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Easter holidays in Haarlem (and surroundings)

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Easter is just days away and that means elaborate lunches, spring crafts and eating loads of Easter eggs! Still unsure how you’ll spend Easter weekend with the little ones in Haarlem and surroundings?
We’ve got you covered.

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Golden egg hunt at Playground Haarlem

When you think of Easter, you’ll most likely think of Easter egg hunts. Sure you could host one in your own backyard, but what about taking the kids to Playground Haarlem? The Easter bunny will be ready to play at this adventurous playground. He has hidden several Easter eggs as well as two golden eggs. The lucky finders of these golden eggs will receive a special surprise.
Visiting hours: Playground Haarlem is open daily from 11:00-17:30pm. The Easter egg hunt will take place on April 9th and 10th from 10:00-12:00 o’clock with the option to play at the playground afterwards for those carrying an entree ticket.
Address: Woudplein 2A, Haarlem
Info: Entrance fees are  €5,50 for kids ages 1 – 3 and €8,95 for kids ages 4 – 14 years old. Adults enter for free. Pay by PIN only.
Reservations: Tickets for the Easter egg hunt are available at the door.


Music, dance and theater at festival 2turvenhoog

On the day after Easter, de Schuur and PHIL Haarlem will definitely be worth a visit for adults and kids of all ages. Festival 2turvenhoog is an annual international theatrical festival in Haarlem specifically for kids ages 0 – 6 years of age as well as their parents.
They’ve outdone themselves again this year with small, intimate plays featuring music, theater and dance.
During the festival kids will be able to play (free of charge) with the interactive art displays in the lobby of PHIL Haarlem.
Date & Time: April 10th from 9:00 – 17:00pm.
Info on the plays can be found on 2turvenhoog.
Address: Lange Begijnestraat 9 (de Schuur) en 11 (PHIL), Haarlem
Info: plays at de Schuur €16 for adults and  €11 for children.
Plays at PHIL Haarlem are €16 each for adults and kids alike.
Reservations: and

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Easter lunch or dinner on the beach at Tent 6

How about celebrating Easter on the beach this year? At Tent 6 in Zandvoort, you can enjoy a delicious shareable meal with loved ones especially curated for Easter. How does asparagus soup, baba ganoush served with flatbread, and roasted beets with a cream of feta cheese sound? Or what about a ceviche of sea bass, candied quail legs and sea bream?
The little ones are welcome as well and can choose from a menu specifically selected for kids.
Be sure to place your reservation ahead of time.
When: the special Easter menu is available on April 9th & 10th
Address: Strandafgang 6, Zandvoort
Info: the sharing menu is €32,50 pp. Kids will be able to order from the kids menu
Reservations: Tel. 06-41313515 or email

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Easter lunch at Villa Westend

Villa Westend, located on the Westbroekplas with a nearby playground, has made our list of childfriendly restaurants and locations for years. Their annual 3-course Easter brunch is available for Easter weekend. Aside from their vegetarian menu, they’ll be offering a kids mini brunch as well. Be sure to check it out!
When: April 9th and 10th
Address: Westlaan 41, Velserbroek
Info: Brunch is €45 pp for adults and  €19,50 pp for kids. Single course for kids are €8.

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Easter shopping at the LOCO Fabriek

Cute bunny shaped candles, delicious chocolate eggs, a bouquet of tulips perfect for spring. You’ll be able to find it all at the LOCO Fabriek!
For one of a kind decorations and presents as well as fun ideas to keep your little one entertained. Be sure to visit the LOCO Fabriek this spring.
Visiting hours: the LOCO Fabriek is open Wednesday – Saturday, from 10:00-17:00pm and Sunday from 12:00-17:00pm.
Address: Zijlstraat 54, Haarlem

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Creative Easter with Artie Farty

Lacking inspiration and craving new ideas for arts and crafts suitable for spring and Easter? Take a look on the website of Artie Farty. Created by our very own Nicoline, Artie Farty is a platform as well as complementary books, filled with fun ideas and crafts to fill your home with your very own decorations.

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

Text by: Eva Cameron-Bakker                      
Translated by: Fatima Fazli-Vermeulen

Main picture & picture Artie Farty : Nicoline van Slingelandt

Accompanying pictures were taken at various locations.

This blog was written in collaboration with Arty Farty, LOCO Fabriek, Playground Haarlem, Tent 6, 2turvenhoog festival and Villa Westend.
Interested in collaborating? Click here.

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