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CELEBRATE SUMMER
IN HAARLEM

Discover Haarlem in the summer! Settle down on a sunny terrace, store in the Golden Streets or admire Haarlem from the Spaarne.

Celebrate summer

Discover Haarlem in the summer! Settle down on a sunny terrace, store in the Golden Streets or admire Haarlem from the Spaarne.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

This summer, the globally popular Bad Boys return with their familiar mix of spectacular action and outrageous comedy, but this time with a twist: Miami's best cops are now on the run themselves.

Inside Out 2

The voices in Riley's head know her inside out, but this summer everything changes once Disney and Pixar introduce a new emotion in Inside Out 2: uncertainty.

Celebrate summer in Haarlem!

Discover Haarlem in the summer! Settle down on a sunny terrace, store in the Golden Streets or admire Haarlem from the Spaarne.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Inside Out 2 (OV)

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Inside Out 2

The New Boy

Cancer Bats + State Power

Aunt Rita's Party 2 - The Chocobomb

Fly Me to the Moon

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Despicable Me 4 (OV)

The Monk and the Gun

Treasure

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Speedmobile + Thick Dennis & the Røckers

Persona

My Own Private Idaho

Inside Out 2

Fremont

Memory

THE FAMILY

2HOT2FUNK

Comedy Stop Festival: Troy Hawke

BILL WITHERS TRIBUTE

Expat Cinema: Les pistolets en plastique

Expat Cinema: In the Land of Brothers

Scenes from a Marriage

Born of Osiris + Distant + Gallamesh

FLAVORS OF SOUL

Reggae Cafe: Miriam Simone & The Tuff Sound Band

Celebrate summer
in Haarlem!

Discover Haarlem in the summer! Settle down on a sunny terrace, store in the Golden Streets or admire Haarlem from the Spaarne.

Celebrate summer
in Haarlem!


Discover Haarlem in the summer! Settle down on a sunny terrace, store in the Golden Streets or admire Haarlem from the Spaarne.

Your summer
starts here

The temperature is rising and the sun is showing more and more of itself. Summer is finally here. The season to enjoy it. Where better to do that than in Haarlem?

Summer begins in Haarlem

The temperature is rising and the sun is showing more and more of itself. Summer is finally here. The season to enjoy it. Where better to do that than in Haarlem?

Outside

Summer is the season to get outside. While the sun is shining brightly, it is nice to take a refreshing dip, relax on a rug in a park or head to the seaside.

Picnicking is one of the most fun summer activities when the weather is nice. It gives you a chance to spend time in nature and get together with friends. Haarlem has many places in and around the city where you can settle down on a rug. Some of these spots are listed here listed here.

Haarlem is ideally located near the beach. Enjoy the beautiful coast of Bloemendaal and Zandvoort. Experience the refreshing sea air during a beach walk, relax on a beach bed or have lunch at one of the many beach bars. Between Haarlem and the sea lies National Park Zuid-Kennemerland. The park has a wonderful range of hiking trails and especially the Kennemer Dunes are very popular. No wonder! Here you will find beautiful pieces of forest and dune, but also small dune lakes. In dune lake 't Wed it is allowed to swim. The little ones can also splash and play here.

During real heat it can be tempting to jump into the Spaarne, but this is forbidden due to safety reasons. Not to worry, in and around Haarlem you have unique places to cool down during the hot summer days. We put the nicest options in a row.

Culture

Haarlem is a city rich in culture, known for its historic buildings, charming canals and a diverse range of museums. In addition, you can enjoy various proposals in Haarlem, such as film, music and theater.

Want to discover the diversity of Haarlem and be active at the same time? Then our free 10,000 steps walk is perfect for you.

Stroll from the heart of downtown toward landmarks such as the KoepelKathedral and Molen de Adriaan. Explore narrow streets and Haarlem's canals. Also discover the city's greenery and walk through the Haarlemmerhout.

Catering tips are included in the walk. Enjoy a coffee break, lunch or other treat. That way you will get to know new catering spots in Haarlem and get the energy to continue the walk! Ready for the start? Check out the route.

The oldest museum in the Netherlands is in Haarlem: the Teylers Museum, where science and art come together. Haarlem is also known for the Frans Hals Museum. Here you will find the largest collection of Frans Hals and admire paintings by other great painters. Or check out an interactive exhibition on psychiatry at Museum van de Geest. Haarlem museums also offer fun activities for children.

More about Haarlem museums

From the water you experience the city very differently. Summer is perfect for taking a canal cruise on board a luxury sloop or a (partially) covered canal boat. Sail past the most beautiful sights while the skipper tells you the fun facts.

