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, the Frans Hals Museum has
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Grote of St.-Bavokerk
Grote of St.-Bavokerk
Built between the late 14C and early 16C
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Teylers Museum
Teylers Museum
This museum, the oldest in the
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Haarlem City Hall
Haarlem City Hall
Next to this 14C Gothic building is a
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The De Cruquius Museum
The De Cruquius Museum
This museum, on the edge of the former
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The Vleeshal (the covered meat market)
The Vleeshal (the covered meat market)
This elegant Mannerist building was
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