Things to Do in Haarlem

Haarlem with its many historic buildings and beautiful old squares lies near the beach on the banks of the Spaarne river. It is wonderful to stroll through the narrow streets lined by the monumental buildings built by master Lieven de Key. Visit extraordinary museums and explore its countless cafés and restaurants.


Must do’s in Haarlem

Cathedral Basilica of Sint Bavo
Admire the magnificent architecture of the Cathedral Basicila of Sint Bavo. The Cathedral is located just outside of the city Centre that was completed in 1930 and was soon elevated to the status of basilica by the Pope. The Cathedral Basilica of Sint Bavo is the second largest church in Holland and definitely worth a visit.

Windmill de Adriaan
When visiting Haarlem you don’t want to miss De Adriaan windmill, this mill is located in the city Centre. You will be able to see the windmill in action with a guided tour, In the mill, you will be introduced to the age-old technique of converting wind into productive energy. You will find a lot of information about windmills in general, and about the Adriaan in particular.

Teylers Museum
This museum is the oldest museum in the Netherlands, it has been open to the public since 1784. The subject of the museum is visual arts and science. Exhibits include machines that generate electricity and fossils that are millions of years old, as well as historical books and coins. Art lovers visit Teylers for its fine collection of Dutch masters and its world-famous prints and drawings by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael and Goltzius, to mention but a few.

The Golden Streets
The Golden Streets lie around the Grand Place, the central square in the heart of the city. Each street has something special. Three times Haarlem is rewarded as best shopping city of the Netherlands. in the Gouden Straatjes you’ll find an old-fashioned cozy shopping atmosphere and countless special boutiques. From concept stores and vintage stores to artisanal specialty stores and exclusive design.

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