About Haarlem


Haarlem opens its doors to visitors from all over the world. It is the capital of the North-Holland province, has a wonderful historic centre and some of the best museums in the Netherlands.
In 2009, the city was listed as "the most welcoming city of the Netherlands" because of the large variety of shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and outdoor terraces in the summer time.

If you love nature and the beach, you are in a fabulous spot. By bike, you can pedal along the dunes, over the dunes and down the beach. You can also combine nature with going out by riding to the nearby beaches of Bloemendaal and Zandvoort and with just a 20 minute train ride, you can be in the city centre of Amsterdam.

Top five must-see tourist attraction in Haarlem:

  • St Bavo Protestant Church
  • Town Hall
  • The Adriaan Windmill
  • Frans Hals Museum
  • Teylers Museum (oldest museum of the Netherlands)

For more information about Haarlem, go to City Marketing Haarlem.