13.oct Haarlem

Experience Haarlem

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Live, Work, Study, Visit & Enjoy Haarlem!

13 October 2018 Stichting Hart

Experience what Haarlem has to offer!

Free lectures, workshops, presentations, stands, food spots, kids entertainment, a pub quiz, three singers, a DJ, drinks, meeting people and having fun!

Join the largest bilingual fair in the Haarlem area. Get your FREE tickets now!

The bilingual (Dutch & English) program will include free presentations, workshops, stands, and entertainment related to the following themes relevant to locals and newcomers and visitors alike: employment, entrepreneurship, housing, relocation, finance, healthcare, coaching, families, education, culture, food & shopping, social groups, sports, and entertainment—all conveniently brought together under one roof.

Throughout this informative, social day, get inspired by the speeches of entrepreneurs, housing and financial advisers and life coaches, win the pub quiz and get surprised by the musical notes of our singer Anita Sanders and our DJ FlexiFrank. Learn more about finding a house, job, sports team, school, educational course, how to start up your business, or where to meet new friends or get new professional connections.

The fair is from 2 to 7 pm. At 5 pm, it’s time for entertainment. The bar will be open for all your social and business networking needs. You might even make some new friends !

Families are welcome and can drop the little ones off in our children's area, a supervised play space for children up to age eight.

Entrance is FREE with online registration.

Free presentations and workshops

Learn how to thrive in the Haarlem area with advice from experts on housing, careers, education and other topics at free workshops and presentations.

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Book a stand at Experience Haarlem 2018

For information, send us an email or call us on +31(0)648316233 to discuss the best way for your business to be involved. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach out to the local and local expat audience. Stand spaces are limited so please be prompt.

Register for Experience Haarlem now!

Claim your spot at this one-time event.



Meet our professionals

Robin Uijtdehaagen


Financial Specialist @ Mister Mortgage

Learn why and how to understand your personal financial risks and opportunities.

Hella Contrucci


Managing Director for The Netherlands @ Expat Center

Everything you need to know to move to The Netherlands in the smoothest way possible.

Mie-Lan Kok


Founder and director @ Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency

How to buy a House? The house-hunting process explained by an Estate agent.

Martine Hulsman


Expat Coach @ Feel At Home Abroad

5 steps to feel at home abroad: Listen, laugh, reflect and connect.

Jacinta Noonan


Life Coach @ Platform B

Find Your Passion: Rediscover your passions and strengths!

Anita Sanders


Singer & Coach

Your voice, Your identity! An energizing introduction to finding the voice in your body.

Tom de Haan


City Pastor @ Protestant Church Haarlem

What does it take to feel at home in Haarlem (and how can the church help) ?

Vivian Chiona


Psychologist & Counsellor @ Expat Nest

Lift Your Mood Now. Stress-reducing techniques in personal and professional life.

Truus Gale


Midwife/prenatal coach @ Childbirth Class Gale

How to prepare for Childbirth in the Netherlands.

Arnoud Noordam


Employment law specialist @ Noordam Advocatuur

Dutch employment and dismissal law: How to deal with redundancy.

Inge Echterhoelter


Founder @ oodles and pinches

Get a head start with Zero Waste Lifestyle.

Settle Service


Team Manager & Managing Diorector @ Setle Service

30% developments explained: ask the experts anything.

Gifted Minds


Scientist & Founder @ Gifted Minds International School

Education services through international school for expatriates in the Netherlands.

Hildo Makkes van der Deijl


Business Owner @ Bierlokaal de Uiver

Make a dream come true: Create your company with crowdfunding.

Minke Lok


Yoga teacher @ bbb health boutique

An introduction to Vinyasa Yoga.

Margit Tera


Owner @ Tera Languages

Brain Games and Puzzles (workshop for children 8+).

