meet our members

Willem Timmers, 42


I have been living in Spain and abroad for most of the time. Married to a German, who spent most her life in London. It is nice to find like minded people and the kids love the events. 

Charlotte van Rijn-Stinger, 38

United Kingdom

We moved from London to Amsterdam and reluctantly moved to Haarlem in search of a garden. We found the garden and also found ESP. I say ‘we’ because my husband has also made some firm friends over the years with the menfolk. Many of our friends have since moved on, such is the transient nature of being an expat but that means we now have fabulous friends all over the world thanks to ESP

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Mathilde Joubert, 34


I relocated from London with my family one year ago and joining ESP was the first thing I did when arriving in Haarlem. It gave us new friends and access to some amazing events!

Emily Miles, 32

United States

I'm American with two kids. Even though I have lived in the Netherlands for almost 12 years, joining ESP helped me so much when our family moved to Heemstede three and a half years ago. I was able to quickly meet wonderful new people and it helped me feel more settled in our new home

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ESP is about getting families together and enjoying events throughout the year. At the events we like to take photos to post in our Facebook group (closed group) or to share here on our website. When attending such events it is possible that photos will be taken of your family by not only, members of the ESP committee but also by other parents who may then post them on Facebook. ESP asks for your understanding in this as it would be almost impossible to prevent everyone from taking photos and potentially sharing them. Should you have any concerns about having you and your family identified, please do let us know by emailing or messaging below automatically to: esphaarlemgroup@gmail.com with PHOTO PERMISSIONS in the subject or message field.

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