Haarlem Highlights, Heroes & Hidden gems

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 13, 2023

Architect, geographer and extravert nerd! I grew up in Haarlem and I love to share my enthusiasm and professional knowledge about this beautiful city. Of course, while we all have lots of fun!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Do you want a private tour (on another moment)?
That is possible! Please call / text / Whatsapp me on +31 6 57044369.  Or email me on: TijmenKuyper@gmail.com

Tour description
Haarlem, the beautiful, captivating medieval capital of North Holland has for centuries proudly been standing in the shadow of Amsterdam. But Haarlem is much more than the “little Amsterdam without the crowds”.

In this fun tour in a small group we will discover Haarlem's highlights, history, heroes, hofjes, hospitality, hidden gems and heaps more! Within two hours we’ll walk and talk from the train station, along stunning views and hidden places to the beating heart of Haarlem: the Big Market square. From here everything that Haarlem has to offer is just a few minutes walking away. Along the way I always optimize my tour for the group and the weather conditions. 

Make a reservation for this free walking tour and I will enthusiastically show you the city in which I grew up, by blending my personal stories, academic backgrounds, knowledge as architect and storytelling experience. You will learn why Haarlem suffered for its bravery, is now progressively enjoying the good live and for centuries has been Hollands city of flowers. You will grasp the essence of Holland and Haarlem, and like many in the world, will probably fall in love with wholesome Haarlem.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Kruisweg 11, 2011 LE Haarlem, Netherl...
    Kruisweg 11, 2011 LE Haarlem, Netherlands
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    On the square in front of the train station is a statue of a medieval woman and man. There, I will be standing with a blue umbrella.

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    Molen De Adriaan
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    Grote Markt

    Here we end the tour and I will give you my best local advice on how to spend the rest of your time in Haarlem and its surroundings. The square is in the heart of the medieval center. Most restaurants, shops and museums are just a few minutes walking from here. After the tour I will walk back to the train station (10 minutes), you're welcome to join me.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Zoran 21 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Tim is amazing, all recommendations for this tour!
Elif 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
We had a lovely Haarlem tour with Tim. Totally recommend to everyone!
Dave 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
A very well presented, entertaining tour. Tim was excellent. Full of information, jovial personality and a number of surprises like a beverage and cheese sampling. Thanks again Tim.
Federico 17 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Great tour with Tim in Haarlem, absolutely loved it!
Diana 17 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Excellent tour. Tim is very passionate about his home of Haarlem. Loved the samples he provided. Thank you for a wonderful tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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