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!