|Local draught beer||$3.73|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.34|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$8.81|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$12.88|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$5.42|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$1.02|
It was never so easy and affordable to travel to Haarlem as it is today. The city, which is the capital of the North Holland, offers countless attractions for everybody who wants to discover the Dutch spirit. With its 16th and 17th century architecture, fine museums, secluded courtyards and distinguished restaurant, it's a perfect destination at only 25 km away from Amsterdam. In order to reach Harleem, you can use the Schipol International Airport in Amsterdam and after the bus, the train from Amsterdam Central Station, car or even bike.
By booking cheap flights to Haarlem, you will find yourself easier in the center of this old city. All the tours will start in Haarlem's main square, called Grote Markt, surrounded by business hours, eclectic restaurants, cozy bars, old museums and daytime market stalls. The landmark is the Gothic Sint-Bavokerk, with is Christian Mueller organ and quirky interior details. A part of the square's monumental architecture is today home to some renowned temporary exhibition spaces: the Vishal and De Hallen that are the best place for young contemporary artists to expose, while the Historical Association has its headquarters
in the Hoofdwacht.
You should not miss the hofjes, which are some immaculately courtyards, a unique symbol of this Dutch city. You can check online which hofjes are more popular. You must see the Teylers Museum, the oldest museum in the country, established since 1784. The museum hosts an eclectic collection with Old Masters paintings, natural collections and fossil exhibits. If you want to admire in a quiet environment some masterpieces of the Old Masters, just visit the Frans Hals Museum. Many artists are represented here, including Jan Steen, Judith Leyster, and Martin van Heemskerck. Feel free to visit The Madhouse, called in Dutch Het Dolhuys, which is the museum for psychiatry. Here everybody can explore the boundaries, perception, and definition of madness.
Flights to Haarlem will help you be part of many interesting cultural and popular events in this part of the Netherlands.
The Haarlem Jazz Stad festival is the most popular festival of its kind in all Europe. Many acts from abroad and from the Netherlands are performed for no more than five days every August. The Bevrijdingspop is a popular festival in Haarlem that celebrates Liberation Day, a tribute to those who fight in order to liberate the country during the World War II. During 12 hours of music, everybody can choose from different types of music, games for the kids and good shopping. The Stripdagen Haarlem is a biannual event that takes place in the city and is famous all around Europe for its comic art and large number of visitors. You can bring the kids to these events, because there are safe and decent for everyone. Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Haarlem any time you want, so no matter you are coming into the city during a festival or a cultural event or not, you will still enjoy the flavor of the traditional lifestyle in the Netherlands.
There are many restaurants and bistros where you can dine in the city, but here are some special places that you should try if you are in the mood for some fine food, no matter it is from the local cuisine or from international one. The Jai Bharat is a newly opened restaurant, located next to the St. Bavo's Church. It features the best North Indian cuisine in the area. No matter what you are going to order, you will be astonished by the cozy atmosphere. The Erawan is the best Thai restaurant you can find in Haarlem. It's so good that the The Thai Ministry of Commerce gives it the "Thai Select" award, due to its authentic dishes. All the classic food from the Thai cuisine is represented, including the piquant prawn soup and the flavourful pad Thai.