The Netherlands - Haarlem & North Holland (PDF Chapter)
This is the Haarlem & North Holland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Netherlands guidebook.
The quintessentially Dutch province of Noord-Holland (North Holland) wraps around Amsterdam like a crown. Less than 20km west of Amsterdam, but entirely its own city, elegant Haarlem is the region’s capital and a charming example of 17th-century grandeur.
- view priceless works of Dutch Masters at the Frans Hals Museum in Golden Age Haarlem
- take in the centuries-old spectacle of the Kaasmarkt (cheese market) in the quaint town of Edam
- experience hardy seafaring life in the days before the Afsluitdijk (Barrier Dyke) at Enkhuizen’s Zuiderzeemuseum
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: North Holland, Haarlem, Around Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Waterland Region, Alkmaar, Broek op Langedijk, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Den Helder, Texel, Muiden, Het Gooi, Flevoland, Lelystad and Urk.
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