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Haarlem: Open-Boat Canal Tour in the Historical City Center

1. Haarlem: Open-Boat Canal Tour in the Historical City Center

Join this guided boat trip along the Spaarne River and see the sights from Haarlem’s oldest open canal. Immerse yourself in the stunning views of Teylers Museum, St. Elisabeth Gasthuis, St. Bavo Church, and many more famous buildings. Meet your guide and fellow travelers at the pier to begin your tour. Jump aboard, take a seat and enjoy the scenery from the open boat.  Cruise along the magnificent Spaarne to the Nieuwe Gracht. Admire the Wildemansbrug, Begijnebrug, and Korte Jansbrug bridges. Glide along the river and listen as your guide tells you about Haarlem’s history as you glide along the river. Make sure you take photos of iconic sights and monuments, such as the former hospital De Egelantier, de Nieuwe Kerk, the new church, and the city theater. See iconic sights such as the Kathedraal Sint Bavo, club Patronaat, Barnaart residence, the medieval horse stables, Adrian’s Windmill, Teylers Museum, and the St. Bavo Church.

Haarlem: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

2. Haarlem: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Langs de kade naast het teyler museum stapt u aanboort van de XXX10. In onze comfortabele antieke sloep uit 1954 wordt u door onze ervaren en vriendelijke crew rond geleid door de prachtige grachtengordel van Haarlem. Op de sliep wordt u voorzien van een ruime selectie van gekoelde drankjes tezamen met heerlijke versnaperingen en een selectie van kazen, Zo kunt u optimaal genieten van het prachtige uitzicht. Tijdens de tocht wordt u voorzien van alle belangrijke informatie over de highligts van Haarlem. Tijdens de tocht komt u langs verschillende hoogtepunten waaronder molen de Adriaan, Stadschouwburg, Jopenkerk, Teylersmuseum en nog veel meer. Na een rustgevende en informatieve tour wordt weer afgezet op de opstap locatie nabij het Teyler museum. On the quay next to the Teyler museum, you step aboard the xxx10. In our comfortable antique sloop from 1954, our experienced and friendly crew will guide you around the beautiful canal belt of Haarlem. On the sloop, you will be provided with a wide selection of chilled drinks, delicious snacks, and a variety of cheeses, allowing you to fully enjoy the magnificent view. During the tour, you will receive all the important information about the highlights of Haarlem. Along the way, you will pass various landmarks, including Molen de Adriaan, Stadschouwburg, Jopenkerk, Teyler Museum, and much more. After a relaxing and informative tour, you will be dropped off at the boarding location near the Teyler Museum.

Haarlem: Dutch Windmill and Sightseeing Spaarne River Cruise

3. Haarlem: Dutch Windmill and Sightseeing Spaarne River Cruise

Explore the Spaarne river on a sightseeing cruise. Stay comfortable aboard ships that are semi-open in the summer and fully-heated and covered in the winter. Get carried away on the Spaarne river and see the city center and the Unicorn and Adriaan windmills from the water. Check in at the activity provider's office and board the river boat. Settle into your chair and have the option to purchase snacks and drinks as you sail along. Capture pictures of the 18th-century Adriaan windmill. Glide past the historic Waag weigh house. Take in views of the Teylers Museum of art, natural history, and science. Make your way past colorful houseboats and verdant parks as you go towards Heemstede. Go by the 17th-century Unicorn windmill before heading back to the starting point of your cruise.

Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

4. Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. Benefit from discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Johan Cruijff Arena, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. Enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam and 24-hour free bicycle rental. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions (timeslot booking may be required): • Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Museum • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam • ARTIS Royal Zoo • ARTIS Micropia • ARTIS Groote Museum • Cobra Museum Amstelveen • Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum • Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour • Embassy of the Free Mind • EYE Filmmuseum • Fashion for Good • Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam • Fun Forest • Gassan Diamonds • Geelvinck Pianola Museum • Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals • Hermitage Amsterdam • Hermitage - Museum of the Mind • Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden • Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography • Jewish Cultural Quarter - Portuguese Synagogue • Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter • Luther Museum • Moco Museum • Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum • Multatuli Museum • Museum de Dageraad • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic • Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum • Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture • Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum • Museum Van Loon • Museum Willet-Holthuysen • De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam • Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage • Oude Kerk • Rijksmuseum • Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum • Science Center NEMO • The Studio NEMO • Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • THIS IS HOLLAND • Tropenmuseum • Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum • Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum In Haarlem: • Frans Hals Museum • Teylers Museum • Verwey Museum • Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: • Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) • Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: • Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: • Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience • Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) • Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House • Tsar Peter House, Zaandam • Mill Museum • Zaan Time Museum • De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill) • De Kat (Chalk Mill) • De Schoolmeester (Paper Mill) • Het Jonge Schaap (Sawmill) In Muiden: • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot • Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus In Naarden: • Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting In Laren: • Singer Laren Freebies: • De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) • Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) • Haarlem Tourist Office Free canal cruise in Amsterdam: • Blue Boat Company • Stromma Canal Cruise • Lovers Canal Cruises • Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. Free 24h Bike Rental 25% Discount: Music & Stage • Bimhuis – Jazz • Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre • Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music • Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% Discount: Attractions • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours • Body Worlds • Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise • Fabrique des Lumieres • Heineken experience • House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) • Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • NXT Museum • Our House • Rembrandts Amsterdam • STRAAT museum Upside Down Amsterdam • 25% discount - Transport & Rentals • Pedal boat • Bicycle rental & Bike Tours • – Rental boats to drive yourself 25% Discount: Food & Drink • Blue Amsterdam • Pancakes Amsterdam • The Pancake Bakery • Restaurant de Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis • Restaurant Wagamama - Asian restaurant • Taverne de Visscher • Zuiderzee Museum

Haarlem: 'The rise of Haarlem' Guided Walking Tour

5. Haarlem: 'The rise of Haarlem' Guided Walking Tour

The capital of North Holland has a long and chequered history. Originally famous for Beer, Linen and Tulips, Haarlem was the jewel in Holland’s crown during the Dutch Golden Age. The city has been repeatedly besieged, fought over, burnt down and then rebuilt several times. Haarlem was occupied in the Second World War and was a hotbed of resistance until Liberation. Haarlem can best be described now as Amsterdam’s cool, relaxed, sophisticated older sister. My original tour of Haarlem covers many of the city’s best loved and most beautiful buildings, including the Grote Kerk of Sint Bavo, the historic town market square, the Molen Adriaan windmill, the Teylers Museum and many more. This tour has a little bit of everything from Art and Architecture, life and death in Medieval and Renaissance times, to tales of local Resistance heroines and heroes in World War Two. You will also find out about the city’s most famous residents and visitors. With each stop a window to the past will be opened, in the process painting a picture of the city from its humble beginnings to the present day. There is a story waiting for you on every corner. I have been giving my original English speaking tour of Haarlem since 2019, many imitators have since sprung up therefore I do not list my full itinerary online, however my tour focuses and stays within the oldest parts of the city in and around its beautiful little streets, courtyards, hidden Hofjes and secret gardens. I customise the tours at the introduction towards the things that you are most interested in. The tour will also help you to make the most of your time in Haarlem with sightseeing tips and the best things to do and places to eat pointed out along the way. We finish the tour at a beautiful rooftop terrace this also makes a great photo opportunity or if everyone fancies it a local craft brewery depending on the mood. If you are going elsewhere in The Low Countries after Haarlem you will enjoy it much more after taking this tour as you will be able to recognise the famous architecture styles, know what the buildings were for and a little more about the people behind them. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you on one of my tours.

Haarlem: Teylers Museum Entry Ticket

6. Haarlem: Teylers Museum Entry Ticket

Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, Einstein, and so many others with this admission ticket to the first museum in the Netherlands, The Teylers Museum. Walk through the stunning antique interiors and gain access to the temporary and permanent exhibitions of art and collectibles within. Exchange your admission ticket at the front office and enter a world dedicated to art and science. Be in awe of the preservation of the space as you stroll through one of the most beautiful 18th century interiors in the world. Visit the various exhibitions on display showcasing valuable artefacts of art, coins, metals, instruments, books, fossils, and minerals. Receive access to the Pieter Teyler House, an additional wing of the museum that is included in this admission ticket. Be in awe of some of the best-preserved historical interiors from the 18th-century Netherlands. Teylers Museum will be in a summer festival spirit, from 8 July to 3 September 2023. Take our highlights tour and discover within 30 minutes all there is to know about the oldest museum in the Netherlands, join in with one of the many activities or lean back at the lemonade bar in the museum café: with Enjoy the Summer at Teylers, there is something to do for everyone. For more information see website

