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Visit Haarlem, the Netherlands

Haarlem is a charming, medieval city in North Holland with lots for tourists to see and do. This Dutch city offers tourists a lively cultural scene, oodles of atmosphere, excellent shopping and dining opportunities - and is close to some great beaches too! The capital of North Holland, Haarlem is located only 15 minutes from Amsterdam and Schiphol airport.

Secret European Gem

Visitors to Haarlem will soon discover just why the city is so adored by the locals. The city's lovely shopping streets - lined with little boutiques - and cozy restaurants add to teh allure. Named by Huffington Post, as one of the "10 Secret European Spots You'll Want to Visit Stat," you should deinitely include Haarlem on your European itinerary!

Flower Capital and More

Haarlem is located at the center of the Dutch flower-growing district and is a main export point for flower buds. Not far from the famous Keukenhof gardens and flower fields of Lisse and Hillegom, the city is a great base for visitors to see the Netherlands' iconic tulips in full bloom. 

Only 15 minutes by train, Haarlem makes an excellent base for those traveling to Amsterdam. It is also very close to historic Leiden, the cheese markets of Alkmaar, and an hour from The Hague and vibrant Rotterdam. This makes Haarlem an excellent choice to stay in when exploring North and South Holland. 

City-Break from Amsterdam and Other European Capitals

With so many picturesque tourist sights, excellent museums, boutique shopping, incredible hotels, sandy beaches, and a wide range of restaurants, Haarlem is a great holiday destination or a wonderful city-break for a weekend away. It makes a great alternative for visitors wishing to discover an authentic Dutch city - or avoid the more tourist-trodden paths of Europe. 

Haarlem is exlusively covered by our valued member, JRS Makelaars

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  • Arts & Culture
  • Urban Life
  • Travel
  • Voice from the Street
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  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

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