Haarlem itineraries

Take a day trip to Haarlem, the historic heart of the Amsterdam Area and a paradise of culture, food and art.


  • Marvel at Dutch Golden Age art and 800-year-old monuments
  • Regularly voted the Netherlands’ best shopping destination
  • Explore a city of remarkable history and culture


Step back in time to the Dutch Golden Age in historic Haarlem, only 15 minutes by train from Amsterdam. As well as world-class museums and monuments dating back more than 800 years, the city is one of the Netherlands’ best shopping destinations and offers a wealth of great restaurants, theatres and music venues. Whether you want to spend a full day or just half a day in the Haarlem, here you can find inspiring ideas of how to take in the city’s best sights and experiences, as well as information about how to get there and back from Amsterdam city centre.

Haarlem: Get inspired!

How to get to Haarlem:

How to get to Haarlem

Getting to Haarlem is simple and the city is only a very short journey from Amsterdam.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

This convenient multi-purpose ticket offers unlimited public transport by bus, tram, train and metro in the entire Amsterdam area.

I amsterdam City Card

Your City Card gives you free entry to some fantastic museums, castles and attractions to be found in the Amsterdam Area.