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Best things to do in Haarlem

Science Museum
“This is the museum on art & science, it shows paintings and prints to fossils & scientific instruments.”
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Art Museum
“Gallery in a 17th-century building dedicated to portrait painter Frans Hals & the Dutch Old Masters. The building and street itself is worth making a detour.”
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Brewery
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“Local brewery in a former church. Really good award winning craft beers and delicious food. ”
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Plaza
“You can find all the shops there, even a mall. A great place if you want to go for shopping, way less crowded than Amsterdam. ”
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Music Venue
“Concert Hall and nightlife venue for dancing and partying all night long. Did you know the floor could vibrate on the jumping of the audience?!”
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Church
“The biggest church of the Netherlands with, once, the biggest pipe organ of the world.”
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Museum
“18th-century riverside windmill with scenic views, an educational museum & guided tours.”
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Natural Feature
“SUMMERTIP! (starting end of April until end of September). This is our beach spot in Haarlem, created in an old factory! Right on the riverside. Terrace in the sand, well known for their tasty pizza’s. Very laidback&vintagestyle.”
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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.”
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Restaurant
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“Italian winebar with great food and wines. Great service they provide free water next to your wine. But also perfect if you prefer beer, or even Ginger tea (personal recommendation :) www.dodici.nl”
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Steakhouse
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“Famous Dutch steak House. Just order the steak and fries, it is a local hotspot”
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French Restaurant
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“Good French food for a good price. The classics. It is one of the few restaurants which serve dinner until late. Most restaurants in the Netherlands close their kitchen at 21:30. ”
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Museum
“You missed out on the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam? Don't worry, we have our own Corrie ten Boom museum in the center of Haarlem, where you can have (English) guided visits in the original house where they kept the jewish families. Reservation recommended. ”
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Plaza
“To explore even more of Haarlem’s market life, then the Saturday market on nearby Botermarkt is also a favourite with the locals and offers a more intimate market experience than its more well-known neighbour.”
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Theater
“Best theater of the Netherlands. In summer the filmhouse is running several movies a day. Art House Movies. ”
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Park
“The oldest city forest of the Netherlands with trees in the age of 400 years.”
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