Haarlem travel guide

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You're Going to Love Haarlem

With a population of 147,590, Haarlem is a must-see destination in North Holland, Netherlands. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Haarlem has to offer.

When to visit Haarlem

Haarlem in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 138
1 night at 3-star hotel
Haarlem in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 138
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Haarlem

Plane

When flying to Haarlem, you’ll arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is located 7 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Haarlem include Air Canada, Air France and Delta. The shortest flight to Haarlem from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 10h 30m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Haarlem, followed by Train. The train journey from Haarlem to Rotterdam takes 0h 54m and costs around C$ 22 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Brussels, expect to pay about C$ 73 for a 1h 33m trip. Located 1.2 miles from the city centre, Haarlem Spaarnwoude is the busiest station in Haarlem. Another popular train station is Haarlem, located 0.3 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Haarlem is to pick up a car rental from Amsterdam, which is about 11 miles from Haarlem. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Hertz, among others, in Amsterdam.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Haarlem, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and STUDENT AGENCY. From Rotterdam, the bus ride to Haarlem takes 60 miles and will cost you around C$ 7. From Antwerp, the ticket costs about C$ 37 for a journey of 115 miles.

Plane

When flying to Haarlem, you’ll arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is located 7 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Haarlem include Air Canada, Air France and Delta. The shortest flight to Haarlem from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 10h 30m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Haarlem, followed by Train. The train journey from Haarlem to Rotterdam takes 0h 54m and costs around C$ 22 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Brussels, expect to pay about C$ 73 for a 1h 33m trip. Located 1.2 miles from the city centre, Haarlem Spaarnwoude is the busiest station in Haarlem. Another popular train station is Haarlem, located 0.3 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Haarlem is to pick up a car rental from Amsterdam, which is about 11 miles from Haarlem. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Hertz, among others, in Amsterdam.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Haarlem, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and STUDENT AGENCY. From Rotterdam, the bus ride to Haarlem takes 60 miles and will cost you around C$ 7. From Antwerp, the ticket costs about C$ 37 for a journey of 115 miles.

Airlines serving Haarlem

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (962 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,236 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,114 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,990 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
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Where to stay in Haarlem

Average rates range from around C$ 195 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 280 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hello I'M Local and Hotel Carillon.

Most popular hotel in Haarlem by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Haarlem

Most booked hotels in Haarlem

Hello I'M Local
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 47+
Ninetynine Hotel Amsterdam Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 126+
Intercityhotel Amsterdam Airport
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 133+
ibis Styles Haarlem City
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 163+
Stayokay Hostel Haarlem
2 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 56+
Ambassador City Centre Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 141+

Renting a car in Haarlem

Renting a car in Haarlem costs C$ 57 per day, on average, or C$ 171 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Haarlem.

Expect to pay C$ 2.96 per litre in Haarlem (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 35.45 and C$ 47.26. The most frequently booked car type in Haarlem is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus Wagon or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Haarlem costs C$ 57 per day, on average, or C$ 171 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Haarlem.

Expect to pay C$ 2.96 per litre in Haarlem (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 35.45 and C$ 47.26. The most frequently booked car type in Haarlem is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus Wagon or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.