Tips for Haarlem mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Haarlem bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Haarlem . Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Haarlem . Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Haarlem highlights.

Tours by Haarlem

With the Haarlem Canal Tours you will sail right through the Centre of Haarlem and along the most beautiful buildings. You sail along buildings like The Cathedral of St. Rosa Rubiginosa, the City Theatre, Bavo and the dome prison of Haarlem. The tour is obtainable in Dutch and English. The tour departs each day from Tuesday to Sunday 6 times, the price of the trip is €13,50 per person.

Big Bavo overshadowing the fair

Big Bavo overshadowing the fair credit: Daviddje CC BY 2.0

Transfers to and from the airport in Haarlem

The nearest airport is the airport of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). This Amsterdam airport is about 20 kilometer southeast of Haarlem. There are several taxi companies who want to bring you from the airport to Haarlem and back again for a price of about 30 euros. There are about 15 companies in Haarlem that focus on airport transportation. One of these companies is the Haarlem Airport Service based on the Rijksstraatweg in Haarlem. The Haarlem Airport Service will take you for 29 euro from Haarlem to Schiphol, or running from the airport to Haarlem. They say on their website to have neat, comfortable and luxury taxis which is driving you around by an experienced driver. Another Airport Taxi Koudehorn service is located in the South of Haarlem. Taxi Koudehorn will take you to all airports in Netherlands whenever you want. All drivers speak according to their website excellent Dutch and also German and English. There is also a taxi company specialized in airport transport from the airport to Haarlem; Taxi Haarlem Schiphol. Taxi Haarlem Schiphol is located on the Slauerhoff Street. Taxi Haarlem Schiphol you can book in advance, or give us a call if you"re just landed at the airport, there is a taxi within half an hour, according to their website.

Walking tour around the city

It is also possible to make a bicycle tour in Haarlem with for example Tours and city walks. At this bike tour you will be riding with a Dutch or English speaking guide along beautiful buildings and courtyards in Haarlem.

In addition, it is possible to use the same organization (Tours and city walks) to make a walking tour through the city centre of Haarlem. This tour takes about 2.5 hours and during this trip you see different buildings, and you can learn more about the rich history of Haarlem. There are also other organizations that offer such city walks, for example; AdvanderVelde, CKPlus and Fellas.


De Adriaan credit: Mcke CC BY-SA 3.0


If you love parties or just want to drink something in the evening, then this is possible in Haarlem. Haarlem has several cafes where is much to experience in the evenings. "Café Stiels" is one of these cafes where will be partied until late. "Café Stiels" is located at Smedestraat near the Grand place. "Café Stiels" has live music every night from 10 am. Another café is party café "Bugsy"s"; the party café is located at Smedestraat. "Bugsy"s" is open every evening from 22:00 to 05:00 am and is nominated for the award of the best dance club of Western Netherlands. If you don"t like the traditional cafes then there is, for example a rock café in Haarlem. "Rock Café Bone" is a small café situated on the Turfmarkt.

De Vijfhoek

De Vijfhoek credit: Daviddje CC BY 2.0

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