Free Walking Tour Haarlem2024-06-26T09:00:40+00:00

Join The Next Free Walking Tour Haarlem!

Booking required, book now and ensure your spot. All tours are given in English.

How can I be sure that the free tour I booked is confirmed?2023-05-23T10:17:39+00:00

Once you have successfully booked a tour on our website, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the details of your booking, including the date, time, and meeting point. Please check your spam or junk folders if you don’t see the confirmation email in your inbox. If you have any concerns or questions about your booking, please contact us.

The tours will always go as planned, regardless of the weather or how many people show up. On the rare occasion, a tour has to be canceled, we will notify you by email.

Is the tour suitable for children?2023-05-23T10:00:59+00:00

Yes, the walking tour is definitely suitable for children. The tour is designed to be family-friendly and includes one hour of walking and one hour of talking, which is a comfortable amount of time for kids. The walking distance is also manageable for children, and the tour is structured in a way that allows for plenty of breaks and opportunities to sit down if needed.

The tour guides are also trained to work with children and are skilled at engaging kids in the tour. They use language and storytelling techniques that are appropriate for all ages, and they are able to answer questions and address any concerns that children may have.

In addition, the tour covers a variety of interesting sights and landmarks that are sure to capture the attention of kids. The guides share fascinating stories and facts about Haarlem’s history and culture, which can be educational and entertaining for children of all ages.

Overall, the walking tour is a great activity for families with young children, and it provides a fun and engaging way to explore the city of Haarlem.

In which languages is the Haarlem walking tour available?2023-12-19T16:15:38+00:00

The Free Walking Tour Haarlem is a popular way to explore the charming Dutch city and learn about its rich history and culture. However, please note that the tour is conducted only in English.

If you prefer a tour in a different language, you might consider booking a private tour through GuidedtourHolland.com. We offer tours in Dutch, English, German, and Italian. With a private tour, you can choose the language you prefer and enjoy a more personalized tour experience. Additionally, we can pick you up from your hotel and start the tour at a time that suits your schedule.

No matter which option you choose, Free Walking Tour Haarlem or a private tour with GuidedTourHolland.com, you will have the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Haarlem and gain a deeper understanding of its fascinating past and present.”

I hope this helps to provide more detailed information and answer visitors’ questions about the languages available for the Haarlem walking tour.

How do I book a private tour with you?2023-05-23T09:54:32+00:00

If you’re interested in booking a private tour with us, you can easily do so by sending us an email with some key details. For now, we ask that you email us with the following information:

  • The date you’d like to book the tour
  • The start time you prefer (please note that the tour typically lasts around two hours)
  • The starting location you prefer (if your hotel is located in the center, we can arrange to start there, otherwise we typically start at De Groote Markt)
  • Your phone number so that we can contact you if needed
  • The size of your group
  • Any special requests or requirements that you might have

To submit your inquiry, you can simply send us an email using the contact form on our website, and we’ll aim to get back to you within 24 hours. We’ll work with you to confirm the details of your private tour and make sure that everything is in order for your group’s experience.

I will be in Haarlem, but I cannot find any tour scheduled. What can I do?2023-05-23T09:54:55+00:00

We’re sorry to hear that there are no scheduled tours during your visit to Haarlem. However, don’t worry! You can still enjoy a fantastic tour by requesting a private tour from our knowledgeable guides. While a private tour does come with a cost, it offers a unique and personalized experience tailored to your interests and needs. If you’re interested in a private tour, please send us an email, and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange a tour that fits your schedule.

Do I need to make a reservation?2023-05-23T09:55:19+00:00

We strongly recommend that you make a reservation for our walking tour. This will help us to ensure that we have enough guides to accommodate everyone who wants to join the tour. By making a reservation, we will have a better idea of how many people will be joining us and can plan accordingly.

If the tour becomes fully booked, those without a reservation may not be able to join the tour. This is why we encourage you to book in advance to secure your spot. You can easily make a reservation by clicking the ‘book a tour‘ button on our website.

