Haarlem – historical city with charm and excellent museums | Netherlands

Updated: April 2, 2020 | By | More
Haarlem Netherlands

Haarlem is a city located on the river Spaarne, about 20 km west of Amsterdam and near the coastal dunes. It lies in the northern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe.

Haarlem has been the historical center of the tulip bulb-growing district for centuries and therefore bears the nickname ‘Bloemenstad’ – The city of flowers. You can see beautiful flower arrangements on street corners, colourful parks and squares at any entrance to the city.

What to see in Harleem?

  • Almshouses (hofjes) built around courtyards
  • The Grote Markt (central market square), including:
  • the City Hall
  • the Vleeshal or meat market
  • the Hoofdwacht
  • the Grote or Sint-Bavokerk
  • Stadsbibliotheek Haarlem, the Haarlem Public Library, an historic landmark
  • Sint-Bavo Cathedral
  • Castle ruin Huis ter Kleef
  • The Teylers Museum (the oldest museum of the Netherlands)
  • Frans Hals Museum of Art
  • Het Dolhuys Museum of Psychiatry
  • Windmill De Adriaan
  • The Amsterdamse Poort city gate
  • The art nouveau railway station of Haarlem
  • Theater De Toneelschuur
  • The Ten Boom Museum
  • Villa Welgelegen
  • Haarlemmerhout park
  • The Bosch and Vaart neighbourhood

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