Discover Haarlem

What to do inside & outside the hotel!

So much to do, so little time! You’ll never get bored! Haarlem is known for its historical sights, the versatile shopping city, the culture and the beautiful nature. And did you know that Haarlem has been voted the best shopping city in the Netherlands several times?!


Summer is just around the corner and the city is coming alive. Go out this summer and enjoy all the beauty that Haarlem has to offer. We are happy to advise you about the best shops, restaurants and must-see locations in Haarlem!


During your stay you can always contact our Front Office with questions for more information so that you can go out carefree! Can't wait and already want to book your tickets for that nice walking tour of your favorite museum? Arrange it easily via the button below.

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De Keukenhof

Open from March 24 to May 15

At the world-famous flower park 'De Keukenhof', bulbous plants from horticultural companies from the bulb region are exhibited every spring. The park is no less than 32 hectares and attracts more than a million visitors from all over the world every year. More than 7 million crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, lilies and other bulbous plants can be seen.


It is possible to take a tour with a small boat. There are also guided tours of the park. There are several pavilions with flower shows of cut and potted plants. Flower bulbs can be bought in two stores.


25 minutes from the hotel.


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Discover Haarlem by bike

Plenty of places to discover

What do you do in an area full of beautiful natural spots and historical sights? Enjoy cycling, walking or going out on an e-bike of course! There is so much to discover. You can rent a bike starting from €18.50 to make your stay easier & more fun!


Rent an e-bike and tour together through the city or through the dunes and the beach. Don't forget to take some great pictures while you're on the road!


Tip: Ask our restaurant if they can make a packed lunch, so you can have a lovely picnic along the way.


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The Beauty Of Haarlem

Much to see and much to do!

The Grote Markt in Haarlem is the bustling center of the city. On Saturdays there is a rich market with the tastiest food, the most beautiful flowers and not to forget: fresh stroopwafels. On the Grote Markt you will also find the Sint-Bavo Church, a real eye-catcher, and the beautiful City Hall. Be sure to visit the church. Did you know that the tower is no less than 78 meters high?


In Haarlem you will also find the Haarlem courtyards: we are very well known for them and the oldest courtyard in the Netherlands is located here! The 'Hofje De Bakenesserkamer' was founded in 1395. The courtyards are a pleasure for the eye. Beautiful courtyard gardens, old-fashioned small houses and, for the connoisseurs, full of historical details. Most courtyards in Haarlem are open to visitors from Monday to Saturday.

Shopping

Shop till you drop in the best shopping city from the Netherlands! Haarlem is known for its versatile range of shops. You will not only find the big chains, but mostly nice small shops with the most beautiful things.


Planning to go to the Grote Houtstraat or do you prefer to discover the small boutiques in the streets around it?


Hungry? We've listed some favorites of our colleagues:


More Beautiful Spots

Mill the Adriaan & the 'Golden Streets'

One of our great visiting spots lies on our beautiful Spaarne van Haarlem. Our unique Mill the Adriaan. The mill is built on an old tower and therefore rises above our Spaarne. If it is open, be sure to go up with a tour, because the view is breathtaking.

The mill has been through a lot. It has been used for trash grinding, as a tobacco mill, a flour mill and even withstood a fire in 1932.


Explore the Golden Streets of Haarlem, discover unique stories and unlock recommendations for local shops and cafes while resolving cryptic clues. This discovery game is played through a web app. All you have to do is open the link on a mobile! The trail is divided over 2.5 kilometers and takes about 1-2 hours.


Carlton Square guests receive 10% discount, ask us for the discount code!


Let's go the beach

Unwind in Haarlem by means of a relaxing forest or beach walk, because there is no shortage of nature! Haarlem is an ideal place. Lots of history. but also a lot of nature in and around Haarlem.


Within 30 minutes by bike, you'll arrive on the beach of Bloemendaal or Zandvoort. A nice bike ride through the dunes to the beach or the slightly faster route along our famous Zeeweg.


In the summer you can lay on the beach, get a fish or an ice cream on the boulevard, stroll through the citycenter of Zandvoort and of course also get a breath of fresh air.


With a train ride of 10 minutes, you are in Zandvoort citycenter and on the beach in no time.

Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland

Speaking of the beautiful dunes, a walk through our Zuid-Kennermerland National Park is perhaps one of our big recommendations.


Enjoy the great landscape and hills and you might spot a Scottish highlanders or one of the many deer in this area. The area is ideal for cycling and walking.


In the summer, many Haarlemmers use our unique Duinmeer 't Wed. Here you can relax or swim if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the beach. And this is just a 20-minute bike ride from Carlton Square!

Amsterdam

The bustling heart of Amsterdam is within a 30 minutes reach of the Carlton Square Hotel. Perfect for a day trip whether you travel by car or public transport. We listed up our favourite to do’s in Amsterdam.


  • Canal Cruise
  • Museumsquare
  • Anne Frank House
  • De Jordaan
  • Amsterdam North
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