Day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem

Haarlem is located at only 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station and is and ideal destination for either a day trip or a longer stay. Known for its fun shopping experience it’s also a great city to simply enjoy the terrace, discover the art and history in the Frans Hals Museum and hear the 16th century organ in the St. Bavo church on the central market square. A little calmer than Amsterdam, yet equally enjoyable!

De Hallen

Visit museum De Hallen in Haarlem At the Grote Markt in Haarlem you can't miss it, the stately building of museum De Hallen. The impressive front of the building, the former Vleeshal (Meat hall) from 1602 shows on the left and on the right the Verweyhal when viewed from the Grote [...] Continue reading about De Hallen.

Grote Markt

Visit the Grote Markt in Haarlem city center The Grote Markt can rightfully be called the beating heart of Haarlem. It's the square where basically all shopping streets come together, where many bars and restaurants are found and where the impressive St. Bavokerk rises high above the city. On Monday and Saturday the [...] Continue reading about Grote Markt.

Grote or St. Bavokerk

Icon of Haarlem, the St. Bavokerk The Grote or St. Bavokerk in the heart of Haarlem is visible from basically everywhere in the city center and even shows in the decoration lighting as icon of the city. The first version of the church was already build in 1245 and parts of [...] Continue reading about Grote or St. Bavokerk.

Teylers Museum

Discover Teylers Museum in Haarlem From art to a scientific library, fossils, applied physics and a extensive coin collection you find in the Teylers Museum at the Spaarne in Haarlem. And did you know that the Teylers Museum is the oldest museum in the Netherlands? Despite it having been there [...] Continue reading about Teylers Museum.


Below you find the events that are scheduled the coming period in Haarlem.