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Museum Haarlem

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Address: Groot Heiligland 47, 2011 EP Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 23 542 2427
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11:00 am - 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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Nice museum on the history of the city

Haarlem is such a beautiful city, and this musuem highlights its history. Definately worth a visit. What makes it less than a 5 star experience is that all the information is in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Haarlem is such a beautiful city, and this musuem highlights its history. Definately worth a visit. What makes it less than a 5 star experience is that all the information is in Dutch. To be fair to the musuem, the staff did warn me about this before I paid for my ticket. There is a wonderful exhibit of local artists... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

A presentation of the cultural history of Haarlem. Which has a super clothing exhibition - but all the commentary was in Dutch which took the shine off it a bit. Worth visiting with the museumkaart, however I would have been a little disappointed if we were paying the full rate.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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.

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Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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

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Breukelen Ut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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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

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Scotland
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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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1 Thank nsheraton
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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