If you visit Haarlem with kids, there are activities outdoors that the whole family will enjoy.

Travelers can rent bicycles to visit the city, the nearby beaches and parks. Some stores that rent bikes are Rijwielshop, De Wolkenfietser and Bike Planet. 

You can also take a boat trip. Woltheus Cruises is the local main provider with hourly departures beginnning at 11:00. For a complete schedule of trips and fares, check out the company's website at www.woltheuscruises.nl.

Kids will love Haarlemmerhout where they will enjoy playing at the deer park and at the children's farm.  

In nearby town of Bennebroek, Playground Linneaushof comprises lots of attractions for whole family. Kids will enjoy the pedal boats, the space bicycles and the bronco bikes among many other games. It includesa water playground.

And, for a little of history, visit the castle of Brederode now in ruins. Help the kids imagine how life was in this fortress from the Middle Ages.