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.
Visiting Haarlem is a bit different at the moment, because of the coronavirus and the announced measures by the cabinet. Most sights have been reopened within the guidelines of the Rijksoverheid and RIVM. VVV Haarlem is also open at Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00 am to 15.00 pm for tips about activities in the city. Consult the website of the relevant location in Haarlem for the applicable safety protocol.
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.