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The New York Times called Haarlem ‘a classic Dutch city with a village feel’, and it’s true - the magnificent, historic centre breathes the atmosphere of the Golden Age while maintaining a village feel. The city was home to the famous painter Frans Hals and the Müller organ once played by Mozart, as well as breweries, almshouses, a rich culinary life and special shopping streets. Haarlem has been proclaimed the best shopping city in the Netherlands three times, offering the greatest variety.
Below you will find just some of the wonderful attractions and activities Haarlem has to offer.
Haarlem is shaped by its central location, close to Amsterdam (17 km), Schiphol (12 km), beach and dunes (10 km), IJmuiden (15 km), Keukenhof (25 km) and Zaanse Schans (30 km). This makes it a great turnaround port and base for before or after a cruise. Haarlem is a surprising new destination with all the ingredients for a real Dutch experience. Ask for our special Haarlem brochure or make an appointment for a personal visit.
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