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Sightseeing in Haarlem

Just outside of Amsterdam lies the historical city of Haarlem. Haarlem has been important throughout the history or The Netherlands until Amsterdam became the most prominent city and still has many medieval buildings. This city has been a thriving hub for arts in the seventeenth century and it has been the scene for many paintings.

Because of its importance in former years, the center is rich in architecture and has few modern buildings. As in many European cities, this is most visible on the great market square where the St. Bavo church plays a dominant part of the view. The St. Bavo church is quite large compared to all the smaller building of Haarlem making its view more impressive. There are many other sights in Haarlem such as the town hall, the fish and meat hall, several other churches and some canals.

The city is small enough to walk around, so no need to get any buses or taxi's. Getting to Haarlem is easy from Amsterdam as it less than 20 minutes away by train. So if you want to get out of Amsterdam, Haarlem is an ideal day trip to see another historical city in the Netherlands. In Manhattan, New York the area Harlem was named after this Dutch city.


Haarlem travel photo gallery

 
New and old houses.

New and old houses.

 



Canal in Haarlem.

Canal.

 



St. Joseph church.

St. Joseph church.

  


The Netherlands photo galleries that are available: AmsterdamBreda, Den BoschGoudaHaarlemLeidenNijmegenRotterdamThe HagueTilburg and Utrecht.

 
Old street in the historical city centre of Haarlem.

Old street in the historical city center.

 
The front facade of the St. Joseph church.

The front facade of the St. Joseph church.

 
Old houses on a street near the Great Market square.

Old houses on a street near the Great Market square.

 
Historical houses in Haarlem.

Historical houses.

 
View on the St. Bavo church form one of the streets nearby.

View on the St. Bavo church form one of the streets nearby.

 
St. Bavo church.

St. Bavo church.

 
The spire of the Great church.

The spire of the Great church.

 
Church spire.

Church spire.

 



Great Market square in Haarlem.

Great Market square.

 
Old house in Haarlem.

Old house.

 
Great church on the Great market.

Great church on the Great market.

 



Great church.

Great church.

 



Hotel on Haarlem's Great Market square.

Hotel on Great Market square.

 
The historical city centre of Haarlem.

The historical city center.

 
Old buildings in typical red and white brick.

Old buildings in typical red and white brick.

 



View over a river Spaarne in Haarlem.

View over a river Spaarne.

 



Gravestenenbrug bridge.

Gravestenenbrug bridge.

 
Bakenesser church.

Bakenesser church.

 
Spire of the Bakenesser church.

Spire of the Bakenesser church.

 
Old houses on the Teijlershofjes straat.

Old houses on the Teijlershofjes straat.

 
Historical houses in typical Dutch style.

Historical houses in typical Dutch style.

 



Historical upmarket house.

Historical upmarket house.

 



Entrance to a posh old house.

Entrance to a posh old house.

 
Courtyard of an historical building.

Courtyard of an historical building.

 
Train station in Haarlem.

Train station.

 



Platform on Haarlem's train station.

Platform at the train station.

 

Internet sites with travel information about Haarlem

 

Suggested photo albums on Mad Planet Earth

 
Photo gallery of 17th century Amsterdam with views on the Anne Frank house, Dam square with the Royal Palace, The Rijksmuseum, the NEMO science museum and the Old Church.
 
The Hague images of the Government buildings, Palace Northend, the Peace palace, the Mauritshouse and modern architecture.
 
Utrecht images with views on the Dom Church and Tower, the Canals, City Hall and many scenic spots throughout the city center.
 
Leuven photo gallery including the St. Peters church, the University and the Great Beguinage and other sights of this student town.