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Address: Groot Heiligland 47, 2011 EP Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 23 542 2427
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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go and see the movie on the history of Haarlem (with 'special' effects!!!)

This museum with a couple of floors used to bear the name 'historic museum Haarlem', but they cut of the 'historic' part, probably to manage expectations. We started of with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Breukelen Ut

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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325 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The permanent collection of this museum covers Haarlem's history, and is quite small. There's a part about justice, with executioners' swords and other justice-related items and depictions, among them the hanging of a mayor or governor (Ripperda). When I visited there was a temporary exhibition about a painter called Verwey. Quite recent paintings.

Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We've lived in the area for the past 15 years and today we acted the tourists. We were over the moon to have come here and made us feel very proud of the local heritage we knew nothing about. Lovely

1 Thank Sarah R
Breukelen Ut
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209 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This museum with a couple of floors used to bear the name 'historic museum Haarlem', but they cut of the 'historic' part, probably to manage expectations. We started of with a movie of nine minutes on the history of Haarlem. The museum staff was very helpful and really part of the whole experience. Very enthusiastic. They told us the movie... More 

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Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Little museum telling the history of haarlem and its affiliation to water. Volunteers in the museum couldn't be more helpful and clearly love their city. The museum is a credit to them

1 Thank Alwyn J
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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

1 Thank nsheraton
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Brian A
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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

1 Thank OKCBammy
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 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 

1 Thank JZHendry
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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