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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Molen De Adriaan (Windmill) ★★★★ Papentorenvest 1A, Haarlem molenadriaan.nl/nl/ Haarlem’s windmill is famous and not to be missed. Picture perfect setting on the river Spaarne and the sheer size of this windmill ensure that this is one of Haarlem’s most impressive constructions. Inside the windmill all the working parts may be viewed and are explained, from wind to energy. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“City beach De Oerkap ★★★★ Harmenjansweg 95, Haarlem oerkap.nl The Oerkap is Haarlem’s beach venue and is located on the Harmenjansweg 95. open every day from 12:00 tot 0:00 hrs. Except: Sunday from 10:00, Tuesday from 15:00 hrs Open until the end of September”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A restaurant located at the water with a view on a windmill. Tip! The last sunshine is here ;-)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Haarlem is a town located about a 15 minute trainride form Amsterdam. Haarlem is the city with the most churches per person in the country. They have amazing old squares, some great museums and also canals! A little bit less crowded than Amsterdam, Haarlem is a great alternative and you will probably see some things you weren't expecting to find in Holland!”
  • 119 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Amsterdamse Poort is an old city gate of Haarlem, Netherlands. It is located at the end of the old route from Amsterdam to Haarlem and the only gate left from the original twelve city gates.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bistro
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“You have a beautiful view over the water and can combine it with a dive in the water. A good place for children and relaxed atmosfere for everyone. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“The shopping street around the corner with lots of nice shops. Also opened every 4th sunday of the month.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Courthouse
“The Teylershofje in Haarlem has an impressive entrance, a gate with tall columns in Doric style. It was first inhabited in 1787. The Teylershofje was founded by Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, who is also the founder of the Teylers Museum. The hofje is located at Koudenhorn 64 and is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
  • 2 locals recommend
Bath House
“The best sauna I've ever been to! It's not too big, not too small, the saunas are beautiful, you can watch movies on relaxing couches or lounge on the terrace and get some sun. There's also food!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“See Haarlem from a different perspective and hire a boat here! Don't forget to make a reservation.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place with an awesome view! They opened a little while ago and have an interesting Scandinavian menu. Must try!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 4 locals recommend
Festival
“Merel is a friend of mine I went to school with. She and her husband build the place from scrap and crowdfunding. just check if and when they have live music or movies. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Our neighbors downstairs. Not the most fancy restaurant, but great pizza's and well made Italian food for a very reasonable price. In summer a wonderful terrace. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 4 locals recommend