See the best of Haarlem with your own private art historian, private tour
Haarlem is the capital of the Province of North Holland and its historic buildings, museums and the best shops and restaurants in the area are a joy to visit. Since it was the centre of the Tulip Mania the city bears the nickname 'Bloemenstad' (flower city).
Come and see Haarlem with me and visit the Frans Hals Museum or the Teyler's museum, the oldest museum of the Netherlands. We can study the St. Bavo Cathedral or wander around in one of the many 'hofjes'; almshouses built around courtyards.
We can combine this visit with a canal cruise, a visit to the Corrie ten Boom House and/or the Zaanse Schans windmills.
PLEASE NOTE: all my tours are CUSTOM MADE. We can add more hours (or do a shorter tour), private transportation, extra places to visit, whatever you would like to see, eat, or do. Please tell me your preferences and I'll prepare the perfect tour for you.
I'm a Private Guide that offers Private tours.
IT'S YOUR TOUR!!
Don't just follow just any guide; have your own private art historian!!!
Private walking tour, all the information you need to understand the history of Haarlem. Enjoy the monuments, the views, the many stories and beautiful pieces of art! We have time to walk around city center to see the famous St. Bavo Church, the market square, town hall, Spaarne river and many hidden court yards. We can also visit the Frans Hals Museum (I'm an art historian!), Teylers Museum or do a canal cruise, whatever you like.
We can start at the railway station or your hotel in Haarlem city center. Other locations (for example your hotel in Amsterdam, or Schiphol Airport) on request (an extra fee for transportation may apply). We can add more places of interest to this tour, all my tours are custom made. Please tell me your preferences.
It's your tour! Ask anything you want to know, take a rest if needed and we can adjust the program according to your wishes.
Transportation on request.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at the Railway station in Haarlem, or (this is on request) at the door of your hotel in Amsterdam, at the Passenger Terminal, Schiphol airport, or any other location we'd agreed on. Extra fees may apply; transportation is not included in the tourprice.
End location: We will say goodbye at the Railway station in Haarlem, or (this is on request) at the door of your hotel in Amsterdam, at the Passenger Terminal, Schiphol airport, or any other location we'd agreed on. Extra fees may apply; transportation is not included in the tourprice.
Duration: 6 hours
We can spend more or less time together on request. Please tell me what you would like to do and how much time you need my services.
This is a walking tour. Transportation is not included in the tourprice. If you need transportation to Haarlem we can use my small car (Citroen C1, up to 3 people), your car, rent a more luxury car (Volvo V70 or similar) or minivan (up to 8 people), use public transport or arrange a coach and driver. Please tell me your preferences and I'll prepare an all inclusive tourprice for you.
Included in the tourprice are my services as your private tour guide and my expertise as art historian during the tour. This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
18 euro - Entrance fee Frans Hals Museum (15 euro per person), coffee 3 euro.
It's your tour: YOU decide if and when you need a break. We can buy a snack on the way, have a coffee/lunch break, go fine dining in a Michelin star restaurant or have no break at all. Please bring a little amount in cash (euros) for food and drinks or personal expenses, according to your preferences. Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards.
Museum fees, personal expenses, transportation or other costs are not included. We can travel from your hotel or cruise ship in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport or any other location we agreed on. We can use my own (small) car, your car, a luxury rental car or minivan, coach and driver, whatever your prefer. Extra fees may apply.
I will arrange fast line tickets/skip the line tickets in advance. Please reimburse me in cash at the day of our tour or let me prepare an all inclusive tourprice for you. I can send you a link for a custom made tour.
Please beware: anyone in Holland can call himself a tourguide, NO RESTRICTIONS! I'm an art historian and professional guide: more than 20 years of experience, the highest marketshare in 2017 (100% 5 stars). Please check my (more than 200!) 5 star reviews!
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Day 3 and again Walda met me on the dot, to take me off to Haarlem for a walking tour with explanations and historical detail ,on the go then visited the Frans Hals Museum where Walda continued to educate. We drove in the country and visited old windmills, still in use, in a very pretty village of historic wood houses. Drove along dykes and through very pretty villages and wound our way back to Amsterdam. I enjoyed full days, with good soup lunches and coffee and treats and learned a lot from Walda. JS