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Haarlem Haarlem is a city located in the Netherlands, on the west of the country 20 kilometers away from Amsterdam. This is the capital of Northern Holland. The population of Haarlem estimates 149 thousand of people.
Haarlem offers lovers of lavish vacations the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of upscale hotels, one of the most popular of which is Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem. This hotel is … Open
Haarlem is famous primarily by its flower growing (especially worldwide famous tulips). As the city is located in the center of the industrial region of Holland, besides flower growing here are well-developed machine building and textile, perfume, and chemical industries.
Haarlem is called “the city of flowers”. This is also one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands. The city can be truly proud of some of its amazing medieval buildings and galleries exhibiting tremendous collections of sculpture and paintings. In Haarlem is located the oldest art gallery in the Netherlands – Teylers Museum. The halls of this museum feature works of the Golden Century and works of Flemish painters. The city’s collection of art is located in the museum of a famous Dutch painter Hals. If you make a walk on the central square of the city named Grote Markt, you will see a wonderful town hall built in XIII century, and St Bavo Cathedral designed in the gothic style. On Mondays and Saturdays this calm square turns into a lively market. Other places of interest for tourists include Grote Kirk church, Bishop Museum, market rows selling meat, and more. Copyright
Haarlem has several enchanting romantic hotels, a vacation in any of which will present you with a lot of unforgettable experiences. One such establishment is the Ambassador City Center … Open
Among the preserved historical buildings in the city is Welgelegen. This building is remarkable in that it was built in a neo-classic style, atypical for the Netherlands. The erection of the building began in 1769 and lasted 15 years. Its first owner was the famous American banker Henry Hope. After many years, the building managed to maintain its original charm. Today, it is surrounded by a large well-groomed garden.
Haarlem A very unusual historical site is the ruins of the Berkenrode Castle. The history of this fortification is very interesting. The first official mention of the castle dates back to 1284. For hundreds of years, it defended the city from the conquerors. In 1572, during the next major siege of the city, the castle was completely burned. A new fortification was built in its place only two years later. After that the castle was destroyed several times and rebuilt, and it was completely lost in 1857. On the ruins of the castle, locals decided to build beautiful traditional houses. Today instead of the ruins of an old castle, you can see picturesque city streets with miniature mansions in this area. Despite the fact that the castle has not existed for a long time, the locals still remember in what an outstanding place their houses stand.
Haarlem will please tourists and shoppers with a variety of specialized shops and malls. Tea drinkers and lovers of chocolate will be interested in coming by De Kale Jonker shop, which has … Open
There are several old villas in the city and its surroundings. The history of each is unique. One of the most picturesque is the Villa Hughes the Manpap, which was built in the early 18th century and for many years belonged to the Lennep family. No less interesting than the historical estate itself, is the garden surrounding it. It continues to be carefully nurtured. In the garden there are many beautiful ancient trees.
In the vicinity of the city is a beautiful Villa Hartkamp which was built in 1693 and belonged to a wealthy banker. The main feature of this villa is not only a unique architectural appearance, but also the surrounding garden. In the late 17th century a large greenhouse was founded here. According to historical data, the owner of the mansion collected more than 1,200 exotic plants and flowers from all over the world. This most interesting greenhouse exists even now. About 250 species of plants represented in it have been preserved since its foundation. The most interesting will be to visit this picturesque villa and the surrounding botanical garden in summer.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Haarlem
♥   Castle 'Huis ter Kleef' , 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Heemstede' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brederode Castle' , 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huys Dever' , 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Teylingen' , 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Haarlem
♥   National Park 'Zuid-Kennemerland' , 7.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 60.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 68.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Duinen van Texel' , 79 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 85.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Haarlem and around
♥   Art museum 'Frans Hals Museum' Haarlem, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Stedelijk Museum' Amsterdam, 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Van Gogh Museum' Amsterdam, 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Cobra Museum' Amstelveen, 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rijksmuseum Amsterdam' Amsterdam, 16 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Haarlem from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'


From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
The color of the bridge was chosen by chance and has no particular symbolic character. Within a few years 'Python' Bridge became a must for many excursion programs through Amsterdam and attracts not only the curious tourists, but also the construction workers from different countries. Like the other bridges of Holland, 'Python' is very solid and secure. Only high-strength steel was used during the construction of the bridge … Read further

Lute Suites Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
Lute Suites provides additional services for business travelers. A large conference room with an unusual design is available to them. The large glazed pavilion is an interesting feature of the hotel. Special events and banquets are often held in it. The loft hotel is located in an incredibly beautiful natural area. Its guests have the opportunity to enjoy exciting hiking and cycling trips every day. … Read further

Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
Some museum rooms are dedicated to breeding the exhibits - here the various hemp varieties cultivated by the museum staff grow. Since 2003, the large and constantly updated collection of exhibits has been located in the new building, not far from Dam Square. Today, the museum's guests can see more than 6,000 unique exhibits. Although the theme of the museum is quite contradictory and controversial, the numerous tourists have been receiving it for several years. It must be borne in mind that the children under 13 years of age can visit the museum of marijuana free of charge, but only accompanied by adults. … Read further
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