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 will need to ask the staff to play it in English. The signage in general was minimal and we were given an English handout that was difficult to follow. On the ground floor there was a temporary display about a local artist and not much to view on the top floor. There were free lockers for bags / coats and toilets available. Photos were allowed.
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