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
Visit Haarlem and see the Frans Hals Museum, where innovative exhibitions highlight Frans Hals and other Dutch artists. You’ll find modern and historic masterpieces hanging side by side in collections that encourage viewers to see the works in a different context or new light.