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Be surprised by the rich art and culture of Haarlem. Will it be a museum, the theater or a walk past historical monuments?

Arts and Culture

Be surprised by the rich art and culture of Haarlem. Will it be a museum, the theater or a walk past historical monuments?

The artistic
soul of Haarlem

Haarlem is a paradise for art lovers, with a wide range of museums, galleries and cultural events. Immerse yourself in the city's artistic offerings and witness the interplay between tradition and innovation. Arts and culture in Haarlem truly embrace and celebrate the spirit of creativity. Here is a glimpse of what this enchanting city has to offer:

Frans Hals Museum (Groot Heiligland)

On the Groot Heiligland is the 17th-century Old Man's House with atmospheric museum rooms, intimate regents' rooms, an 18th-century dollhouse and a beautiful courtyard garden.

Great or St. Bavo Church

The Grote or St. Bavo Church can be seen from far outside the city of Haarlem. This medieval Gothic cross church is one of the largest churches in the Netherlands.

Museum House Barnaart

Rightfully one of the city's most beautiful houses. This stately building used to be owned by one of the city's wealthiest merchants, Willem Philip Barnaart. Now it is open to the public.

New Vide

An art venue and incubator, Nieuwe Vide originated from the squatting movement.

Rotary Organ Museum

Fairground Organ Museum with a unique collection consisting of nine fairground organs, including the Kunkels Organ, the largest concert organ in Europe and the Compton theater organ "lady Compton," on which concerts are regularly given by well-known organists.

Frans Hals Museum location HAL

On the Grote Markt, in the 17th-century Vleeshal, the Frans Hals Museum hosts regular exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

Corrie ten Boom Museum

During World War II, the Ten Boom family hid Jews and resistance fighters in their home on Barteljorisstraat in Haarlem. Due to betrayal, the family ended up in captivity and concentration camps. Only Corrie survived.

Museum of the Spirit | Dolhuys

The former plague, madden and leproo house. For years, this house housed "madmen," people who fell outside society. Now, nearly 700 years later, it is a museum about stigma and the importance of mental health.

NZH Transportation Museum

Permanent exhibition about the NZH streetcar and bus company. There are streetcars and classic buses and many photos in the archives to admire.

Ruins of Brederode

The Ruins of Brederode is a remnant of the medieval castle of the Lords of Brederode. Around 1355, the castle was built from an older castle.

Haarlem is where
creativity thrives

Every day there is theater, music, dance or film. In fact, Haarlem has several theaters, cultural centers and a large pop venue. In Patronaat you can enjoy well-known and lesser-known acts and bands from all over the world. Philharmonie is Haarlem's concert hall. And for cabaret, theater and theater go to the Stadsschouwburg, housed in a beautiful building.

Haarlem, a rich history

Discover Haarlem's rich history and its many monumental buildings and courtyards. From medieval streets to wonderful museums such as the Frans Hals Museum and the Teylers Museum, this city offers a wealth of cultural heritage. Come and enjoy the beauty of this historic city!

Frans Hals Museum (Groot Heiligland)

On the Groot Heiligland is the 17th-century Old Man's House with atmospheric museum rooms, intimate regents' rooms, an 18th-century dollhouse and a beautiful courtyard garden.

Great or St. Bavo Church

The Grote or St. Bavo Church can be seen from far outside the city of Haarlem. This medieval Gothic cross church is one of the largest churches in the Netherlands.

Museum House Barnaart

Rightfully one of the city's most beautiful houses. This stately building used to be owned by one of the city's wealthiest merchants, Willem Philip Barnaart. Now it is open to the public.

New Vide

An art venue and incubator, Nieuwe Vide originated from the squatting movement.

Rotary Organ Museum

Fairground Organ Museum with a unique collection consisting of nine fairground organs, including the Kunkels Organ, the largest concert organ in Europe and the Compton theater organ "lady Compton," on which concerts are regularly given by well-known organists.

Frans Hals Museum location HAL

On the Grote Markt, in the 17th-century Vleeshal, the Frans Hals Museum hosts regular exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

Corrie ten Boom Museum

During World War II, the Ten Boom family hid Jews and resistance fighters in their home on Barteljorisstraat in Haarlem. Due to betrayal, the family ended up in captivity and concentration camps. Only Corrie survived.

Museum of the Spirit | Dolhuys

The former plague, madden and leproo house. For years, this house housed "madmen," people who fell outside society. Now, nearly 700 years later, it is a museum about stigma and the importance of mental health.

NZH Transportation Museum

Permanent exhibition about the NZH streetcar and bus company. There are streetcars and classic buses and many photos in the archives to admire.

Ruins of Brederode

The Ruins of Brederode is a remnant of the medieval castle of the Lords of Brederode. Around 1355, the castle was built from an older castle.

Discover Haarlem and
its rich history

Discover Haarlem's rich history and its many monumental buildings. From medieval streets to beautiful museums such as the Frans Hals Museum and the Teylers Museum, this city offers a wealth of cultural heritage. In the cellars of the City Hall - the heart of the city that has been there since the fourteenth century - you will discover everything about the history of Haarlem. For example, watch the animated film Vogelvlucht and see how the imposing Grote or St. Bavo Church was built, be transported to the glory days of Haarlem in the Golden Age and marvel at the development that residents of this monumental city have gone through over the centuries.

Discover the enchanting Haarlem on Instagram! Follow us on Instagram and get carried away by the charm and versatility of this beautiful city. We regularly share breathtaking photos and videos that reflect Haarlem's rich history, cultural treasures and vibrant atmosphere.

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