A beautiful historic city center, famous museums, shops, restaurants and the beach around the corner: welcome to Haarlem, the city that has everything. From hidden courtyards from bygone times to trendy concept stores. From medieval church to terrace on the water. From Dutch Masters to French star chefs. From antique market to pop concert. Fancy a memorable day out? Visit Haarlem and be surprised by the sights, boutiques and picturesque squares, by the old and contemporary artists, the Burgundian atmosphere and the rich history.

A day trip to Haarlem center and surroundings

Will it be a day full of art and culture? Do you want to know more about the history of the city? Or do you come to Haarlem for some extensive shopping? Getting bored is simply not an option here, because in this historic city full of monuments, restaurants, shops, water, squares and parks you can literally go anywhere. Wander through the hidden courtyards of Haarlem. Discover how the masterpieces of Frans Hals look up close. Stroll along the boutiques in the Golden streets. Rent a sloop and explore Haarlem from the canals. Step inside the imposing Grote or St. Bavo Church and admire the organ that Mozart once played on. Or find a spot on one of the cozy terraces for a cup of coffee, lunch, drinks or dinner.

Visit the surroundings of Haarlem? Take a walk through the Haarlemmerhout, go to the picturesque village of Spaarndam or get on a bike and drive through National Park Zuid-Kennemerland to the beaches of Bloemendaal and Zandvoort.

Binnen in het Frans Hals Museum in de Manieristenzaal


De Zijlstraat is een van de Gouden Straatjes in Haarlem, en daarmee een van de leukste winkelstraten van Nederland.

Discover the best shopping streets

Seven picturesque streets with hundreds of special shops, full of craft products and unique stories; those are the Golden Streets in Haarlem. Shop, experience and enjoy!

Events Diary

De Grote Markt in Haarlem tijdens het jaarlijkse Haarlem Jazz festival. In het schemerlicht wordt er genoten van live muziek


De Grote Markt in Haarlem vanaf de Grote of St Bavokerk gezien

Must sees

Haarlem, gastronomic capital of the Netherlands