Meeting point: Grote Markt next to the statue of Coster
After you book a tour, you will receive a confirmation email that ensures your booking. The tours will always go through as planned, regardless of the weather or how many people show up. In the rare occasion a tour has to be canceled, we will notify you by email.
Yes! In compliance to current guidelines, groups are no bigger than 15 people and we ask people to bring a face mask for crowded spots and possible indoor sightings. Additionally, we keep 1.5 meter distance from each other.
If you are a household, you can stay together with 5 people. Otherwise always keep 1.5 meter distance from each other.
- Only pre bookings with health check
- Instruct when and where a face mask is mandatory
- Guides wash hands before & after every tour
- Prevent small streets to keep a safe distance
Every guide is different, and will tell you about his or her own Haarlem. Next to their personal stories, the tour always covers:
- Windmill de “Adriaen”
- A special story on tulips, our favourite flowers
- Secret gardens
- De Groote Markt
- Frans Hals, Haarlem’s famous painter
Yes, some areas have stairs, but it’s possible to go around them and visit the sites by wheelchair acces. We must admit, however, that the small stone roads are not the most comfortable for people in wheelchairs. If you are willing to bear that for two hours, you can have a great tour with us.
Yes, very much. The tour contains one hour walking, one hour talking, a distance and time that are comfortable enough for kids.
We now give all the tours in English.
The duration of the tour is around 2 hours so we don’t stop for any break. We can make a quick toilet break if anyone needs to. We don’t stop for food or drinks.
We like to keep the groups small. So if you want to be sure to join the tour and book a spot on our website right away.
We sometimes leave 5 minutes later (not a guarantee, though) so please be on time! It is not possible to catch up with the tour once we have started.
We recommend all participants arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts. Of course, you will not miss the tour by coming just on time.
“Free Walking Tours” is the title given to tours that work on a donation basis (at the end you can give the guide what you feel the tour was worth). In our small company, we are confident enough to let you decide the value of the tour. You can not get a fairer system and this ensures that our guides give their best service every tour.
The only source of income the guides have is the tips that generous people think that they’re worth after having taken the awesome tour. We don’t get sponsored by the city or anyone else. Any tip is accepted of course, in this way, anyone can join no matter what your travel budget is.
For the time being, you can write us an email with the following details:
- Date of the tour
- Start time (tour ends about 2 hours later)
- Start location If your hotel is in the center otherwise we start at De Groote Markt
- Your phone number
- Size of the group
- Any special request
Please send us your inquiry here and we will respond within 24 hours.
From start to end, it will be a little over 3 km or about 2 miles.
The tour takes about 2 hours and we end up at De Groote Markt, the same spot where we start the tour. In this way, you won’t get lost!
Sure you can. You’re free to join and free to leave. We only ask you to let your guide know so we don’t have to look for you.
We strongly recommend making a reservation. In this way, we know how many people will book join the tour. So if necessary we will be there with more guides. If the tour is full you may have to join the next tour. So please click here to book a tour to secure a spot.
Look for a tall Dutchman holding a white umbrella next to the statue of Coster at de Groote Markt
Tours haven’t started yet but coming soon!
Yes, your furry pets are most welcome to join our tour!
We operate with the motto ”Rain or snow we always go!” So we will always be there. The tour runs as scheduled.
There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing!