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
S$ 135
1 night at 3-star hotel
Haarlem in January
Estimated hotel price
S$ 135
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 12 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from Singapore to Haarlem include Air France, KLM and Qantas Airways. The shortest flight to Haarlem from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 13h 20m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Haarlem, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Haarlem to Brussels takes 1h 33m and costs around S$ 50 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Groningen, expect to pay about S$ 47 for a 1h 58m trip. Located 1.9 km from the city centre, Haarlem Spaarnwoude is the busiest station in Haarlem. Another popular train station is Haarlem, located 0.6 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Haarlem is to pick up a car hire from Amsterdam, which is about 17 km from Haarlem. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Alamo, among others, in Amsterdam.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Haarlem, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Nederlandse Spoorwegen. From Rotterdam, the bus ride to Haarlem takes 95 km and will cost you around S$ 46. From Eindhoven, the ticket costs about S$ 36 for a journey of 137 km.

Plane

When flying to Haarlem, you’ll arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is located 12 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from Singapore to Haarlem include Air France, KLM and Qantas Airways. The shortest flight to Haarlem from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 13h 20m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Haarlem, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Haarlem to Brussels takes 1h 33m and costs around S$ 50 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Groningen, expect to pay about S$ 47 for a 1h 58m trip. Located 1.9 km from the city centre, Haarlem Spaarnwoude is the busiest station in Haarlem. Another popular train station is Haarlem, located 0.6 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Haarlem is to pick up a car hire from Amsterdam, which is about 17 km from Haarlem. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Alamo, among others, in Amsterdam.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Haarlem, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Nederlandse Spoorwegen. From Rotterdam, the bus ride to Haarlem takes 95 km and will cost you around S$ 46. From Eindhoven, the ticket costs about S$ 36 for a journey of 137 km.

Airlines serving Haarlem

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,178 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,213 reviews)
LOT
Good (665 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (927 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
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Where to stay in Haarlem

Average rates range from around S$ 203 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 267 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 neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Haarlem

Most booked hotels in Haarlem

Hello I'M Local
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
S$ 46+
Amsterdam Beach Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 155+
ibis Styles Haarlem City
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 154+
Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 147+
Stayokay Hostel Haarlem
2 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
S$ 56+
Ambassador City Centre Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
S$ 126+

Hiring a car in Haarlem

Expect to pay S$ 2.93 per litre in Haarlem (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 35.10 and S$ 46.80. 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 car hire (MG ZS or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 2.93 per litre in Haarlem (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 35.10 and S$ 46.80. 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 car hire (MG ZS or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.