Far away yet still close by

The Stedenband Haarlem-Mutare foundation has been connecting two worlds for more than 25 years: the Western European world of the Netherlands and the African world of Zimbabwe, building sustainable social and cultural relations between the two cities.   Our basis Reciprocity and equality Transfer of knowledge and experience Education and… Lees verder

Photo-Exhibition Water = Life

Life: I love life. No life without water. The Spaarne runs through Haarlem. Just like in Mutare, rivers are vital for nature’s biodiversity and for the lives of all residents. The inhabitants of Haarlem are increasingly aware of this; for the city to remain livable, the river must be healthy…. Lees verder

World Cleanup Day 2023

Clean/drinking water is a condition of life for everyone, everywhere in the world. Since this spring, the Haarlem-Mutare Foundation has been working with organizations in Haarlem and its sister city Mutare in Zimbabwe to clean the rivers in both cities. We started on March 18, 2023 on National Clean Up… Lees verder

Looking for aquatic creatures in Schalkwijk aan Zee

Press release   On Sunday September 3, the Haarlem-Mutare Urban link Foundation was present with a large number of volunteers at the Haarlem Schalkwijk aan Zee festival at Molenplaspark. This year, special attention was paid to sustainability and climate. With the participation of organizations such as MOOIZOOI (making objects from… Lees verder

Together we make the city!

Stadsmakerscongres Haarlem 2023 On Friday, 23 and Saturday, 24 June, approximately 275 Haarlem ‘city makers’ came together to discuss deepening and concrete cooperation with initiators, developers, civil servants and other professionals. The main venue was Sociëteit Vereeniging, with our three other locations within walking or cycling distance: Parish HH Anna… Lees verder

Presentation bicycle tunnel Spaarnoog

The Scheepmakersdijk district in Haarlem will soon be a hotspot richer. A street-art mural is being painted on both sides of the bicycle tunnel under the Gedempte Oostersingelgracht railway line. The project is part of a larger plan to transform the Gedempte Oostersingelgracht into a ‘Green Singel’, with a green… Lees verder


March 18th is National Cleanup Day in the Netherlands. The Haarlem scout group Kontiki, IVN and the canoe association of Trekvogels will clean up the Spaarne on Saturday 18 March together with SUPmision, De Pinguïn Haarlem and Stedenband Haarlem-Mutare. On the same day, in our sister city of Mutare, Zimbabwe,… Lees verder