Traffic rules and safe cycling in the Netherlands:

"learning to cycle" booklet
"safe walking and cycling" booklet

Information about the city and a nice city-walk:

"Haarlem Go" Facebook group

"Haarlem Go" is a very active social group run by one of the ISH parents Klaude Cannaby. Klaude has vast experience in working to bring people together in this social setting and strives to help and support all parents in their transition into a new city. 


The group of Haarlem Go meet regularly for coffees, ladies nights, guys nights, International buffets, park play and meet ups and much more.


All international families in Haarlem are welcome to join this group, you simply need to request to be a member. If you are feeling like you would like to get out more, get to know new people and be involved, Haarlem Go is a great choice for you. If you want to join please click the link below.


Expats Haarlem can also connect through


Expat Survival Guide 2018 - The Netherlands    

The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare, and enrolling in education. It offers practical information on getting started in the Netherlands and directs you to the people, companies and institutions that can help you along the way. Prefer a hard copy of the guide? You can get them at one of the expat centers in the Netherlands.
The digital version you can find 
Here is a link (in Dutch) with a list of all the upcoming activities in Haarlem and the surrounding area.
The ISH is not responsible for these events and announcements.
Questions must be directed to the third party concerned.



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About Haarlem

Information for expats