Haarlem (Yes, With Double A)

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Haarlem is a city in the Netherlands and capital of the province North Holland. Thanks to Peter Stuyvesant it’s also known as a neighborhood in New York City (Harlem, Manhattan). ๐Ÿ™‚

Haarlem had been on the list of cities to visit for quite a while now. Adri had been there already, I hadn’t. I definitely wanted to see the city once and Adri wanted to go back to have another look. We decided it was a good day to put this plan into action last Saturday. Not really having been into Harlem, NYC we at least should make it to Haarlem, North Holland. ๐Ÿ™‚

We loaded the stroller into the car (including diapers, baby formula and of course the little one himself), grabbed the X100S and drove to Haarlem.

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There are several museums that can be found in Haarlem, including the oldest museum of The Netherlands which is the Teylers Museum. The city is notable for its many hofjes: almshouses built around courtyards.

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A visit to Haarlem isn’t complete without visiting De Adriaan. De Adriaan is a windmill that originally dates from 1779. It burned down in 1932 and was rebuilt in 2002. The mill has been a distinctive part of the skyline of Haarlem for centuries.

The name alone is worth a visit of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We enjoyed the afternoon walk in Haarlem with it’s historical city center. I guess all we need to do now is go back to the USA and check out the “other Haarlem”. See if there are any similarities. ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 Comments

  1. There is always something special about the black and white posts. I like them a lot! And I like our city trips even more! I am up for our next NYC journey any time. Ivรกn will enjoy it too. Ez biztos! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Our city trips are THE best! You are THE best! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am definitely on board for another NYC trip. Or any other city for that matter. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Don’t know exactly what it is. But I really enjoy shooting B&W (on the streets) more and more.

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