Popular Accommodations in Haarlem
Highlights in Haarlem
- Medieval architecture
- Museums and art galleries
- Family friendly
- Location at the gates of Amsterdam
Most popular in Haarlem
Vacation rentals in Haarlem
In Haarlem, elegant holiday accommodation is available just a few hundred metres from the city centre. A modern apartment overlooking the canals is the ideal choice for couples who want to enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Haarlem. Anyone who appreciates an extravagant style of living can book a holiday apartment in Haarlem in a medieval building that impresses with a tasteful combination of fine designer furniture and historical architectural elements.Spacious vacation rental with private garden
For larger families or groups a spacious vacation rental in Haarlem with a spacious living and dining area and a modern equipped kitchen is the ideal choice. A private garden with a terrace allows for convivial hours outdoors during the warm season. Thanks to the fireplace, WLAN and TV, holidaymakers spend cosy evenings in their accommodation in autumn and winter.
Vacation in Haarlem
Location and orientation
Haarlem is located in the province of Noord-Holland and has about 158,000 inhabitants. Haarlem is also known as Spaarnestad due to its location on the banks of the Spaarne. In addition to its famous buildings and museums, the city is also an important venue for important cultural events such as the Flower Weekend and several international music festivals.Immediate proximity to Amsterdam
If you book a holiday apartment in Haarlem, you will find it right in front of the gates of Amsterdam. The Dutch metropolis is only about nineteen kilometres away and can be easily reached by car, bus or train in half an hour. Nature lovers appreciate the proximity to the North Sea coast, which is only a few kilometres away.
Travelers and Activities
Haarlem awaits holidaymakers with a varied sightseeing programme. The townscape is characterised by medieval town houses, lively market squares and magnificent churches. Important museums and art galleries bring visitors closer to the city's flourishing past. During a boat trip on the romantic canals, holidaymakers can let the medieval buildings pass by.Haarlem for families
If you visit Haarlem with children, you will experience a varied family holiday. The city awaits visitors with a wide range of leisure activities for children of all ages. Many museums organise children's workshops, numerous playgrounds, swimming pools, amusement parks and petting zoos ensure variety in every season. In the children's month of October, public theme hikes, creative workshops, theatre performances and other activities for younger and older children take place in Haarlem.
Haarlem's first heyday came to an abrupt end in the late Middle Ages with the uprising of bakers and cheesemakers. Only Flemish linen weavers brought wealth to the town again in the late 16th century.
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In addition to the world-famous Dutch painters Vermeer and Rembrandt, Frans Hals is also one of the great masters of the Golden Age in Holland. The Frans Hals Museum exhibits the portraits and paintings of the artist that inspired the French Impressionists. The museum's collection also includes masterpieces by other Haarlem painters, including Ruisdael and Goltzius.Europe's largest children's playground
Linnaeushof Leisure Park is known far beyond the borders of the Netherlands and attracts over 300,000 visitors every year. Several theme worlds with 350 attractions, including rides, sports facilities, a climbing forest and a colourful dreamland for the little ones ensure that children of all ages get their money's worth in this play paradise.Elegant coffee house with a long tradition
The Grand Café Brinkmann is located in a lavishly restored town house on the Grote Markt and since its opening in 1879 has been regarded as the most beautiful coffee house in the city. The magnificent Art Nouveau interior and the elegant atmosphere alone are worth a visit.