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Best things to do in Haarlem

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Science Museum
“This is the museum on art & science, it shows paintings and prints to fossils & scientific instruments.”
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Art Museum
“The famous “Frans Hals”. a visit that is highly recommended if you like some history. ”
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Brewery
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“Local brewery in a former church. Really good award winning craft beers and delicious food. ”
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Plaza
“You can find all the shops there, even a mall. A great place if you want to go for shopping, way less crowded than Amsterdam. ”
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Music Venue
“Concert Hall and nightlife venue for dancing and partying all night long. Did you know the floor could vibrate on the jumping of the audience?!”
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Church
“The biggest church of the Netherlands with, once, the biggest pipe organ of the world.”
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Natural Feature
“SUMMERTIP! (starting end of April until end of September). This is our beach spot in Haarlem, created in an old factory! Right on the riverside. Terrace in the sand, well known for their tasty pizza’s. Very laidback&vintagestyle.”
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Museum
“for visiting inside and also for sitting on the terrace along the river Spaarne”
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Clothes Shop
“Haarlem's city centre! Find the hidden gems in the small streets around, or go for the International chains like Zara, Costes or H&M.”
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French Restaurant
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“A french restaurant in the Center of Haarlem! Very popular bistro amongst the locals. ”
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Restaurant
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“Italian winebar with great food and wines. Great service they provide free water next to your wine. But also perfect if you prefer beer, or even Ginger tea (personal recommendation :) www.dodici.nl”
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Steakhouse
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“Famous Dutch steak House. Just order the steak and fries, it is a local hotspot”
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Museum
“You missed out on the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam? Don't worry, we have our own Corrie ten Boom museum in the center of Haarlem, where you can have (English) guided visits in the original house where they kept the jewish families. Reservation recommended. ”
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Plaza
“To explore even more of Haarlem’s market life, then the Saturday market on nearby Botermarkt is also a favourite with the locals and offers a more intimate market experience than its more well-known neighbour.”
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Organic Grocery
“Supermarket, bit more expensive because it only sells biological food and drinks”
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Wine Bar
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“Best place for drinking wine! Huge selection. On a great spot as well: right on the corner of the Grote Markt (Great Marketsquare).”
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