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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2016
Haarlem P&R  (4 Answers)

Visitng Haarlem for one day before returning a car in Amsterdam Need to find a place to park the car.

Could not find any place for free other than the 2 P&R places. How much is it to take the train (or woud it be a bus) from each of these P&R's to Haarlem central?

And how much to take a train from Amsterdam to Haarlem? Since another option would be to return the car in Amsterdam first, and then take a train to Haarlem.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2016
Grote Markt (Saturdays)  (9 Answers)

I will be in the Amsterdam area the first week of May and am considering going to Haarlem for at least a half day.
One of the sites I want to see is the very active Saturday Grote Markt. What time does it start and approximately what time does the market reach its full activity? Ideally I would like to get there as early as possible. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2014
Bike taxi's  (6 Answers)

I will be staying in Haarlem for a few days and need to get back and forth to Amsterdam. When coming back from Amsterdam and trying to get back to where I am staying in Haarlem would i be able to use a bike taxi ? I have seen pictures of them on instagram but can't find any information on them over the internet. Can someone please point me in the right direction.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2014
Long Stay secure car parking in Haarlem?  (1 Answer)

We are coming to Zandvoort for a motorsport event at the end of August, and are planning on extending our stay for a few extra days in Haarlem.
We will have two cars and two trailers (about the same size as cars) with us, and would like to find a secure long stay car park to put them in.
Is there such a thing in Haarlem? Or Zandvoort?
Any advice you can give will be gratefully received.
Many thanks, Nikki Jones, Warwickshire, UK

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2013
car park at Haarlem train station?  (6 Answers)

We are going to be staying in Zaandvoort and would like to know if it Is possible to park at Haarlem station and catch the train to Amsterdam because we understand that it is difficult to park in Amsterdam.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2013
Queensday  (6 Answers)

I will be in Haarlem April 28 thru May 1. Will museums be open on Tuesday, April 30, or would that be a good day to go to the Kukenhof gardens.
I will be relying on public transportation. Also was thinking of a day trip to Delft on Monday. Any other thoughts.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2012
Fitness Centre with Day Pass entry  (3 Answers)


I am staying at the Amadeus Hotel in a few weeks time, having stayed there before 10 years ago. Whilst I'm in Haarlem I'd like to find a gym / fitness centre which it is possible to use on a daily basis, without having to take out membership. I'd be grateful if anyone local to Haarlem has any information.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2011
Van der Valk  (9 Answers)

How trapped is one at the Van der Valk? A 4 star at a fabulous price with breakfast, so there has to be something I should know. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2010
Looking for a group in Haarlem  (3 Answers)

We are 2 spanish girls in our thirties living in Haarlem and we are looking for a group of people to practise English, Dutch and Spanish.
If you are interested, we can arrange an appointment by e-mail.
Come on and join us. Let's become a nice and outgoing group!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2009
Good Bicycle Shops near Haarlem  (10 Answers)

I am arriving at Schiphol on Wednesday morning next week (July 15th), and will be touring the Netherlands on a folding bike. I am traveling as light as possible, and so will need to buy lights, a handlebar bag, a bike computer (speedometer), etc. as soon as possible after leaving Schiphol. Also I will need final adjustments to a Sturmey-Archer 8-speed. I will also need maps of Dutch cycling routes, and advice about hostels, B&Bs, campgrounds and ferry timetables.

My route will be from Schiphol through or close to Haarlem and then up to den Helder and through the islands.

Does anyone know where there is a good bike shop as well as a good source of all the other tourist info? I have Google Maps so can plot the address on my map. My Dutch is non-existent, but I speak German, French and some Swedish.

Many thanks

John Berry

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2009
Haarlem and Zaanse Schans ; Haarlem and Schiphol Airport/ transportation  (4 Answers)

1)Is there public transportation from Haarlem to Zaanse Schans?
2) Is there public transportation from Haarlem to Schiphol Airport without going to Amsterdam?
Thank you for any help...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2008
A place to jam as a musician  (3 Answers)

Hey guys.

I'm a danish guy who recently moved to the Haarlem/Amsterdam area and I was wondering about a thing. Where (if there is a possibility) can you jam? Best would be in the jazz or "pop/soul/funk/commonpartymusic"-genre.

Anyone? :)

Best wishes,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2008
Haarlem or Leiden, cont.  (1 Answer)

Thank you, Pieter Jan!

Do you have any recommendations for a moderate hotel, or better yet a B&B in Leiden that would sleep three people? I'm sure that we need to get our reservations soon, if we're not already too late! We're going to be there in mid-April.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2008
Best place to stay near Keukenhof Gardens?  (4 Answers)

We have only two days in Holland in April and want to see Haarlem and Keukenhof Gardens. We are wondering if we should stay in Leiden or Haarlem? (Are there no hotels in Lisse?) It sounds like Leiden is more convenient to the gardens, but we also want to see Haarlem.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 27, 2008
St. Bavo organ concerts  (6 Answers)

We are going to be in Haarlem in mid-April and wonder when the St. Bavo organ concerts are scheduled? We heard Tuesday and Thursday, but is this correct? Also, what time of day are the concerts? Is there a charge?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2007
Flower Display April 22?  (1 Answer)

Where in Haarlem is the flower display? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2007
Transport from Schipol to Haarlem  (3 Answers)

My husband and I will be staying in a hotel on Grote Square in Haarlem in May. I gather from other postings that the bus is the more convenient mode of transport from the airport, rather than the train. We will need transport at 7 p.m. to Haarlem and at 8 a.m. when we leave Haarlem for the airport. How far is it from the drop off point in Haarlem to Grote Square. We stayed at the Amadeus nine years ago. Is there another hotel on the square which anyone would recommend?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2007
Any apartment rentals in the area?  (3 Answers)

I am planning on going to Amsterdam/ Haarlem this coming July and August. We will be there for about 3 weeks. Are there any rental agencies for vacation houses or apartments/ Even if there are rental barges, or boats that would be great. There are 3 of us going to watch my son play baseball in the friendship games. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2007
Transport  (2 Answers)


I'm travelling to Haarlem for the 1st time tomorrow and was wondering the best way to get there from Schiphol Airport. Are there direct trains or should we opt for the bus?