More about canal cruises in Haarlem

Is the weather bad? Even then you don't have to get bored. You can always watch a movie at one of the movie houses in Haarlem. The Barn is a place in the center of Haarlem for culture. You can go there for theater, dance, music specials and movies. For entertainment, go to Pathé Haarlem. Here you watch movies in new relax seats. At the Filmkoepel you can watch movies at a special location; the former prison dome. The basement of the listed building houses a cinema where you can watch all kinds of films. Experience a special movie night outside at the Veerkwartier. At the Veerplas you can watch a movie on a big screen.

All locations also offer special screenings for children. Check out the current film and show offerings in the OUT calendar.

Food and drink

During the summer, cozy food festivals take place in Haarlem. These are fine occasions to get together with friends while enjoying a snack and a drink. In the city center are atmospheric terraces and restaurants where you can relax.

River the Spaarne runs through downtown Haarlem and is a popular spot in the summer. Not only to sail on it yourself, but also to watch boats from the sunny terrace. A number of fine waterfront terraces are here in a row.

Fancy a party? Then you have to be at TAPT Haarlem. The ultimate drinks festival in the Netherlands where (special) beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks flow richly. More than 80 breweries are represented at the festival. You can eat delicious food from all kinds of cuisines at various food trucks. Dance during the silent disco, sing along with hits from the DJs and play along with one of the many games.

More about TAPT Haarlem

Four days of culinary enjoyment on the Grote Markt. That is possible during Haarlem Culinair. From August 1 to 4 gourmets come together. Discover a range of delicious dishes prepared by renowned chefs. The atmosphere is cozy, with stylish tables and live music. Haarlem Culinair is a must-visit for lovers of fine food and drink.

More about Haarlem Culinair

At Tasting Park, you can enjoy late summer in Kenau Park. The last weekend before schools start again, on August 30 and 31 and September 1, the monumental park is once again filled with food trucks. 30 traveling kitchens will prepare the best street, soul and comfort food. Throughout the weekend are acts and various activities for young and old. For example, kids can have a dance at the silent disco.

More about Trial Park

Shopping

An average offer? You won't find that in the Gouden Straatjes. What you do find is an old-fashioned shopping atmosphere and countless special boutiques. From concept stores and vintage stores to specialty craft stores and exclusive design.

The Golden Streets lie around the Grand Place, the central square in the heart of the city. Each street has something special. The Warmoesstraat, for example, is the most beautiful in the city. Go to the Anegang for the latest trends and the Schagchelstraat is full of crafts.

More about the Golden Streets

Events during summer vacation

Jul 21.

KD Soundsystem - Rapa Nui

Patronaat and Rapa Nui present RaPatronaat
Music
Sunday, 07 JULY
4 p.m.
Rapa Nui
Sunday, JULY 21
4 p.m.
Rapa Nui

22 Jul 22

OPEM JAMSESSION

olv Leon Leehaund
Music
Monday 22 JULY
9 p.m.
Cafe Stiels
Monday, SEPTEMBER 30
9 p.m.
Cafe Stiels

Jul. 22 to Aug. 30.

Summer Workshops The World Children's Theatre

Age: 6 to 12 years Lots of acting, having fun with each other and, of course, imagining, creating and performing a show for an audience
Kids Theater
Monday, July 22
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Tuesday, July 23
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Wednesday, July 24
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Thursday, July 25
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Friday, July 26
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Saturday, July 27
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Sunday, July 28
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Monday, July 29
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Tuesday, July 30
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Wednesday, July 31
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 1
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Friday, Aug. 2
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Saturday, Aug. 3
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Sunday, Aug. 4
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Monday, Aug. 5
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Tuesday, Aug. 6
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Wednesday, Aug. 7
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 8
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Friday, Aug. 9
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Saturday, Aug. 10
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Sunday, Aug. 11
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Monday, Aug. 12
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Tuesday, Aug. 13
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Wednesday, Aug. 14
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 15
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Friday, Aug. 16
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Saturday, Aug. 17
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Sunday, Aug. 18
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Monday, Aug. 19
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Tuesday, Aug. 20
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Wednesday, Aug. 21
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 22
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Friday, Aug. 23
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Saturday, Aug. 24
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Sunday, Aug. 25
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Monday, Aug. 26
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Tuesday, Aug. 27
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Wednesday, Aug. 28
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Thursday, Aug. 29
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
Friday, Aug. 30
From 09:00 to 18:00
The World Children's Theatre
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