The city of Haarlem is the capital of the northern Netherlands, and it is not far from the capital of the country, Amsterdam. Follow us on this tour on the most beautiful landmarks of Harlem and discover the magic of this breathtaking city.
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In the heart of Haarlem, this vast square which is a symbol of the city is located and its image is indicative of its fame. The square hosts festivals throughout the year and concerts and popular markets, to form the scene a style of daily life in Haarlem and one of the most beautiful as well. All of that is overshadowed by the famous Grotti Cathedral, which we will explore below.
It is impossible to pass through Grote Kerk without going through this cathedral, which is considered one of the most impressive cathedrals in Haarlem, especially the Netherlands, which dates back to the fourteenth century.
Haarlem was chosen more than once as the best shopping destination in the Netherlands more than once and a simple city tour shows the obvious reason behind this choice. In Harlem, you will find many stores that suit all tastes and needs from modern modern stores to local traditional stores, and perhaps the most prominent manifestation of this is what Harlem residents call their markets the name “gold markets”. The most popular shopping streets in Harlem Grote Houtstraat, Barteljorisstraat and Zijlstraat…
This museum is the oldest in Haarlem and was built in 1778 where visitors enjoy watching an ancient collection of paintings, drawings and statues.
De Adriaan windmill
One of the most beautiful windmills in Haarlem and the Netherlands is similar to those that we find on the tourist cards of the country and it is located on the River Sparne Spaarne. You can take a tour with a tourist guide to learn how windmills work in Haarlem and also get wonderful city views.
Zuid Kennemerland National Park
A vast sandy area, less than 5 km away from Haarlem. Visit this park to enjoy the golden sands amid a charming natural scenery, exercise and walking to the hills and valleys, and also discovered a variety of enchanting wildlife.
Frans Hals Museum
One of the most beautiful Dutch museums located in an old seventeenth century house. Inside the museum is an impressive collection of paintings dating back to the golden age, where there was an abundance and revolution in artistic production in this region. Of course, the most famous paintings in the museum bear the name of the artist Frances Hals, and therefore the museum was named after him.
De Adriaan Windmill
The world of shopping in Haarlem
The city of Harlem
A scene from Harlem
From Grote Kerk
From Grotty Square
From the Frans Hals Museum