Also, would anyone happen to know if Hotel Haarlem Zuid is central and easy to get to from the train station?

Many thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 12, 2006
New Year in Haarlem - Fish restaurants or Dutch cuisine suggestions, please!  (3 Answers)

Hello there! Will be spending a week in Haarlem during the New Year period - from end of Dec to Jan. 4th. It will be three of us and we are looking for a nice and sophisticated restaurant where to spend the evening of Dec. 31st. We would prefer something traditionally Dutch and if possible a fish restaurant too. We are obsessed with the fish part because we are near the sea and we thought there might be some very nice fish places in the area.

I have read some good and bad things about de PĂȘcherie Haarlem aan Zee. I don't know what other people think about it.

Please can you suggest any places? If you are from Haarlem, where are you celebrating New Year?

Please help if you can. Any restaurant websites would be helpful. I have some very basic knowledge of Dutch and will try to decipher the menus on the websites.

Dank u wel!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2006
looking for friends to show around  (3 Answers)

Hai..I am Indonesian girl and I will be in Haarlem ( Netherlands ) for a year. I am looking for some peoples to make friends and to show me the country. Please email me. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2006
Furniture store in Haarlem  (3 Answers)

Hope someone can help us locate a furniture store on one of the main streets of Haarlem. It was on a main street, adjacent to a canal and carried a variety of furniture. Our interest is in the dining room hutches, with glass in the upper doors. Altho it did have a website, we can't locate the store using search engines on line and have misplaced its business card. Anyone living in or familiar with Haarlem enough to help? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2006
vegetarian food?  (4 Answers)

Any info please on vegetarian food in Haarlem?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2006
Haarlem invasion  (9 Answers)

OK! am invating Haarlem on Sunday 23rd of April, yes in a few days so you are warned -`)
I won't be coming alone. I have a group of approx 116 people.
About 75 of them or foreign students on low budget `-)
We offer them a free drink and if the weather is ok, I know a place where we can sit outside (at the little market) at a local pub where they can consume their picknick if they take a drink.
Not all of them will have brought lunch and might want to search for an affordable place to eat something. I was thinking at Hema? Does any one knows if it is opened as well? It is koopjesmarkt, so regular shops will be opened. I am not so sure about the Hema however?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2006
11:35 EST GEORGIA USA 8JAN2006 DSC74 sports club  (1 Answer)

hi My name is Mike Arthur, I played in a softball tournment for 12 years in Haarlem called the BILL E JEFFERIES TOURNMENT. it was played at DSC74. been trying to get in contact with some people connected to the club but having no luck, can anyone help me find an e-mail address for the club, or someone connected to the club. planing a vist back to haarlem in the future, would like to locate some of these people when i return, Could you give me some Information on this please. I will forever be in your debt. thanks MIKE ARTHUR ( [email])

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2005
Haarlem for six weeks in January/ :-)  (1 Answer)

Hello all,

There's a good chance i'm going to be in Haarlem for this long in a few weeks on business.

Some questions:

1) What are some great weekend trips I could take? (ie leaving Friday afternoon, returning Sunday night) I know i'll hit up A'dam, but am more interested in the cultural nooks and crannies of the country and surrounding countries within a reasonable distance.

2) What are the biggest venues for music/theatre in Haarlem/Amsterdam? We have ticketmaster here in the US as a major source of show info and ticket purchasing. Is there a similar service or two that have dotcoms I could checkout prior to leaving for Haarlem?

3) Pretty much the same question as the above, only referring to soccer. They go on winter break soon right? But will be back while i'm still there i think. Are tickets easy to come by or all sound out on this short of notice in mid-season? If i can catch a match, could i buy tix before leaving the states or do i have to buy them locally once i arrive?

Thanks for any help you all can provide!

Happy Holidays!

Jay in MA (USA)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2005
Flower Fest weekend  (1 Answer)

Can anyone tell me what weekend the Flower Festival is on in April in Haarlem next year?

Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2005
Bike Hire and where to go  (5 Answers)

Greetings from Ireland.
We will be staying in Haarlem from the 13th May till the 16th and on the Sunday we would like to hire bikes and visit the countryside,weather permitting. First where to hire and second where to go. We are staying at the Hempcity B&B.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2005
Getting from Haarlem to Keukenhof  (2 Answers)

Is there transportation from Haarlem to Keukenhof gardens?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2005
Good place to eat breakfast  (7 Answers)

We will be in Haarlem for a few hours on a weekday morning (eearly) before going in to A'dam for the rest of the day. Is there a pleasant place to have breakfast near the great Church on the markt? We want to see as much of the area as possible so we wish to eat in the old market area. Also, is it far from the train to the Grote Markt? thanks

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