Discover Haarlem

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Haarlem is the capital of North Holland, a vibrant and bustling city located close to Amsterdam. Haarlem has a long and rich history, having been mentioned as early as the 10th century. The city's historic center is filled with cobblestone streets lined with picturesque canal houses and beautiful churches. It also features numerous museums, theaters, art galleries and delicious restaurants serving international cuisine.

A must-see while visiting Haarlem is the Grote Kerk (Great Church), one of its most iconic landmarks that dates back to 1245. This impressive structure stands in the old city center surrounded by small shops and cafes you can explore while strolling around its perimeter. Teylers Museum is another one worth seeing; it's the oldest museum in the Netherlands that showcases science, technology and art from across Europe through interactive exhibits and displays. Finally, for a unique cultural experience be sure to visit Frans Hals Museum where you can view over 400 paintings from Dutch masters like Rembrandt van Rijn or Johannes Vermeer.