The Netherlands - Haarlem & North Holland (PDF Chapter)
This is the Haarlem & North Holland chapter from Lonely Planet’s The Nether-lands guidebook.
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. Canals traverse its centre, while wide, sandy beaches fringe its western edge.
- view priceless Dutch Masters at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem
- sample cheeses at Gestam in the quaint town of Edam
- learn about hardy seafaring life in the days before the Afsluitdijk (Barrier Dyke) at the Zui-derzeemuseum in the historic port town of Enkhuizen
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: North Holland, Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Waterland, Volendam, Edam, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Den Helder, Texel, Muiden, Naarden, Flevoland, Urk.
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