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Historic Museum Haarlem

Address: Groot Heiligland 47, 2011 EP Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 23 542 2427
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Haarlem
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Het Historisch Museum Haarlem is een levendig en inspirerend museum dat een actieve rol speelt in...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Het Historisch Museum Haarlem is een levendig en inspirerend museum dat een actieve rol speelt in de stad Haarlem. Een museum dat samen met de bevolking wordt gecreeerd en waar bezoekers enthousiast worden gemaakt voor de geschiedenis, het heden en de toekomst van Haarlem. Het is een ontmoetingsplaats en platform voor jong en oud, de plek waar de bezoeker op een interactieve en verrassende manier de Haarlemse geschiedenis kan beleven en spiegelen aan de actualiteit. Het ideale beginpunt in Haarlem vanwaar de stad verder verkend kan worden, voor zowel Haarlemmers als toeristen.

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Scotland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Went to Haarlem from Amsterdam Central for a day's shopping.Train took approx 30 mins and trains both ways were on time.When we arrived in Haarlem proceeded to town centre where we where impressed to see people dressed up in Victorian costume,A brass band and wonderful xmas markets

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A nicely laid out museum but there is very little English translation of most of the exhibits. There is an introductory film of the history of Haarlem which is shown in English but very little else.

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Switzerland
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A very enlightening explanation of the history of Haarlem was given to us by a man whom we could sense was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Haarlem. Thank you, sir for your time and the excellent history lesson which was given all in English.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a nice museum, we enjoyed it a lot. It was a little crowded the day we went but it made us slow down and enjoy it more instead of trying to rush through and get on to the next museum. They have a great variety of artifacts, great rock collection and beautiful artwork

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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147 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Small and eclectic museum with friendly staff. We watched the introductory film which told us about the history of Haarlem, and we viewed the temporary exhibition of portraits by Kees Verwey and a small exhibition on influential women. There was little information in English but one of the staff gave us some handouts. I was expecting there to be more... More 

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Reading, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We visited this museum because it was right down the street from the Frans Hals Museum and because the admission fee was included in our Museumkaart. I think Dutch people would appreciate this museum more than tourists. There was a special exhibit about Dutch women when we were there and I had only ever heard of a few of them.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Attractive mix of displays and exhibitions. Some English language information available, and introductory film can be shown in English (don't miss it for the surprise special effects).

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I usually enjoy visiting museums in any town or city I visit, however I didn't find this museum particularly interesting. There are only a few rooms on the ground floor with artefacts relating to the actual history of Haarlem that I am assuming comprise the permanent display. There is a short introductory video on the history of Haarlem, however you... More 

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A good museum, which usually has exhibits that appeal mainly to locals. Nice to visit in combination with Frans Hals museum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This museum is compact and cute. The short movie has an English version. Just ask the museum staff to choose that for you if you do not understand Dutch. The movie shows a history of Haarlem with a unique 3-D animation. It is a highlight of this compact museum in my view. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I... More 

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