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Hi [VT member 93f85],
I want to visit Harlem(just to see the place) from Den Bosch today, could you suggest me how to reach there. What is the time involved,like train tram bus num etc
Can you also suggest me what to see in Harlem and some shopping pointers etc.
By train, see for schedules, prices etc:
Shops: Kleine houtstraat
But I dont see any direct train !! :(
That shouldn't be a problem. It's impossible to have direct trains from and to everywhere, in whatever country! :-)
Dutch stations are very easy to navigate, almost everyone speaks at least some English (most people are pretty fluent), signage is clear and you have ample time to make the connection. Ticket machines are easy to use and have English language options.
The Dutch railway website even gives you platform numbers, which is more than many other railway websites do!
You'll be absolutely fine. Even if you miss the connection, there are freqyuent trains to Haarlem from Amsterdam (where you will change).
Journey time is 1h 21m, one-way fare is 15.80 euro (same-day return 30.20 euro).
You will have to change trains in Amsterdam.
For what to see/do in Haarlem, have a look at the pages and tips written by VT locals and visitors here:
[original VT link]
In a reply to a previous question of yours, you will have found the link to ALL public transportation in The Netherlands (English version):
If you need only trains, then the link ns.nl/cs/Satellite/traveller... is sufficient.
These two links are all you need! Easy, eh?
You asked before how to get from Den Bosch to Amsterdam. It's the same route, except you change trains at Amsterdam Central to go to Haarlem, as advised by vtveen.
Enjoy your visit!
In Haarlem (note: 2 'aa') you can do a nice boat ride and hear abit about the history.
Cruises daily from 12 o'clock, each hour until 16 hrs.
Cost: 9.50 euro per adult
Tel 023 5470496 or 023 5357723