"Haarlem, capital of Noord-Holland" Haarlem by OlafS

Haarlem Travel Guide: 764 reviews and 1,800 photos

I love this place. Even as a child I was already strangely attracted by Haarlem, although I can't remember why. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that Haarlem was where all the comic strips that I loved so much came from. I was obsessed by those in my younger years! Obviously Haarlem became a mythical place for me. Today that's hard to understand even for me. Now that I have grown up I simply recognize Haarlem as one of the prettiest cities of my country. It's not only beautiful, it has a nice atmosphere as well, much more relaxed than Amsterdam. See the travelogue for pictures of some of my favourite buildings.

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  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 1:52 AM

    Have been long time ago in Haarlem, nice memories...great information and fotos, the "scam" info interesting and funny! btw.: Happy Birthday!!

  • martin_nl's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2003 at 4:27 PM

    Great architectural background in you travelogue. This weekend I tasted the Jopen Lentebier!! Really delicious!!!

  • Lalique's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2002 at 6:54 AM

    Can't agree more, very nice and cosy town!

  • nighthawk's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2002 at 3:51 AM

    must go back there! good page so far!


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