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- HaarlemSep 30, 2012
Amsterdam is a beautiful city with plenty to do, and is very accessible to visitors from the US and UK. As such, it's absolutely packed with tourists for much of the year. If you want a more typically Dutch experience, take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Haarlem (15 minutes, €3.80).
The Haarlem city center is reminiscent of Amsterdam, but without the throngs of visitors and souvenir shops. The city is a cultural hub, where you can find a variety of museums and art galleries, as well as the famous Grote Markt, an outdoor market.
If you're in Amsterdam to party, stay in De Wallen. But if you have a few days and want to immerse yourself in the local culture, don't miss Haarlem. It's Amsterdam, the Dutch way.
- HaarlemJul 17, 2012
Haarlem is a great city to visit, basicly it's a miniature version of Amsterdam but without the crime and hordes of tourists whilst Amsterdam can be easily reached by 20 minute train ride. It has a great dinning scene, great musea with one even being on the World Heritage List, a nearly intact city heart with buildings going back to the 1600's, but also features a decent night scene, coffeeshops (Dutch style) and even it's own red light district.
- HaarlemMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
I very much enjoyed my short time in Haarlem during a day trip from Den Haag. Coming from Amsterdam is also an easy train ride away. Haarlem is a jewel of City with cobblestone streets, 17th Century Architecture, churches, restaurants featuring global cuisine, cozy bars, and renowned museums including the Frans Hals.