Welcome to Free Walking Tour Haarlem!

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Meeting point: Grote Markt

Friday & Saturday at 13:30 

The guides recommendations

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 & Saturday at 13:30.

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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 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.

Join the next tour

Secure your spot & book ahead

Meeting point: Grote Markt

Every Friday Saturday 13:30


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Find out who our dedicated guides are and why they want to share their love for the city with you. Discover where they like to eat, drink and hang out in the city!



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“What customers say about us”

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

Would absolutely recommend booking when you arrive in Haarlem.

Steve Houghton

Haarlem is a great smaller place and with 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 recommend booking a tour!

A specially after corona it is great to travel again and discover new cities

Famke Groenland

Little Amsterdam is what Haarlem is also called! I like it so much because of the hidden gems that are hidden everywhere. 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 wonderful city Haarlem

Dennis Ansing