Haarlem Things to Do

  • Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
    Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
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  • Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
    Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
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  • Inside Grote of St. Bavokerk, Haarlem
    Inside Grote of St. Bavokerk, Haarlem
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Haarlem

  • 1. Grote Markt

    This is certainly the most elegant building of the Grote Markt. The Haarlem town authorities wanted a rich decorated meat market, a real prestige building and that is what the town architect Lieven de...

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  • 2. Frans Hals Museum

    In my opinion, the number one place to visit in Haarlem - at least if you like art. The museum grew out of the city's collection which was exhibited in the town hall. It was moved to a 17th century...

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  • 3. Hofjes

    This former hofje (a caritative institution, for poor and/or elderly, often with a hospital connected) has a beautiful façade with a couple of details to discover. Indeed, the façade is the only thing...

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  • 4. Grote Kerk

    Haarlem's main church has a history dating back to at least 1307. Back then, it was a wooden building which burned down later in the 14th century. The present building dates from 1479 and became a...

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  • 5. St. Bavo Cathedral

    St Bavo Cathedral and the Grote Kerk Haarlem are the same church what explains that I wrote twice my review: The tourist visiting the Grote Kerk St-Bavo is most often unaware that the interior of...

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  • 6. Streets / Canals

    This historic building was designed in 1597 as a Weigh House for grain brought to Haarlem by ship along the adjoining Spaarne River/Canal. The building is now used as a tavern/restaurant and I believe...

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  • 7. Spaarne

    This small bridge over the Spaarne River is the ideal place to take photos of the river activity. The bridge also has the facility to open up and let the larger riverboats and sail craft through. We...

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  • 8. Teylers Museum

    The oldest museum in the Netherlands is a wonderful trip back into the 18th and19th century. It was founded in 1778 with the fortune of the cloth merchant Pieter Teyler who also possessed an art...

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  • 9. Surroundings

    well if you want to get the teast of Haarlem you need to walk around of course if the weather lets you... there are alot fo coffe or tea shops with weed for those who are interested and the atomospher...

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  • 10. Flower Parade

    We didn't get to see the parade at the start, sort of difficult with a 4 year old in tow. When he needs to nap, he naps! Spent the Sunday morning walking around the market and marvelling at the work...

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  • 11. Canal Tour

    As we walked along the the embankment of Spaarne River/ Canal we found there were several small boats offering tours. These were mostly open boats offering a similar service to what is offered on the...

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  • 12. Museums

    One of the best movies I have ever seen is the Hiding Place - the story of Corrie ten Boom. It still shows occasionally on TV in England , and presumably other countries, and is the story of how the...

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  • 13. Churches

    The first thing I noticed walking into Haarlem was the impressive gothic St. Bavo's Cathedral which was built in the 14th-15th centuries, in the so-called Kustgotiek ("Coast Gothic") style. A treasure...

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  • 14. Amsterdamse Poort

    Whilst walking along the canal admiring the old wharehouse conversions we eventually stumbled upon the Adriann Windmill. A beautiful mill located on the River Spaarne, it dominates the district. The...

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  • 15. Streetmarkets

    On Sunday, when the decorated cars of the annual flower parade are parked at the Gedempte Oude Gracht, you can visit the special flower market. When Caroline and me arrived there in the morning (close...

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  • 16. Haarlem Railway Station

    Give yourself a couple of minutes and have a look at the train station building. It is full of art nouveau decoration with thousands of coloured tiles and...

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  • 17. Paviljoen Welgelegen

    This beautiful place was bought in 1769 by Henry Hope, an English banker. In those days it was a country estate, far away from the centre of Haarlem. Hope...

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  • 18. Haarlem Red Light District

    Not even close to the size of A'Dam, but still sort of quaint, also right next to the main Church---right after I took this picture down the alley towards an...

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  • 19. Salsa at Haarlem Railway Station

    The complete year, each 2e and 4e Saturday of the month on salsa station Haarlem, Salsa classes for beginners from 20.00 till 20.30. Workshop Salsa for advanced...

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  • 20. Vanity

    Haarlem is over seven centuries old and is a city with a history rich in Dutch mercantile and trade culture. During the golden age of Europe, wealthy Dutch...

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  • 21. Haarlem supermarket V & D; La Place 6th fl.

    Even if you don't need anything to buy, do visit the supermarket of Vroom and Dreesman. It is housed in a magnificient Art Deco building that this fact alone is...

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  • 22. Don't miss out to check the train station!

    If you are in Haarlem, even if you came by car and parked somewhere, do take the effort to have a look at the trainstation.The building might not look that...

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  • 23. DE SANTHAES

    This mill was built in 1779 asd is a corn-mill.Before 1583 there obviously was a mill in Santpoort that probably during the siege of Haarlem was destroyed by...

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  • 24. Fusillade monument

    Only two months before the second World War ended in the Netherlands, at March 7th 1945, 15 men, age 19-53, were executed by a firing squad of Nazi's on the...

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  • 25. The station

    Since you're probably going to arrive by train anyway, take a good look at the station. It's one of the nicest in the country, with its many Jugendstil details....

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