What to do in Haarlem

The best tips for a day out in Haarlem

At VVV Haarlem you can stop by for a city map, museum tickets and walking routes. Explore the city, for example, through a courtyard walk. Curious about the history of the city? Our guides bring the history of Haarlem to life and take you on a trip for a city walk along the main sights of Haarlem. Or step aboard a tour boat and sail along the river Het Spaarne and the old canals of the city full of historic façades and striking buildings. Do you want to see what Haarlem looks like? Take a look at the city via the webcam.

Do you stop by for coffee or do you stay for lunch, something to drink or dine? In the center full of restaurants, atmospheric cafes, trendy sandwich shops and luxury lunch locations always something on the menu that suits you. A catering concept that you should have seen: The Jopen Church. Where once churchgoers sat in the benches, special beers are now brewed in copper kettles, which you can taste on the spot. If you prefer to sit outside, you also have a great variety to choose from in Haarlem; everywhere in the center you will find terraces where you can catch up, drink or watch boats undisturbed and enjoy the impressive historic city center.

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On and by the water

Do you want to look at Haarlem from a different angle? Then sail along with a cruise or rent a boat yourself.

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