Amsterdam has always been a bustling city. It has an open and tolerant atmosphere and its residents welcome visitors with open arms. Read more about the city and its breath-taking canals, the stunning buildings that line them, the city’s rich culture, its magnificent architecture and unique history. For more information...
Haarlemmermeer is located in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. You can, for example, visit ‘Amsterdam Beach’ (the towns of Zandvoort, Bloemendaal or Noordwijk), and ‘Amsterdam Flowers’ with the colourful bulb fields of the Keukenhof gardens. You can go on day trips to historic cities like Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and The Hague, or ofcourse, visit Amsterdam... the capital city of the Netherlands with the beautiful canals and many museums.
Amsterdam Central City
Haarlemmermeer Municipality forms part of the Metropole Region Amsterdam. Amsterdam Marketing recently launched a new Metropole campaign: ‘Visit Amsterdam, See Holland’. The aim of this campaign is to pursuade international visitors, who are staying in Amsterdam, to visit the region, among which Haarlemmermeer. The area surrounding Amsterdam is divided into six distinctive characters: Flowers of Amsterdam, Castles & Gardens, New Land, Authentic Haarlem, Old Holland and Amsterdam Beach.
Amsterdam Flowers: Keukenhof Lisse
The Keukenhof provides a magnificent environment in which to gain inspiration and relax. Besides the impressive colours on display, you will also be able to view some special works of art. It is a feast for the eyes, as are the unique thematic flower shows in the various pavilions. Open from March – May. For more information and daytickets...
Amsterdam Beach: Zandvoort, Bloemendaal and Noordwijk
Zandvoort is the ultimate Dutch seaside resort! The beach, the sea and the magnificent dunes of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park and the wonderful dunes area are, for many, the main reason to visit Zandvoort. The magnificent beach of Bloemendaal is very popular with young people due to the various discos and beach bars. Noordwijk has a unique combination of stylish seaside resort life, a magnificent natural environment and a rich history. When the bulb fields bloom in spring, Noordwijk can rightly claim to be Europe’s leading ‘seaside resort in bloom’.
Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and The Hague
Haarlem is one the most beautiful old cities in the Netherlands. It is a charming, safe city with around 150,000 residents. Haarlem is located on the banks of the River Spaarne and has an attractive city centre full of grand listed buildings and a whole host of attractions.
It is almost impossible not to fall in love with the charm, class, attractiveness and hidden treasures of this historic town Leiden. Leiden is surprisingly enriching, stimulates your sense of curiosity and invites you to take a peek into its glorious past.
Delft has its own famous Delftware pottery (Delfts Blauw). There are also authentic canals, centuries-old churches and impressive memorial stones.
If you visit The Hague, you should visit The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis (Het Mauritshuis). Here you can admire world-famous paintings such as ‘Girl with a pearl earring’ by Vermeer, as well as a self-portrait by Rembrandt and key works by Jan Steen.