A city of remarkable history and culture, Haarlem is just a short hop from Amsterdam but packs a unique punch. With spectacular monuments dating back almost 800 years, it’s no wonder that so many great artists of the Golden Age wanted to capture its beauty and atmosphere.
Haarlem is a charming city featuring great culture, cafés, shops and restaurants. As well as being home to some of the Netherlands’ best museums and world-famous art, it is regularly voted as one of the country's best cities for shopping. Discover Haarlem's best sights, shops, restaurants and hidden gems, and how to plan your trip from Amsterdam.
Just 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station
Great shopping and nightlife: from small, quirky boutiques to fantastic concept stores, restaurants, theatres and music venues
Highlights: Grote Kerk, Het Dolhuys, Frans Hals Museum, Teylers Museum
Take a tour around the best museums, art, shops and cafes in the Amsterdam Area's Haarlem with resident Mari Koning.