Haarlem Off The Beaten Path

  • Church and 'red light' house.
    Church and 'red light' house.
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  • Doorway
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  • Zilver Spaarne - Haarlem
    Zilver Spaarne - Haarlem
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Haarlem

  • 1. Zandvoort

    Not really off the beaten path, since millions of people go to Zandvoort every year. Zandvoort is one of the most important seaside resorts. It is famous for it's long beach (9 km), it's casino and...

  • 2. Parks

    In summer it's very nice to visit the recreation area of Spaarnwoude. It lays in between Haarlem and Amsterdam near Halfweg. You can picknick here, go swimming in the clean water, go rowing in a boat...

  • 3. Hofjes

    Founded 1489 Address: barrevoetestraat 7 The Almshouse founded by the Van Loo family was originally intended for “Thirteen poor or needed people, be it priests or others who lead a good life.” The...

  • 4. Grote Markt

    Who it is, standing here all by himself, Erasmus maybe? Dunno, too long ago! But maybe one day I will know again! Well, the mystery is solved!! Thanks to Sandravdp! who told me that this is Mr....

  • 5. Amsterdamse Poort

    De AMSTERDAMSE POORT (AKA SPAARNEWOUDERPOORT) consist of a high rectangular gate-building with 2 OCTAGON TOWERS on the outside. This oldest part dates back to the 15th Century. The lower gate...

  • 6. Statues

    In front of the Amsterdamse Poort (Amsterdam Gate), which is the only remaining gate in Haarlem you will find this sculpture. People are looking up to the gate, which was there to protect them for...

  • 7. Teylers Museum

    Teylers Museum is the oldest Dutch museum (as shown on the top of the boat across the canal). It took its name from the collectioner Pieter Teyler. He died in 1778 and he leaved his fortune and...

  • 8. The 'Red Light District'

    Well, ok.....the red light 'house' rather than 'district'.Haarlem has its own (of course?). In 2010 I was not really surprised to find the window ladies absent...

  • 9. Unexpected poem

    I bumped into this poem by Marvijn Koning about the Spaarne river:Zilver Spaarne, middernachtEen grijze gloed streelt de straten.De boten, je haren, het nog...

  • 10. Ancient doorway

    I am writing this tip from my translation of the Dutch sign so my apologies if it is not quite accurate.This obvioualy ancient doorway caught my eye as I...

  • 11. Korte Anna

    The narrow streets of Haarlem's city centre are well worth exploring.This gem is an attractive mural that adorns a house at the corner of Korte Annastraat. It...

  • 12. Eerebegraafplaats Bloemendaal

    A burialplace in dunes at Overveen, where a famous resistancemember has her final restingplace. This is Hannie Schaft. In the last year of the war she was...

  • 13. Wander the Streets

    I have to say the true charm of this location is best appreciated by just randomly wandering the streets. The slower and quieter pace can be appreciated best by...

  • 14. In need of some Dutch Historic stuff?

    If you like to see old stuff and you have seen so many musea all over the Netherlands and you like to bring something home with you, please visit one of the...

  • 15. Local windmill

    When pulling into the train station on the ride from Amsterdam, I could see the river that runs through Haarlem. On the riverbank was a windmill. It is somewhat...

  • 16. Let your plans be adjustable

    This "tip" is not necessarily a recommendation to visit this church, but more intended to serve as an example of serendipitous changes in plans. My wife and I...

  • 17. Windmill with a view

    This is not an old windmill but built in the last few years to replace an 18th Century one which burned down in 1932. From old pictures it appears to be a...

  • 18. Ten Boom Museum

    Even if you are not religious you will be impressed, even inspired by the story of the Ten Boom family. They were devout Lutherans and risked their lives during...

  • 19. Nature and Environment Centre & ruines of castle

    Leonard Springer, a famous garden architect from the 20th century, built the beautifull gardens that can be seen here, between the 19th and 20th...

  • 20. Het huis met de beelden:The house with the statues

    The house with the statues is one of Haarlems' beautifull monuments. It was build in 1793 in neo-classic style.The official name of this villa is...

  • 21. Haarlemmer Hout: Go for a walk in the city forest

    Haarlemmer Hout is a forest in the middle of the town Haarlem. It's very old. The trees in the parc are 200 - 350 years old. The location off the forest is even...

  • 22. KRAANTJE LEK....

    Along the road from Haarlem to Zandvoort this place was, for Centuries, very popular with passers-by!It is said that there used to be a source and a little...

  • 23. It's a scam!

    Haarlem claims to be the city where printing was invented. The true story is that in ca. 1560 romours were spreading that this had happened in ca. 1440 and that...

  • 24. A bit of peace and quiet

    Just a quiet little street in the centre. Once you're here it is hard to imagine how nearby the busy shopping streets are. This is a quiet oasis, and I always...

  • 25. Dutch Experience

    The Dutch Experience, located in Stockport, England was the UK's first coffeeshop which opened in September of 2001. The co-ower and founder of the Dutch...

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