The rise of Haarlem: Culture, History, Art and Architecture Walking Tour

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Haarlem Walking Tour

From USD 42.77

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the old North Sea trading port of Haarlem on a walking tour through its cobblestone streets. Join a small group and listen to your guide recount the rich history of the city that stretches back to the Middle Ages. This tour has a strong focus on the culture, art, and architecture for those who want a well-rounded look at the city.
  • Visit a secret spot for unparalleled views of Haarlem
  • Get insider tips on where to eat, drink, and explore
  • Choose from several tour times to suit your schedule
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Walking tour
  • Certified English-speaking guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • A tip for the guide
  • Caveat Emptor - When visiting on a Sunday all the Hofjes in Haarlem are closed for public viewing.
  • The Hofjes close daily at 5pm therefore the Summer tours starting at 5pm do not go inside the Hofjes

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Water Tap
    Grote Markt 17, 2011 RC Haarlem, Netherlands

    In the Grote Markt (main square) next to the entrance of the Grote Kerk of Sint Bavo (great church) there is an enormous Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster holding up a letter A, this is the meeting point and starting point for the tour. Grote Markt, 2011 NZ Haarlem 9JJP+HJ Haarlem

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What To Expect

Grote Markt

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for travellers with difficulty walking (the tour covers 4 km or 2.5 miles)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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19 reviews
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Great start to our Haarlem visit
Kate_P, Aug 2023
James is great company and an excellent guide. We spent an informative and fun morning learning about the architecture and history of Haarlem. It was a fantastic start to our visit. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Kate and little Kate Thanks very much for coming on the tour, I hope you enjoyed visiting the historic houses afterwards. Kind regards James
He did an excellent job...
Jenni_C, July 2023
He did an excellent job of showing us all the different architecture, was super engaging and knowledgeable, and had a good pace for everyone involved.
Response from Host, July 2023
Dear Jenni Thanks very much for joining the tour and thanks for the great review, glad you enjoyed it. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and could spot the same architecture in Belgium! Kind regards James
Deep dive into architecture and history.
OpherG, June 2023
Very deep on architecture and history. James is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, July 2023
Hi Opher Thanks very much for recommending me, great to have you on the tour. Best wishes James

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