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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Let's meet in front of Central Station in Haarlem. I can hold a sign with your name on it, can't miss! Other locations (for example your hotel in amsterdam, the cruise terminal or Schiphol airport) possible on request, but an extra fee - for transportation or time - may apply.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
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.
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.
Please beware: anyone in Holland can call himself a tourguide, NO RESTRICTIONS! I'm an art historian, professional guide and TIDS (by IATA) travel agent: more than 20 years experience, the highest marketshare 2017 and 2018 and 275 5 star reviews!
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Walda, Thank you so much for your expertise as you guided us each step of our delightful journey. We are still talking about it.