In Haarlem you will never be bored!
We strongly recommend a visit to Haarlem during your holiday in The Netherlands. Lovers of culture, shopping and events will appreciate this old city for sure.
Below are some highlights, we believe you want to see or do when you are in Haarlem:
The oldest museum of The Netherlands, the Teylers Museum. In this beautiful museum, located right next to the river Spaarne, objects of art and science are exposed.
One of the other important museums in Haarlem is the Frans Hals Museum. The museum is known as the museum of the Golden Age and has a large collection of 17th century portraits, seaviews and still lifes.
The Haarlemse Hofjes are well worth a visit. Of the 40 that were built in the centre, there are certainly about 20 left, most of which are open to the public. A nice walk of about 5km makes sure you can visit most of them.
To conclude, we would like to recommend Haarlem as shopping city, with a large variety of shops. Also on Sunday the shops are open.