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Things to do in Haarlem

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Science Museum
“Teylers Museum – art, natural history and science museum – in Haarlem teylers museum haarlem van www.teylersmuseum.nl Teylers Museum is the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands. Visit us and be amazed by art, science, history.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The oldest art museum in the Netherlands remains as innovative as ever. Haarlem painters such as Frans Hals started implementing exciting, artistic innovations at the beginning of the 17th century. Thus they unleashed the unparalleled boom of painting in the Golden Age. Art that still has – to this day – an unrivalled international allure.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Brewery
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“16 minute walk (1,2 km) from Stadsvilla Parkhage Former beautiful church converted into a brewery, grand cafe and tasting room. Home to Haarlem's famous Jopen Beer. Open Monday-Sunday 10:00 - 01:00 Address: Gedempte Voldersgracht 2 www.jopenkerk.nl”
  • 171 locals recommend
Plaza
“If the actually market is not there, you will find yourself in the 17th century (Golden Age). Beautiful buildings, centrally located and right in the middle of the buzz of all restaurant, shops and cafes. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Church
“8 minute walk (600 m) from Stadsvilla Parkhage. Haarlems gothic cathedral which was built in the 14th century. Situated on the Grote Markt, the main square which is the city's beating heart with charming cafe's, bars and restaurants. OPENING HOURS: Monday til Saturday 10:00 - 17:00. In July and August also open on Sundays 12 - 17pm. PRICES: Adults € 2,50 GUIDED TOURS: Every Saturday there is a Guided Tour starting at 14:00. From May 15th till Oktober 1st there is an extra Guided Tour starting at 14:30. the tours take about an hour. Price: € 5,00 admission included. No reservation required. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“A very nice ''Molen'' just outside the centre. On sunny days a great place to just chill and relax”
  • 42 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Haarlem - Check out their website, the programming might have a nice surprise for you.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“City beach De Oerkap ★★★★ Harmenjansweg 95, Haarlem oerkap.nl The Oerkap is Haarlem’s beach venue and is located on the Harmenjansweg 95. open every day from 12:00 tot 0:00 hrs. Except: Sunday from 10:00, Tuesday from 15:00 hrs Open until the end of September”
  • 59 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“A french restaurant in the Center of Haarlem! Very popular bistro amongst the locals. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For some nice trendy food accompanied by some good wines, I would recommend this restaurant. Also for lunch this is a good option. Try the bruschetta's!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Haarlem's city centre! Find the hidden gems in the small streets around, or go for the International chains like Zara, Costes or H&M.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Cozy wine bar. Wide selection but you can't really go wrong with any. Best mulled wine during winter season. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Organic Grocery
“Supermarket, bit more expensive because it only sells biological food and drinks”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“The oldest city forest of the Netherlands with trees in the age of 400 years.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great place for a nice coffee or tea. The also serve breakfast and lunch and some nice cakes! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Museum
“9 minute walk (600m) from Stadsvilla Parkhage. Experience the amazing story of the Ten Boom family in the Corrie ten Boomhouse which was a hiding place during the Second World War for fugitives and those hunted by the Nazi's. Guided tours take about an hour and are held Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advanced of the desired date. www.corrietenboom.com. If you were not organized enough to think ahead, you can also do a virtual tour. ”
  • 29 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“16 minute walk (1,2 km) from Stadsvilla Parkhage Former beautiful church converted into a brewery, grand cafe and tasting room. Home to Haarlem's famous Jopen Beer. Open Monday-Sunday 10:00 - 01:00 Address: Gedempte Voldersgracht 2 www.jopenkerk.nl”
  • 171 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“A french restaurant in the Center of Haarlem! Very popular bistro amongst the locals. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For some nice trendy food accompanied by some good wines, I would recommend this restaurant. Also for lunch this is a good option. Try the bruschetta's!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Here you can eat delicious steak, highly recommended, I have not eaten anywhere so tasty steak as here. You can also go there by bike or on the way back from Bloemendaal beach.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great place for a nice coffee or tea. The also serve breakfast and lunch and some nice cakes! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A restaurant located at the water with a view on a windmill. Tip! The last sunshine is here ;-)”
  • 34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Lovely cafe with nice staff, good food options and good coffee. If you manage to get in before 10:00 you can also enjoy seeing the city waking up. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Anything on the menu here is delicious. Accompanied by a gorgous glass of wine. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

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