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  • Kennermer Gasthuis South - Haarlem
    Kennermer Gasthuis South - Haarlem
    by pieter_jan_v
  • Magnolias bloom  at Hofje van Oorschot
    Magnolias bloom at Hofje van Oorschot
    by LesHamilton
  • Funghi porcini
    Funghi porcini
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  • 1. Coffee Shops

    Paddos instead of weed. During my recent stay in Holland I learned that the trend nowadays is for "paddos", Dutch word for "paddestoel" or mushroom. Hallucinogenic mushrooms are now a must. The Dutch...

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  • 2. Keukenhof

    Lentehof Information In the spring Keukenhof 2001 is open daily from March 22 through May 24 2001, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (admission booths open until 6:00 p.m.). Admission prices: Adults...

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  • 3. Sculptures

    What would Haarlem be without the canals, without the water? The city is surrounded and crossed with the chanels. It is lovely to see all those big and small yaughts sailing in. Some one was even...

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  • 4. Grote Markt

    Rent à bike and Tour around Haarlem. THE city offers so much small streets, parcs and the beach. By bike you have easy access to all. We rented the bikes at a most amazing store. It's à sort toystore...

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  • 5. Flowers

    If you visit Haarlem in the springtime, be sure to look into Hofje van Oorschot and see the magnolias in full bloom. If you are making your way into the centre of Haarlem from the Train/Bus station,...

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  • 6. VT-meetings

    Fondest memory is an easy one. It was meeting VT member Sandra (sandravdp), her friend Isabel and Sandra's dad Leo (lvdpiet), another VT'er. Sandra and Isabel met up with me at the train station and...

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  • 7. Hospital

    The Kennemer Gasthuis is the local Haarlem hospital.The hospital is housed at the following two locations:ZUID (South) at Boerhaavelaan 22 - 2035 RC...

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  • 8. Celebrities of Haarlem.

    Actually most celebrities of Haarlem were not born in Haarlem or belong to the legend instead of history!The most famous, the painter Frans Hals was Flemish,...

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  • 9. Good walking shoes are a must!

    Getting to Haarlem is easy, trains from Amsterdam run all day, and you can even take the bus. No matter how you get there, make sure you have some good walking...

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  • 10. If you are in Haarlem....

    ... then don't miss out to have a look at the interior of the trainstation. The building might not look that impressive from the outside, but when you go...

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  • 11. Some good sense of humor!

    Any inconveniences might lead to funny initiatives.When one of the shopping streets was under construction and all sandy, it brought some one to the idea of...

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  • 12. Haarlem

    It was nice to see something of Netherlands other than Amsterdam. Haarlem is a nice town with a fair amount to see and lots of great little streets. We only...

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  • 13. Flower parade

    Every year at the end of April, there is a big flower parade (bloemencorso) that arrives in Haarlem in the evening. The parade starts in Noorwijk very (too)...

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  • 14. The 'local' beers

    Haarlem always was an important brewing city, with literally hundreds of breweries exporting to the Baltics and even to what we now call Belgium. Until the last...

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  • 15. When there's some wind, the...

    When there's some wind, the owner of the mill used to put some cloth on the wooden pices in top of the mill. The mill would go faster then. People used to pump...

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  • 16. When you are at the end of the...

    When you are at the end of the cyclepath along the River Spaarne (for the right direction see my of the Beaten path tips)you can see one of the many pretty...

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  • 17. Cycle or walk between the...

    Cycle or walk between the little streets in the center of town. Miraculous sites are to be seen! Don't forget to go to the 'Haarlemse Hofjes', these small...

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  • 18. When it is very cold and it...

    When it is very cold and it had been freezing for a long time, the boats stop sealing on the river. At this point it will be save in a few days to go on the ice...

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  • 19. A lot of birds are to be seen...

    A lot of birds are to be seen on the river Spaarne. Here you can see a few birds we call 'Meerkoeten', also other birds like the starling, the wild duck, the...

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  • 20. Go and take a look at the...

    Go and take a look at the river Spaarne in the city. It runs through the city very charmly. At the Melkbrug (little white pedestrian bridge) on the other side...

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  • 21. Shop until you drop in the...

    Shop until you drop in the Grote Houtstreet. You can walk here or go by bicycle whatever you like. The Grote Houtstreet also has other shoppingstreets next to...

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  • 22. The main shoppingstreet of...

    The main shoppingstreet of Haarlem is the Grote Houtstreet. (We call a street a straat by the way, so in Dutch this street is calles 'Gote Houtstraat'). You can...

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  • 23. You can get a nice view on...

    You can get a nice view on Haarlem at the top level of departmentstore V&D in the Grote Houtstreet. The departmentstore also has nice things and on top is a...

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  • 24. Go on a townwalk. You can find...

    Go on a townwalk. You can find these walks in the local newspaper and you can get information about it at the VVV touristoffice, that is next to the...

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  • 25. You must take a walk around...

    You must take a walk around the oldest parts of town.Beautiful old buildings with great history, The 'Hofjes' of Haarlem are famous ! Being born in the oldest...

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