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The innercity of Haarlem hasn’t lost its old historic character. The monumental city centre is full with little courtyards, squares, canals and churches. Especially the Great Church (or St. Bavo Church) is a beautiful piece of architecture. The surrounding flower fields are just a bike ride away from the city center. Join a city walk or sit on one of the beautiful terraces in the city center.

Top 10 things to do in Haarlem

  • Frans Hals Museum
  • Great market Square
  • Teylers Museum
  • Shopping streets
  • Windmils
  • Corrie ten Boom House
  • Amsterdam Gate
  • Ruines of Brederode Castle
  • De Waag
  • Hofje van Bakenes

Top events in Haarlem

The tourist season in Haarelm start around the end of March when the flower season starts and continues to October.

Where to sleep

When visiting Amsterdam there are a lot of hotels to choose from. For example:

But there are many more hotels: See all hotels in Haarlem.


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