Posts Tagged‘Haarlem’

Biking through the Dutch Dunes

One of the reasons I moved from Amsterdam to Haarlem was to enjoy the nature more, vicinity of the sea and a Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. So, when the last weekend, weather forecast showed a beautiful sunny day, we decided to take our bicycles and cycle from Haarlem to IJmuiden. And we chose longer but more beautiful way, through the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. How to get there from Amsterdam? # – Zuid-Kennemerland National Park is easily accessible from Amsterdam. You should take a train to Haarlem (departs every 10 minutes) and it will take you some 15 minutes to get there.…

Jewelry inspired by different sceneries

A few days ago I went to the launch of new Analogie Jewelry collection ‘A Piece of Earth’. Event was held at cozy MICA coffee bar in Haarlem which was very suitable venue for it. Its designer Nahla already had collections inspired by traveling and different cultures (you can see more about her story here). But, this one really stands out with its simplicity and amazing reflection of motifs in jewelry. Nahla found inspiration in five different locations; Ethiopia, China, Australia, Turkey and the North pole. She then looked for gems that are trully representing colors and shapes of its sceneries. It is…

Haarlem – the Complete City Guide

When planning a one day trip outside the Amsterdam, Haarlem should be one of your first choices. This charming medieval city is situated only 15 minutes train ride from Amsterdam’s Central Station and will surprise you with its amazing history and beautiful architecture. Did you know? The New York city’s neighborhood Harlem was named after it In the 14th century it was a Dutch major city It was a historical residence of counts of Holland In 1620 it had around 100 breweries It has more museums per inhabitant than any other Dutch city Medieval center is still mainly intact Once…