Haarlem is a beautiful city only 15 minutes from Amsterdam. As it is a A 17th century merchant city, full of winding canals, beautiful houses, gardens, and windmills, it is often referred to as the calmer, quainter, cousin of Amsterdam. Furthermore it has been voted the best shopping in Holland multiple years in a row.
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. It is an important landmark for the city of Haarlem and has dominated the city skyline for centuries. Therefore, it is a wonderful example of the religious and political changes in the city.
A market square that 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.
It 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. Because Pieter Teyler was a wealthy cloth merchant and banker, he 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. More importantly it 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
- 100% adaptable to your own interests
Does not include:
- Additional museum entrance fees may apply
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities / tips (optional)