Haarlem: City Walking Tour

7. Haarlem: City Walking Tour

During this 2-hour walking tour you will discover the city of Haarlem accompanied by a professional tour guide. See the main landmarks, such as the Sint Bavo Kerk, Amsterdamse Poort, Molen de Adriaan and Corrie Ten Boom house. Walking along the Spaarne you will learn about the history of the city. All the way from its inception in 1245, to its latest eccentricities. Its picturesque streets, beer making history and tulip tradition have made Haarlem famous in the Netherlands and abroad. You will also get acquainted with some of its main personalities, Franz Hals, Lauren's Janszoon Koster, Peter Teyler, Kennau Hasselar and Corrie ten Boom. This experience will transform you from a tourist into a Haarlem explorer, by the end you will know which are your favorite parts of the city and how to make the most of your stay.

Haarlem : walking tour highlights audio and gps guided

8. Haarlem : walking tour highlights audio and gps guided

My name is Niki and I am your personal travel buddy for your experience in the beautiful city of Haarlem! With me you will discover the most beautiful, most impressive, hidden highlights of the city in your own language. I'll take you through a personal audio tour, the sights and tell you the story behind the city in your own time! The tour has a short description that you can view. In this I explain more about what can be seen in the tour and which points we will visit together. There is also the option to view a preview. This way you can easily see in which part or district of the city we are e. Rest assured, based on your location I will select the closest starting point for your tour and even take you there! My tip; put your phone in your pocket and I will provide an unforgettable experience. Do you still enjoy looking at the screen? Then of course you can, because on the map you can easily see how the route runs and where your next point is!

Rondvaart Haarlem, een unieke beleving maar dan op het water

9. Rondvaart Haarlem, een unieke beleving maar dan op het water

Boattours Spaarndam biedt leuke boottochten aan, vanuit het pittoreske Spaarndam naar het mooie Haarlem (ook is er de mogelijkheid om op te stappen in Haarlem). Wij zullen met de rondvaartboot, met schipper vertrekken vanuit het pittoreske Spaarndam (Taanplaats 1), dan zullen wij onze route vervolgen via het Spaarne langs de molen De Adriaan naar de grachten van Haarlem. In de binnenstad van Haarlem varen we met een drankje in uw hand langs prachtige monumentale panden met onder andere het Teylers museum, De Waag en verschillende krakteristieke bruggen. Bij de verfroller brug, wie kent hem niet? Zullen wij dan ongeveer weer omdraaien om de weg weer te vervolgen terug naar het mooie Spaarndam. Ook is er de mogelijkheid om in het mooie, gezellige Haarlem te blijven en daar af te stappen.

Cultural and Historical Audio guided walking tour of Haarlem

10. Cultural and Historical Audio guided walking tour of Haarlem

With this audio tour we take you right through the center of Haarlem. During the tour we will stop at various beautiful and well-known places in the city. However, the lesser known places are also not forgotten and also receive the necessary attention. You will discover many sights of the beautiful old center, walk along various courtyards, through characteristic neighborhoods, canals and across various squares. You will be accompanied by the audio tour and you will hear stories from the past and present of Haarlem. After this unique walk you will undoubtedly get a different picture of this great, bustling and historic city. During our unique Haarlem tour, you will pass various places and sights in the city. This way you will not only see the center of Haarlem, but you will also pass many other historic and picturesque places in the city. During our Haarlem tour you will pass the following sights: Take a look at the Hofje van Oorschot , on the corner with the Krocht Visit the historic Grote Markt in the center of Haarlem Stroll along the Bakenessergracht and visit the Hofje van Bakenes Behold the national monument De Waag on the Spaarne Visit De Vijfhoek in Haarlem's Old Town district

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What people are saying about Teylers Museum

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4.4 / 5

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Best investment while visiting Amsterdam. I discovered so many placed I would not have known about if it wasn't for the card. And the money is so worth it when booked for multiple days. I took the 5 day card and it was way cheaper than paying separately for attractions and public transport.

Great value for money as it was so easy to travel on the teams and the bus. The many attractions were fantastic as well! Took the 3 day card and even when we decided to do a last minute visit to the Maritime Museum, it was easy too!

Tranquility in mobility within the city and ease of displacement. But you need to book your tickets beforehand!

An amazing card that give you an amazing experience all around the city, reasonable price ❤️

very practical and good value for money as long as you make enough visits on the card