ESP Haarlem - any questions?

Who runs ESP Haarlem?

Why do I have to pay to join?

Who are the members?

How can I stay up to date during 2021?

What if I won't be coming to Monday playgroup?

ESP Haarlem is an informele vereniging run by a small group of volunteers. If you would like to get involved in running ESP, organising events or meet-ups or helping with playgroup, get in touch! 

The annual donations to ESP Haarlem are used to pay rent on the premises for Monday playgroup, to rent venues for seasonal celebrations and events and to organise events and meet-ups for our members.


Monday playgroup is included in the "Playgroup+ ESP Haarlem" 55€ membership, or is payable at 2€/session if you chose the 25€ "ESP Haarlem" membership. 

There is no additional charge for any of the seasonal events or meet-ups throughout the year. 

We are lucky enough to have members from all over the world. Some of us have been living in the Netherlands for many years; some have just arrived and are busy exploring and settling in. Our families have children of all ages - in addition to Monday playgroup we plan afternoon, weekend and school holiday meet-ups for children in full time school. We ask for your children's ages when you join, so that we can be sure to plan events for all of our members. 

Due to COVID-19 measures we have, of course, had to make some changes to our usual schedule and calendar. To stay up to date, follow us on Instagram, turn on post notifications on our members' Facebook group or get in touch via email! We look forward to hearing from you!

ESP Haarlem is so much more than 'just' a playgroup!


We have families with children of all ages - some are 'playgroup regulars', others have 'graduated' from playgroup and gone on to full time school and there are families with older children who join us for events and celebrations. 

We get together during school holidays, weekends and on weekday afternoons so there are plenty of opportunities for the older children to get together.