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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

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

Side trips from Haarlem

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

Popular things to do in Haarlem

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

Historic Sites in Haarlem

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

Shopping in Haarlem

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

Museums in Haarlem

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

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