"An Easy Day Trip From Amsterdam Central" Top 5 Page for this destination Haarlem by Mikebb
Haarlem Travel Guide: 685 reviews and 1,605 photos
On a cloudy late August day we decided to visit Haarlem only 18km from Amsterdam City Central. A very easy day out for 2 people new to Amsterdam. We caught the local train from Amsterdam Centraal and 30 minutes later we arrived at Haarlam Rail Station.
The centre of town, Grote Markt, is most likely a 10 minute walk. However we most likely took 40 minutes as there were many stops to photo and admire the beautiful buildings on each side of the road. Most buildings had beautiful decoration and the year they were built. Many buildings carried a date around"1600".
As the day moved on we soon realised that Haarlem is a beautifully restored city which has preserved its heritage. It is a city of 160,000 people and although we were only there for 5 hours we never sighted a modern building. With such a population I am sure there must be a modern section somewhere.
Whilst in Amsterdam we took 2 other day excursions using public transport. The first to the seaside towns of Volendam and Markem, whilst the other trip was a half day to Zaanse Schans. Details of how we took public transport etc are on my Amsterdam page.
I think the day excursion to Haarlam was our most rewarding excursion from Amsterdam.
This historic building was designed in 1597 as a Weigh House for grain brought to Haarlem by ship along the adjoining... more travel advice
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