Haarlem. Annually millions of visitors enjoy the exuberant atmosphere and the rich cultural life in a breathtaking environment. A source of inspiration which we like to share with visitors.
Okhuysen has been sharing it’s love for wine for over 150 years... Wine lovers can find a broad assortment of high quality wines, from traditional wine making areas and from newly discovered ‘places to be’. Want to discover the fascinating world of wine and gain some wine knowledge? Join a wine course or ask for ‘wine tastings on request’. The enthusiastic Okhuysen team loves to ‘customise’ your ideal tasting, and host you in their beautiful authentic wine cellars underneath their store or visit you on location. Come by at the Okhuysen
Experience Haarlem’s craft beer history in the Jopenchurch... The former Jacobs church from 1910 is changed into a modern day beer brewery, grand café and restaurant in the centre of Haarlem. Discover the different Jopen beers during a beer (and food) tasting or enjoy a special dinner in the restaurant, where the host and beer sommelier can show you a variety of surprising beer and food pairings. Are you more curious about the process of beer brewing? Book a tour through the second Jopen brewery, situated in the industrial area of Haarlem: the Waarderpolder.
Haarlem’s brewing tradition is restored with the opening of the Jopenkerk Haarlem... The historic Jacobskerk is transformed into the Jopenkerk Haarlem, a fully operational brewery, grand café and restaurant. Jopen opened a second brewery with tasting room in the industrial area of Haarlem. Two unique locations where you can enjoy the diverse flavors of Jopen. Both venues offer great options for business meetings and celebrations.
An example for the new generation of chefs and restaurants:.. less stiff, less expensive, and more accessible. That is Ratatouille Food & Wine in a nutshell. Chef Jozua Jaring earned his first star in 2014 and promises to continue this concept in the new accommodation of Ratatouille at the Spaarne. Book a private dining, come for lunch or enjoy a culinary dinner.
Take a cruise on the Spaarne and the canals with Rederij 't Smidtje.. and experience historical Haarlem from the water. As you enjoy some snacks, the skippers and guides from 't Smidtje will tell you everything about what can be seen on the shore. Step aboard of one of the daily cruises or book a private cruise.
The Frans Hals Museum is known for depicting the Golden Century of Holland... Since 1913, the museum is located in the Oudemannenhuis (‘Old Men’s pension’), a 17th century palace in Groot Heiligland. The collection is based on the many possessions the city itself has been gathering ever since the 16th century. Among the hundreds of paintings owned by the museum, more than a dozen are made by Frans Hals, after whom the museum was named. The modern collection can be found in De Hallen Haarlem (‘Haarlem Halls’) at the Grote Markt.
A trip to Haarlem isn’t complete without visiting the Teylers museum..... This oldest museum in the Netherlands is a product of the Enlightenment. A period in which there was great interest in art and science. Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, a rich Haarlem silk manufacturer and banker, set up collections in both areas that he left to the public after his death. The result is the Teylers museum: Museum of Wonder.
Haarlem’s enthusiastic city guides are waiting for you to show you their city... They will tell you all about the city’s history, its architecture, monuments, hidden courtyards and of course share their many anecdotes about Haarlem’s people and their environment. Anyone can join the weekly tours held every Friday and Saturday. If you would rather have a guided tour with your own group, then you can always book a themed walk, which are also available in English, French or German. Most walks take about 1.5 hour.