Haarlem The Essential
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Located on the Spaarne, Haarlem is the historic capital of the county of Holland and the main town in the province of Noord Hollande. Fortified in the 12C, it was the residence of the counts of Holland. It is also the centre of a large region for the cultivation of flowers. The painter Frans Hals (around 1582-1666) spent his childhood here.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Haarlem
Frans Halsmuseum
Frans Halsmuseum
Since 1913, this museum has occupied the
180 minutes
Grote of St.-Bavokerk
Grote of St.-Bavokerk
This huge 15C church is topped by a
30 minutes
Teylers Museum
Teylers Museum
This museum, the oldest in the Low
90 minutes
Haarlem City Hall
Haarlem City Hall
Next to this 14C Gothic building is a
30 minutes
The De Cruquius Museum
The De Cruquius Museum
This museum, on the edge of the former
90 minutes
The Vleeshal (the covered meat market)
The Vleeshal (the covered meat market)
This elegant Mannerist building was
90 minutes