Jopen Beer Church

Jopen has restored the age-old Haarlem brewing tradition to its earlier glory. A former church in the bustling centre of Haarlem has been transformed into a modern city brewery, grand café and restaurant. It has put Haarlem back on the map as a city of beer. Every visit to the Jopenkerk is an experience. Guests can witness the brewing process with their own eyes while they enjoy drinks or dinner. With its laid-back atmosphere, contemporary interior and excellent food, the Jopenkerk makes all its visitors feel right at home. A wonderful venue for tasting, experiencing and enjoying among locals & tourists.

Keukenhof – Flower exhibiton 2018

The park Keukenhof is open from 22 March - 13 May 2018 every day from 08.00 - 19.30. 

Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers! There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. An unique and unforgettable experience! Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artwork and wonderful events. www.keukenhof.nl/en/discover-the-park

Haarlem Canal Tours (April to October)

Join Haarlem Canal Tours with captain Jeroen for a canal trip in an open boat through Haarlem. The tour will take you along the city's attractive waterways including the river Spaarne, Haarlem's oldest canal the Bakenessergracht, the Singels and the majestic Nieuwe Gracht. This is a unique way to see the most beautiful buildings and monuments in Haarlem.

The maximum number of passengers per canal trip is 12. The groups are small so you get to experience Haarlem in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It also means there is plenty of time to talk about the history, art and architecture of the city and to answer all your questions. www.haarlemcanaltours.com

Haarlem Food Tours

Discover culinary Haarlem and its history under the enthusiastic guidance of Kelly of Haarlem Food Tours. She offers you a unique gastronomic adventure on foot with a wide variety of delicious foods  sharing the history, culture and stories that come with those foods. Enjoy all of this in the company of small and intimate groups.
Dutch Food Tour: The choice for food lovers that want to experience Haarlem with real Dutch delicacies.
International Food Tour: Interesting places in Haarlem where you experience the food from all over the world that the locals also enjoy to eat.
For more information and online reservation  www.haarlemfoodtours.com or at the Tourist Information at the Grote Markt

Markets

Friday: Organic Farmers Market on the Botermarkt
Saturday: Nicest middle sized Weekmarkt from the Netherlands on the Grote Markt
Wednesday in season: Antique & Bric-a-brac Market on the Botermarkt

City Walk

Every Saturday afternoon a guided city walk is organised from the Tourist Information office on the Grote Markt.
The Tourist Infomation office also has various self guided walking tours to explore Haarlem on your own.
- Monumental Route
- Alm Houses Walk

Alm Houses

Haarlem boasts 22 courtyards with almshouses. They are a reminder of days gone by. The were funed by wealthy citizens for poor unmarried women and widows who could live for free in thes little houses around a landscaped inner courtyard. These city garden almhouses are still havens of tranquillity. Most of them, like the Almhouse Bakenesse founded in 1395, are open to the public (only closed on Sundays),

Activities Agenda Haarlem

For activities in and around Haarlem see: www.haarlemmarkting.nl for example Haarlem Culinair (foodfestival) Haarlem Jazzfestival & More, Jopen beer festival, Artfestivals and Christmas Market.

Haarlem Stage for Music, Dance, Movie & Theatre

Philharmonie
Toneel- en Filmschuur
Poppodium Patronaat
Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
Pathé Haarlem

Authenticcity - Thoen & Thans

This route offers you a number of carefully selected pearls from the long string that makes our city of Haarlem so appealing to residents, shoppers on the lookout for local, and the toursists. Experience the originality, the craftsmanship, the Authenticity, the traditional products and the professional hospitality of the ‘past’ in the ‘present’. On the site you will find an overview and route along the most interesting shops in the old inner city of Haarlem. www.authenticcity.nl

Nice impression Haarlem

forgetsomeday.com/haarlem , special thanks to Toccara for the beautifull pictures.