Amsterdam is famous for its canals. But all old cities in Holland have them ! Look at the canals of Haarlem and endoy !
Exploring the streets, will bring you to some very interesting parts of the city. Lots to see in the little side streets and a photographers dream.
I said it's a quieter place than Amsterdam, seriously, cuz I walked twice in mornings and the streets are empty, no people, maybe one or two. (See pics) But nice streets though and quaint buildings.
Haarlem has many examples of typical Dutch gable architecture. The type of gable pictured is known as a step gable for obvious reasons.