The 17 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Haarlem
Be amazed by the beautiful Haarlem during a day in the city. Stroll through an inner city full of history and discover traces of the Eighty Years' War and Golden Age. Sit among more than 4,000 monuments, visit one of the many courtyards and see many sights. Haarlem is also rich in museums. Surround yourself with contemporary art, see treasures of science and let yourself be toured by paintings by famous grandmasters. We are happy to tell you which places you can't miss. Save your favorites on your city guide and explore.
The marking on the street may not tell you much at first glance. But the stripes are the starting point of the pilgrimage to Santiago.
The oldest museum in the Netherlands where the public has been welcome since 1784 to look at objects of art and science.
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This museum is very appropriately underground. You will get to know the history of Haarlem through finds from the soil.
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This museum of the mind depicts man in all its facets, especially those who deviate from the applicable standard in the Netherlands.
Enjoy the view, looking over the Spaarne and Haarlem. In the museum you will get acquainted with the age-old technique of converting wind into energy.
Modern and contemporary art can be found in De Hallen Haarlem. In the collection, artists take a critical look at modern society.
Thanks to the large pompous entrance, the Teylers Hofje is not really hidden. Since its inception in 1787, the courtyard has been offering living space to lonely ladies.
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Frans Hals is the most famous painter in Haarlem. The museum named after him shows a selection of his most beautiful and greatest paintings.
Located on the Grote Markt you will find the town hall. Admire this beautiful building with the vigilant Lady Justice watching the square.
This house shows how Jewish people in hiding could hide behind a false wall in Corrie ten Boom's bedroom.
In the heart of the center of Haarlem you will find the Grote Markt. The square is the ideal location to relax thanks to its many terraces.
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Not just any street. The Kleine Houtstraat has often been chosen as the nicest shopping street in the Netherlands. This is thanks to the many special shops.
Since about 1400 this gate welcomes you in Haarlem. It's the only gate left of the original twelve gates.
Stroll along the Spaarne past cosy restaurants, characteristic bridges and several monumental buildings.
The Hallway is the old entrance to the Mennonite Church. By means of exhibitions, photographers connect the outside world with the church.
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A landmark in the city. The medieval church is built in the Gothic style and located on the Grote Markt.
At the Spaarne is perhaps the most famous music café in Haarlem. Musicians from all over the world are still performing here every week.
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