When What
1:45 PM Doors open
2:00 - 5:00 PM Fair
The fair will host stands from a wide range of businesses and organisations as well as workshops and presentations. Professional childcare program for the kids.
5:00 - 7:30 PM Entertainment & Networking
At 5 pm, it’s time for entertainment. A welcome, a live singer, a quiz, a drink and a popular DJ. What else?
5:00 - 5:15 PM Singer and guitarist will give you a musical welcome
5:15 - 5:30 PM Welcome by Arianna Ardia-Wenink, initiator of the Experience Haarlem Fair & the Sponsors of the Fair.
5:30 - 5:45 PM Quiz by Marleen Dutch Language School Double Dutch
5:45 - 6:15 PM Singer Anita Sanders will surprise you with musical notes
6:00 - 7:00 PM DJ FlexyFrank & DRINKS
When What Where
2:20 - 2:50 PM Mie Lan Kok, director at Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency, How to buy a House? The house-hunting process explained by an estate agent. WORKSHOP ROOM 1
Dessy Rutten and Ramesh Mahalingam, scientist and founder at Gifted Minds International School, Education services through international school for expatriates in the Netherlands. WORKSHOP ROOM 2
Truus Gale, midwife and prenatal coach at Childbirth Class Gale, How to prepare for Childbirth in the Netherlands. WORKSHOP ROOM 3
Inge Echterhoelter, founder at oodles and pinches, Get a head start with Zero Waste Lifestyle. CAFÉ
3:00 - 3:30 PM Robin Uijdehaage, financial specialist at Mister Mortgage, Financial insights: Explore your personal finances. WORKSHOP ROOM 1
Martine Hulsman, expat coach at Feel At Home Abroad, 5 steps to feel at home abroad: listen, laugh, reflect and connect. WORKSHOP ROOM 3
Hildo Makkes van der Deijl, entrepreneur, Make a dream come true: Create your company with crowdfunding. CAFÉ
3:40 - 4:10 PM Hella Contrucci, director at the Expat Center for The Netherlands, Dancing with The Dutch. WORKSHOP ROOM 1
Arnoud Noordam, employment law specialist at Noordam Advocatuur, Dutch employment and dismissal law. WORKSHOP ROOM 2
Vivian Chiona, psychologist and counselor at Expat Nest, Lift Your Mood Now. WORKSHOP ROOM 3
Tom de Haan, city pastor at Protestant Church in Haarlem, What does it take to feel at home in Haarlem? CAFÉ
4:20 - 4:50 PM Minke Lok, yoga teacher at bbb health boutique, Vinyasa yoga class for women all ages WORKSHOP ROOM 1
Liesbeth den Hollander, Irene Bunt, managers at Settle Service, 30% developments explained. WORKSHOP ROOM 2
Jacinta Noonan, life coach at Platform B, Find Your Passion. WORKSHOP ROOM 3
Anita Sanders, singer and coach at Anita Sanders, Your voice, Your identity! CAFÉ


Starting at 5:30 PM

At 5:20 PM the official program will draw to a close. But don't leave yet! We've put together an after-fair program that's well worth hanging around around for a bit more. And the bar will be open!

Rein Hoogeveen / Elise de Mon

Elise de Mon and Rein Hoogeveen are both music enthusiasts. They sing and play music from now, mostly pop. After hearing them you'll be as thrilled as they are!

Double Dutch Haarlem

Marleen de Jager is a passionate teacher and language school owner of Double Dutch Haarlem. Join her for an Inburgeringsquiz! How well do you know Dutch/Haarlem/The Netherlands?! All you need is your phone with internet to join. The winner gets a free Dutch lesson of 1,5 hours and… you can bring up to 5 friends!

Anita Sanders

Anita Sanders has the most versatile voice and one hell of a performance. She has the ability to excel in all kinds of genres, according to the occasion and the audience.

DJ FlexyFrank

DJ FlexyFrank has 20 years experience and is a well-known and allround DJ with many satisfied clients like Ebay, Booking.com, NS, Elle, K-Swiss, NRC and many more, check Facebook.com/djflexyfrank/reviews He can play all styles of music and also perform with live music like percussion, sax or singers.

Kids Entertainment

Professional childcare company Oppas Madelief will make sure the kids are entertained. Find their program and sign up your kids here. Parents can enjoy the fair and have a coffee together while the kids are having fun. Kids can also get information about learning a language & music, theater performances & movies, kids karate, judo, kickboxing, swimming (diploma) and cricket at the fair.

Book a stand at the Experience Haarlem Fair 2018


companies that will be present at the fair

Career & Entrepreneurship


Expat Center

Law & Finances

Family & Kids

Health & Sports

Housing & Relocation

International Community & Social Groups

Food & Shopping

Tourism, Culture & Going Out

Media Partners

Don't miss it!

Experience Haarlem will take place on Saturday October 13th in Stichting Hart, a gorgeous building in the centre of Haarlem, next to a parking and a bus station, easy to reach from Haarlem Central Station, Haarlem and other locations in the Netherlands.

From 2 to 5pm, you can visit the stands of several businesses and organisations or enjoy workshops and presentations.

From 5 to 7pm the Entertainment program offers more singers and a guitarist, a pub quiz, a networking drink and FlexyFrank, a great dj..

Drop off your children in the Kids’ corner, a little play are for children from zero to four years, supervised by Oppas Madelief.

Experience Haarlem Fair is FREE! Just register.

Special Offers

Collect them at the stands

The Night Nanny
  • Goodie bags and balloons!
  • Get 25% discount on your first booking
Platform B
  • 3 one-on-one sessions with Life Coach, Jacinta Noonan
Anita Sanders
  • 10% discount on singing or conversation classes. Including recordings for home practice.
Expat Nest
  • Visit our session and receive 7 free sessions of 1 hour each!
oodles and pinches
  • 10% discount and free shipping for everything ordered during the fair (min. order €20)
bbb health boutique
  • Subscribe at the fair and attend for the rest of October for free!
Rexus Consulting
  • Free 30 mins consultation when you submit your CV for a review.
  • Visit our stand and receive a special discount for a course. Get your coupon code for online registration!
Feel At Home Abroad
  • Book 6 coaching sessions and get 2 for free!
Gifted Minds International School
  • We provide education information and package for the prospectus parents during the event.
KGT Consulting
  • Receive a code for 10% discount, valid until December 15th 2018.


  • Kleine Houtweg 18, 2012 CH Haarlem
  • experienceHaarlem@expatshaarlem.nl
  • 14:00 - 19:00