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Haarlem: 50-Minute Sightseeing Canal Cruise

1. Haarlem: 50-Minute Sightseeing Canal Cruise

Experience and discover the beautiful historic city center of Haarlem from a unique perspective as you cruise around the Old Town's canals on a 50-minute cruise. After meeting your professional skipper and boarding the boat in the city center, begin your journey of discover of Haarlem's unique architecture, picturesque buildings, and romantic canals. Once onboard, admire attractions such as the Molen de Adriaan, the Teylers hofje, Frans Hals Museum, and the Jopenkerk. Munch on complimentary snacks and drinks as you sail in the company of a crew with many years of experience on the water of Haarlem. The boat is heated for your comfort.

Haarlem: Dutch Windmill and Sightseeing Spaarne River Cruise

2. Haarlem: Dutch Windmill and Sightseeing Spaarne River Cruise

Explore the Spaarne river on a sightseeing cruise. Stay comfortable aboard ships that are semi-open in the summer and fully-heated and covered in the winter. Get carried away on the Spaarne river and see the city center and the Unicorn and Adriaan windmills from the water. Check in at the activity provider's office and board the river boat. Settle into your chair and have the option to purchase snacks and drinks as you sail along. Capture pictures of the 18th-century Adriaan windmill. Glide past the historic Waag weigh house. Take in views of the Teylers Museum of art, natural history, and science. Make your way past colorful houseboats and verdant parks as you go towards Heemstede. Go by the 17th-century Unicorn windmill before heading back to the starting point of your cruise.

Haarlem: Open Boat City Highlights Cruise

3. Haarlem: Open Boat City Highlights Cruise

Join this guided boat trip along the Spaarne River and see the sights from Haarlem’s oldest open canal. Immerse yourself in the stunning views of Teylers Museum, St. Elisabeth Gasthuis, St. Bavo Church, and many more famous buildings. Meet your guide and fellow travelers at the pier to begin your tour. Jump aboard, take a seat and enjoy the scenery from the open boat.  Cruise along the magnificent Spaarne to the Nieuwe Gracht. Admire the Wildemansbrug, Begijnebrug, and Korte Jansbrug bridges. Glide along the river and listen as your guide tells you about Haarlem’s history as you glide along the river. Make sure you take photos of iconic sights and monuments, such as the former hospital De Egelantier, de Nieuwe Kerk, the new church, and the city theater. See iconic sights such as the Kathedraal Sint Bavo, club Patronaat, Barnaart residence, the medieval horse stables, Adrian’s Windmill, Teylers Museum, and the St. Bavo Church.

Haarlem City, Canal Cruise & Zaanse Schans Windmills Tour

4. Haarlem City, Canal Cruise & Zaanse Schans Windmills Tour

After picking you up at your accommodation your private guide will drive you directly to the Zaanse Schans and walk you through this picturesque Dutch heritage site. Experience the many famous aspects of Dutch manufacturing and visit an old working windmill to learn about how products were fabricated in the 17th and 18th century. After your visit to the Zaanse Schans your guide will drive you to directly to Haarlem in about 30 minutes. Here you will join your guide for a second highlight, a canal cruise offering a completely different perspective of the city from the water. After the canal cruise your guide will walk you through the city of Haarlem where you will learn about the city’s history and see the famous Sint Bavo church, courtyards and the beautiful town hall. A visit to Haarlem is not complete without having enjoyed it’s famous Jopen Beer or tasted local Dutch fries.

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What people are saying about Haarlem

Haarlem is an absolute gem! The skipper was funny and super informative. I thought i would spend an hour in Haarlem but I ended up staying all day after all the recommendations he gave. I would 100% recommend this to everyone going to Amsterdam or nearby. (Can’t remember his name but he told me he worked in fashion before canal tours)

Wonderful to view this part of Haarlem from the water. The boatswain was very good at telling stories and had a lot of humor. Recommended

The boat tour was very interesting and instructive, the boatman was super nice and explained a lot!

Very much enjoyed the boat trip and the additional info from the skipper

Was a lot of fun! And a very sweet and funny guide!