In Haarlem pittoresque neighbourhoods are woven together through small streets, canals and the river Spaarne. Colorful streets have exclusive stores established in monumental buildings. Whether it is design, art, fashion or local products you fancy, it is all here and more.

Haarlem is a lovli town situated in the North-West of the Netherlands, a stone's throw away from Amsterdam, the North Sea coast and National Parc 'Kennemerduinen'. Most typical of Haarlem is that it has all the benefits of a city and still breathes the cosy atmosphere of a village.

Inhabitants of Haarlem are real experts in the art of living. In between shopping sprees, sightseeing and visiting interesting musea, there are many places to rest and have a delicious lunch or dinner. There is a wide range of restaurants, tea houses and bars where you can find anything to your liking while enjoying the view.

As a culture lover you can eat your heart out in Haarlem. Cultural life and events are high on the priority list of the town. To name a few big annual events: Comicbooks market, Liberationfestival, Haarlem Jazz and More, Haarlem Culinair. Theatre plays and films, including the less mainstream are also amply available.
Furthermore Haarlem is a very sustainable city and strives to operate climate neutral. There are many initiatives for awareness, sustainable enterprising and healthy living. Visit the weekly organic market, eat in one of the many organic food restaurants or check out the annual Haarlem Sustainable Market.

There is not just one way to discover Haarlem. You can walk, rent an (e)-bike or a tandem, take a boatride, rent a canoe or whisperboat: you name it, Haarlem has it. For exploration and excursions to Amsterdam, the coast and dunes, public transportation is available abundantly and there are various options for reduced prices.

Last but not least, Haarlem is an attractive place to be in autumn and wintertime as well. The decorations, the historic buildings and streets, its like finding yourself in a fairy tale. Hot chocolate or warm wine in a cosy cafe with live music, what else is there to wish. And when its really cold, it is even possible to ice skate on the canals and river!

See you soon in Haarlem!