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Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

Holland's most beautiful city at just 10 miles from Amsterdam

Haarlem is one of the most interesting cities in the Netherlands, at just 15km from Amsterdam. Beautiful canals, a huge history, great architecture and very interesting museums.

The trains from Amsterdam central station arrive at Haarlem central station, at just a 10-minute walk from the market square, the historic heart of the city.

This tour includes a walk through the old city centre and a visit to the Frans Hals museum. During the walk we will visit some inner courtyards with almshouses, the Bavo church and other spots in the old city centre related to Frans Hals, the famous Dutch master who spent almost his entire life in Haarlem.

The tour starts and ends at Haarlem train station and will take around 4hrs. If you prefer, I can pick you up from Amsterdam by car or by train.
When you prefer, we can take more time and add extra visits, like the Corie Ten Boom museum, Spaarndam (Hans Brinker statue), the beach or the World War II Honorary Cemetary in the dunes.

Frans Hals museum is closed on Mondays


The Frans Hals museum is closed on Mondays. Please contact me if you want this tour on a Monday, without the Frans Hals museum.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Haarlem Train Station.
If you want, I can pick you up by car or train from your hotel in Amsterdam (surcharge).

End location: Haarlem train station or your hotel in Amsterdam

Duration: 4 hours

The tour is also possible for your group. I can arrange busses in all sizes. Just contact me.


The tour will be done walking but let me know if you want to do the tour by car (surcharge). If you want, I can pick you up from your hotel in Amsterdam or from the airport.

What’s Included

-a 2 hrs guided walk in the oldest part of Haarlem
-a 1,5 hrs guided visit to the Frans Hals museum.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euro - entrance to the Frans Hals museum when you pay in the museum.
If you have a Museumcard, or IAmsterdamcard, the entrance is free (or 3 euro pp during exhibitions). On the website of the museum you can buy online tickets with discount.

What’s Extra

-transportation to/ from Haarlem
-entrance Frans Hals museum (15 euro pp)


I do guide in museums where that is allowed, such as the Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandthouse, Rijksmuseum, Frans Hals museum, Mauritshouse. I have a lot of knowledge about the Dutch history, but please do note that I am not an art historian.

A Recent Review of this tour

Vincent was a great tour guide....extremely knowledgeable.. personable....patient with our many questions...and gave us some great tips for the rest of our stay ....I highly recommend. We enjoyed his walking tour through Haarlem very much!
Robert Stewart

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