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City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


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 11mls from Amsterdam. Beautiful canals, history, great architecture and interesting museums.

The trains from Amsterdam station arrive at Haarlem station, at just a 10-minute walk from the market square. 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 send a car to pick you up from Amsterdam or I pick you up by train from Amsterdam.
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 Monday.


09. 30hrs meet at Haarlem train station
09. 30-11. 30 guided walk Haarlem
11. 30-13. 30 museum visit or alternative program
13. 30hrs end of tour at Haarlem train station

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 Amsterdam or from the airport (surcharge). See PRICES for specification.

End location: Haarlem train station

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

20 euro - 16 euro Entrance to the Frans Hals museum
2,5 euro entrance Bavo church (if open)

You can buy train tickets at the Central station in Amsterdam (10 euro pp)
Or I can pick you up from Amsterdam central station, extra charge will be 90 euro (+ ticket 10 euro per person)
Or I can arrange a private transfer from airport or from Amsterdam hotel. Price for a group 1-6 persons is 180 euro return transfers. (90 euro per one way).

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 gave us a delightful tour of neighboring Haarlem, a more quiet, relaxed version of Amsterdam. He arranged a very interesting tour of the Corrie ten Boom House and is very knowledgeable about the Nazi persecution of the Jews and about the Dutch resistance. He was extremely accommodating of the need to moderate our activity due to physical limitations and was a real pleasure to have as our guide. We highly recommend him!
Richard Sommers

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