Haarlem is a beautiful city only 15 minutes from Amsterdam. A 17th century merchant city, full of winding canals, beautiful houses, gardens, and windmills. Furthermore it has been voted the best shopping in Holland multiple years in a row. As well as having a wonderful food and coffee culture! We will make sure you explore the historic streets, the Vijfhoek, and more. For many, it is often referred to as the calmer, quainter, cousin of Amsterdam.
Things to do in Haarlem
De Adriaan is a windmill in the Netherlands that burnt down in 1932 and was rebuilt in 2002. The original windmill dates from 1779 and the mill has been a distinctive part of the skyline of Haarlem for centuries.
This Cathedral houses one of the most important organs in the world, mentioned in Moby-Dick, and played by Mozart at the age of 10. This church is an important landmark for the city of Haarlem and has dominated the city skyline for centuries. First mention of a church on this spot was made in 1307, however the wooden structure burned in the 14th century. The church was rebuilt and only became a cathedral in 1559. Therefore, it is a wonderful example of the religious and political changes in the city.
Flanked by the stunning town hall, the Grote Church, and the old Meat Halls, this market square is the place to be for a drink in the sun. Come on Saturdays for some of the best food, produce, and flower markets in the North of Holland.
The museum was founded in 1862 in the newly renovated former Dominican church cloisters located in the back known as the Prinsenhof. Today, it houses an incredible collection of works by Frans Hal’s, the Dutch master who lived in the city in the 17th Century.
An incredible art, history, and science museum in Haarlem. Established in 1778, Teylers Museum was founded as a centre for contemporary art and science. Pieter Teyler was a wealthy cloth merchant and banker, who bequeathed his fortune for the advancement of religion, art, and science.
A stunning 19th Century park in Haarlem with beautiful old stables, gates, and buildings from a time gone by. There are deer, wildlife, bridges, and lakes. It truly feels like you are in a Jane Austin novel. Its a sight that is off the beaten tourist track, beloved by locals and families.
Book your own private tour now of Haarlem, and we can customise your experience to your specific needs. Even add on a canal tour, and a bike tour around this amazing city.
- Pick up and drop off and transportation
- Professional, local guide
- Private tour just for you
- 100% adaptable to your own interests
Does not include:
- Additional museum entrance fees may apply
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities / tips (optional)