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Canal with historical houses in old Haarlem
Canal with historical houses in old Haarlem

Haarlem

Why go?

Haarlem with its many historic buildings and beautiful old squares lies near the beach on the banks of the Spaarne river. It is wonderful to stroll through the narrow streets lined by the monumental buildings built by master Lieven de Key. Visit extraordinary museums, such as the Frans Hals or Teylers Museum, and explore its countless cafés and restaurants. Haarlem is called the most Flemish city of the north with reason!

See & do

Eating & drinking

Haarlem is full of lunchrooms, coffee bars, cafés, specialty eateries, and restaurants. The city celebrates its culinary identity with the annual Haarlem Culinair festival. It is great to stroll through the center, where shops, museums and restaurants rub shoulders.

Restaurants

Restaurants in Haarlem

Visit Haarlem on an empty stomach because this city has a rich culinary offering with spectacular highlights.

Event

Haarlem Culinair

Aug. 5, 2021 through Aug. 8, 2021 Haarlem

Come enjoy the best of countless restaurants at Haarlem Culinair.

Where to stay

Unique accommodations

5 unique places to stay in Haarlem

From ‘boutique hostels’ to full luxury, Haarlem’s accommodation options cover the full spectrum.

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Night view of street in Haarlem

Haarlem’s secrets

We reveal Haarlem’s secrets to make your visit even better.

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Transport in Haarlem

By public transport

Haarlem has two railway stations and a bus connection with Schiphol Airport. There are free secure bicycle parkings.

By car

There are few parking spaces in the streets in the city center. If you are coming by car, follow the P route to various car parks.

Transport in Holland

Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.

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