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Best things to do in Haarlem

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Science Museum
“First museum ever to open in the Netherlands. It has unique, interactive and nice expositions.”
163 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A museum featuring the work of famous painter Frans Hals as well as Hendrick Goltzius, Karel van Mander, Jan Porcellis, Salomon van Ruysdael, Nicolaes Berchem and many more...”
120 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Haarlem has its own brewery of beer called Jopen beer. It's exported all over the country to a lot of supermarkets and bars. So for a good glass of beer visit this good looking bar. It also displays the big brewery kettles making it a nice place for picture as well! ”
170 locals recommend
Plaza
“You can find all the shops there, even a mall. A great place if you want to go for shopping, way less crowded than Amsterdam. ”
115 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Concert Hall and nightlife venue for dancing and partying all night long. Did you know the floor could vibrate on the jumping of the audience?!”
45 locals recommend
Church
“The biggest church of the Netherlands with, once, the biggest pipe organ of the world.”
42 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“SUMMERTIP! (starting end of April until end of September). This is our beach spot in Haarlem, created in an old factory! Right on the riverside. Terrace in the sand, well known for their tasty pizza’s. Very laidback&vintagestyle.”
57 locals recommend
Museum
“for visiting inside and also for sitting on the terrace along the river Spaarne”
39 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Haarlem's city centre! Find the hidden gems in the small streets around, or go for the International chains like Zara, Costes or H&M.”
40 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“A french restaurant in the Center of Haarlem! Very popular bistro amongst the locals. ”
38 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For some nice trendy food accompanied by some good wines, I would recommend this restaurant. Also for lunch this is a good option. Try the bruschetta's!”
45 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Famous Dutch steak House. Just order the steak and fries, it is a local hotspot”
27 locals recommend
Museum
“The Corrie ten Boom Museum is located in the house where three generations of the Ten Boom family lived between 1837 and 1945 in the the Second World War. ”
30 locals recommend
Plaza
“To explore even more of Haarlem’s market life, then the Saturday market on nearby Botermarkt is also a favourite with the locals and offers a more intimate market experience than its more well-known neighbour.”
33 locals recommend
Organic Grocery
“Supermarket, bit more expensive because it only sells biological food and drinks”
41 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Stylish wine bar in a historical building. They have some very nice wine tasting concepts starting at 10-12 euro's. ”
24 locals recommend