In summary, making a reservation is the best way to guarantee your spot on our walking tour and help us to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests. Thank you for considering our tour, and we hope to see you soon

When do the tours run?2023-05-23T09:58:43+00:00

We have a walking tour every Saturday at 13:30 (1:30pm), year-round and regardless of rain or snow! During the summer season, we also do a tour every Friday at 16:00 (4pm). After a great tour around the city, you can head straight for Haarlem’s lovely dining & pub scene. Check our calendar for updated available tour times and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Location of tour

Meeting point: Grote Markt @ Laurens Janszoon Coster statue

Time of tour

Check our booking system for updated availability

Language: English

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Katharina Kasper
Katharina Kasper
It was a really great tour. Max is a great tour guide and gave us lots of new information and tips about Haarlem. Thanks a lot :)
Johanna Stitz
Johanna Stitz
Gisteren een hele leuke tour gekregen van Max. Max weet je met zijn open en enthousiaste manier mee te krijgen. De tijd vliegt voorbij als je samen met Max en een leuke groep mensen de stad Haarlem verkend. Max laat je niet alleen maar de hoeken zien die je ook zelf tegen komt in de stad, maar ook de verstopte parels van Haarlem. Bedankt Max, wij hebben genoten!
Meylisa Permata Sari
Meylisa Permata Sari
Max is a great tour guide. I was entertained for the entire time. If he were a history teacher, I bet the students would be engaged for the whole time.
Ma Ko
Ma Ko
Max has done an amazing job on the Harlem Tour. Very insightful and full of fun facts!
Kevin B
Kevin B
The tour with Cor was excellent. He's very knowledgeable and had countless stories about every corner of Haarlem. He also had recommendations for all over the Netherlands and he helped me plan the rest of my trip. Thank you!
Victor Nogueira da Silva
Victor Nogueira da Silva
Amazing tour, Max knows a lot about the city and can keep our attention with various fun and interesting facts!
Paulo Soria
Paulo Soria
Max Max Max súper Max! Better than M. Verstappen! Super guide

Join the next tour and discover Haarlem through the eyes of a local!

Welcome to the charming town of Haarlem, or ‘Little Amsterdam’ as it is endearingly called. The city center is virtually free from cars, which makes it perfect for a walking tour. Learn about the history of Holland’s most characteristic flower, the major artistic influence of painter Frans Hals and discover the hidden gems we like to visit ourselves. Join the next tour and experience the historic vibe of 17th century Haarlem.

Tours run every Friday at 15:00 (3pm) and every Saturday at 13:30 (1:30pm).

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Windmill ‘De Adriaan’

This piece of iconic Dutch architecture can’t be missed in Haarlem. Join the tour and discover all the different functions and uses of windmills.
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Frans Hals

The famous painter from Haarlem, known for his loose brush style of painting. He helped introduce this lively style into Dutch art during the Golden Age.


A natural symbol of this region, this colorful flower is intertwined with the history of the Dutch Golden Age. Join the Free Walking Tour Haarlem and learn about the connection between tulips and bitcoins, that you would never have thought of. 

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Grote Markt

Explore Haarlem’s cultural hub and find out where the Haarlemmer goes to for their wining and dining. The statuesque historic buildings on this square just breathe history and Dutch ‘gezelligheid’.

Often overshadowed by its big, cosmopolitan brother, Haarlem is perhaps more authentically ‘Hollands’ than Amsterdam. This beautiful city boasts canals, windmills and 17th-century narrow houses with huge windows, but doesn’t suffer from the tourist masses. Drop by for a tour on your way to the beach, or stick around for the day visiting Haarlem’s stylish restaurants and pubs!

On our 2-hour tour, we tell you both about Haarlem’s history and about the city as it is today. We aim to give you a glimpse of Haarlem life in Holland’s Golden Age, when it became a bustling city with a thriving industrious economy and a vibrant cultural and artistic scene. Textile manufacturing, printed press and of course tulip production were amongst the most booming industries of this city. The waterways connected other Dutch trading cities to Haarlem’s canals, which are still a pretty and interesting sight today.

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