"Haarlem Adventures" Haarlem by BlueBerry_7

Haarlem Travel Guide: 764 reviews and 1,800 photos

Beautiful Haarlem

Haarlem is a quaintly beautiful little town that can be very gezellig. Located only minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station, Haarlem is definitely worth a day trip or two. Haarlem is full of restuarants, nice stores and much culture. There are several popular musems visit and large beautiful churches to see and explore.


This a rainbow in Haarlem over the Spaarne Canal. The town has lots of charm that shows through in the devine architecture.

Haarlem aka Hempcity

Haarlem is a wonderful place to stay while visiting Holland to get away from the craziness of Amsterdam. There are many nice and very resonably priced accommodations available from B&B's, to hotels, or apartments, Haarlem has it all. Have some Accommodation TIPS listed below.
Nol Van Schaik, activist and owner of the 3 Willie Wortel coffeeshops in Haarlem, Holland. Nol is showing all of us how to roll a spliff or cone joint, this is condsidered the Dutch way!

~ I also have some more Haarlem pics/info in my Amsterdam pages under *Travelouges* listed Amsterdam Trip II.


Popular Attractions

Frans Hals Museum
Frans Hals was a 17th century painter

Teylers Museum
The oldest museum of the Netherlands (1784)

St Bavo Cathedral
Cathedral of Haarlem

St Bavo Church
The church at the Grote Markt square in downtown Haarlem

Spaarnestad Fotoarchief / Photo Archive
Famous photo archive of the Netherlands

Draaiorgelmuseum / Street organ Museum
Unique Dutch street organs

Archeological Museum Haarlem
Archeological findings from Haarlem

Be sure to check out my *TRAVELOGUES*, I have loads of photos! Please check back often, I am always adding new stuff and I look forward to your comments and ratings.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:No trams!
  • Cons:Rain,Rain,Rain
  • In a nutshell:I just want to live here!
  • Last visit to Haarlem: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2003
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  • MrLunk's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    Update 2012:
    Nol van Schaik: http://Facebook.com/NolvanSchaik
    Nol's GaGa Trading / Positronics seedbank:

  • billbryant's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2007 at 6:37 AM

    Although I haven't been in Haarlem in over 6 years the Empire Coffee shop was a pleasant place to enjoy a trip to the Grote Markt.I hope that during my visit this May it will have the same ambiance! BB

  • mad4travel's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2006 at 10:52 AM

    Nice Haarlem pages. My friend used to live there and we often fed the ducks on the water at Spaarne with her little girl.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2003 at 7:02 PM

    Tx for sharing pictures and good report on this town - so near and yet so far ! greets from Belgium !

  • green_chill's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2003 at 7:27 AM

    good job on the page. a friend of mine and i want to go to haarlem this summer. do u know the prices of the joop hotel anarchyflo@hotmail.com

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2003 at 11:43 AM

    well you covered alternate amsterdam

  • hankeuno's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2002 at 3:18 PM

    Very cool photos and love of Holland, I love it to.

  • AmsterdamGuy's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2002 at 2:26 PM

    Loved staying in Haarlem, a great place! Can't wait to go back and hang out at the Willie Wortel's around town and smoke up some weed with Marcel.

  • martin_nl's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2002 at 4:23 AM

    Great page with excellent pics and tips! It is great to live here indeed!!!

  • WhiteWidow's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2002 at 9:32 PM

    Haarlem Rocks! Your page is off tha hook:))


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