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Haarlem

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Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Flower City
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale. The quaint city is full of cozy bars and cafes, pedestrian-only cobblestone streets, and beautiful architecture. Previously one of the Netherlands' most powerful cities, Haarlem never fully recovered after World War II. Now, it is mostly supported by tourism and as a Dutch shopping destination. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Haarlem became known as a center for Dutch art. Today the town is home to several museums, where you can view originals by old masters such as Rembrant and Michelangelo, as well as contemporary art. Make your own Haarlem vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our The Netherlands trip planner.
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Hidden gems in Haarlem

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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Teylers Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Haarlem

Theme Park
Efteling Kaatsheuvel
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Garden
Keukenhof Lisse
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Zaanse Schans Zaandam
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Markthal Rotterdam
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Popular things to do in Haarlem

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Specialty Museum
The Corrie ten Boom House
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Molen De Adriaan Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ride / Activity
Lunchroom Cat Cafe Jippies
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Haarlem

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Church
Cathedral of Saint Bavo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Hofje van Bakenes
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
Stadhuis Haarlem
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Hofje Van Staats
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Haarlem

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Shopping Mall
Raaks Halle
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Melgers Wijn en Dranken
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Art of... Tea, Herbs & Spices
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kaashuis Tromp
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Haarlem

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Specialty Museum
Draaiorgelmuseum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museum Van de Geest
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Galerie Gemund
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Natural History Museum
Archeologisch Museum Haarlem
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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