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The charming town of Haarlem, or ‘Little Amsterdam’ as it is endearingly called. Join the Free Walking Tour Haarlem, to explore this historically significant city with a local!

During this free tour we explore this beautiful city, which historic center is virtually free of cars. Learn about the history of Holland’s most characteristic flower and the major artistic influence of painter Frans Hals. Find the hidden gems of Haarlem and what places we like to go ourselves.

Haarlem is a perfect for a walking tour as the centre is almost Free from cars. And you can really feel the history of 17th century Haarlem.


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During this 2 hour tour, we cover

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.

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. 

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 without the overwhelming tourist masses. As Haarlem is way smaller and cooler due to its closeness to the sea, it is a very compact and attractive city to explore. 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 the Haarlem’s history as well as the city 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 Dutch waterways connected other Dutch trading cities to Haarlem’s canals, which are still easy on the eyes today.

Join Free Walking Tour Haarlem and ask your local guide about the best places to hang out, which museums not to miss and its hidden hotspots. Book here and enjoy your walk!


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“What customers say about this company”

We have done a private tour in Haarlem, great guide nice tour. You realy get to know the city better when you explore it by foot! You see more a specially because it is all pretty small.

Would absolutely recommend to book a tour when you arrive in Haarlem.

Steve Houghton

Haarlem is a great smaller place and with the perfect for a walking tour. The city center is almost without cars so really relaxed to walk around.

The tour is great as everything is within walking distance! Strongly recomend to book a tour!

Famke Groenland

Little Amsterdam is what Haarlem is also called! I like it so much because of the hidden gems that are hidden every where. A guide for that is great, otherwise you won’t notice. I also like the story of the invention of the book writer!

Do this tour and let yourself be amazed by this wonderfull city Haarlem

Dennis Ansing