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Haarlem is accessible by car, public transportation and bicycle easily accessible.

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located city

Haarlem is easily accessible by both car and public transportation. Haarlem has two train stations, an excellent bus connection to Schiphol Airport and is easily accessible from Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. At the city's access roads, you will find directions to public parking garages; there is little street parking in the center. Bicycles can be parked for free in one of the guarded and covered bicycle sheds.

On a bicycle

Haarlem is gemakkelijk bereikbaar per fiets via verschillende routes, waaronder de populaire Spaarndammerdijk vanuit Amsterdam en langs het prachtige landschap van de Haarlemmermeer. Andere mooie routes zijn vanuit Bloemendaal of Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland. Bij het station en verder in de binnenstad is voldoende fietsparkeergelegenheid. Fietsen is een schone, gezonde en milieuvriendelijke manier om de stad te verkennen en biedt toegang tot alle belangrijke bezienswaardigheden.

By Train

Haarlem is an easily accessible city by train. It is a hub station from which there are direct trains to Amsterdam, Schiphol, The Hague, Rotterdam and other cities. Haarlem has two train stations: Haarlem and Haarlem Spaarnwoude. 

Haarlem Central Station is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance of the main attractions and shopping areas. Trains run on average every 7-10 minutes and travel time to Amsterdam is less than 20 minutes. Night trains are also available. 

Je kunt een los kaartje kopen, een OV-chipkaart gebruiken of in- en uitchecken met je mobiel. Er zijn voldoende faciliteiten aanwezig op het station waaronder horeca, winkels, toiletten en een fietsenstalling. De trein naar Haarlem is een snelle, gemakkelijke, duurzame en prettige manier om deze historische stad te bereiken.

By bus

Haarlem is easily accessible by bus from several nearby cities. There are several bus lines that run regularly and provide a good connection between Haarlem and the surrounding areas. For example, you can take bus line 300 directly from Amsterdam to Haarlem. This bus line runs seven days a week and departs several times an hour. There are also bus connections to Haarlem from other cities, such as Leiden and Alkmaar. 

In addition to regular bus lines, there are also night buses available that connect Haarlem with Amsterdam and other cities in the area. With an OV-chip card or loose tickets, you can easily travel by bus to Haarlem. Through the website of the various transport companies, you can check the timetable and fares and prepare your trip.


Haarlem has several parking options, ranging from on-street parking areas to parking garages. Most street parking areas work with a payment system that works with a parking meter or an app. There are five parking garages in the center of Haarlem, including de Kamp, Appelaar and Raaks. The rates for the parking garages are higher than those on the street, but the garages also provide more security and protection from weather conditions. 

Residential areas often have a parking permit system that allows residents to park their cars in specific zones for a certain period of time. It is important to note that some parts of the city are only accessible to permit holders. It is advisable to pay close attention to the signs and rules when parking in Haarlem to avoid fines and inconveniences.

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