Anastasia Dudina

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Anastasia Dudina

Welcome to Haarlem! Virtually every building and every place in the centre of this old city comes with a great story, exciting legend or rich historical background. When you step off the train, you fill find yourself in one of Holland’s oldest railway stations. A short walk takes you to the Spaarne river, where you will see the imposing building that houses Teylers Museum with its extensive art and science collection.

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Name: Anastasia Dudina
City: Haarlem
My tip: Visit the Saturday market on Grote Markt square in Haarlem.

Visit the Saturday market in Haarlem and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. I guarantee it’s the perfect start to a perfect weekend.

Welcome to Haarlem!

Virtually every building and every place in the centre of this old city comes with a great story, exciting legend or rich historical background. When you step off the train, you will find yourself in one of Holland’s oldest railway stations. A short walk takes you to the Spaarne river, where you will see the imposing building that houses Teylers Museum with its extensive art and science collection. If you want to have a drink, I recommend the Jopenkerk. This famous brewery is located in what used to be a church. Your eyes and taste buds will thank you!

Another great thing about Haarlem is that it is near the main highlights and tourist attractions: Schiphol, Keukenhof, Leiden, The Hague, the North Sea. Amsterdam and the beautiful beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal aan Zee are just 15 minutes away from Haarlem. So what will be your next destination? It’s up to you!

My tip: 

Haarlem’s Saturday market is an extraordinary event. The stalls are set up in the heart of the city, on Grote Markt square surrounded by Haarlem’s beautiful highlights: St. Bavo Church and city hall. While strolling past the many stalls that offer fresh flowers, nuts, stroopwafels, cheese, bread, fish and clothes, many different languages catch the ear: Dutch, English, German, Russian… It is surprising how people from around the world seem to feel right at home in Haarlem. And yes, it’s official: Haarlem’s Saturday market has been elected Holland’s Best Market in 2015!

Anastasia is a Holland Ambassador and enjoys her daily exchanges with our Russian fans on Facebook.

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