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Walk along the winding waterways of Haarlem

We will start at the windmill De Adriaan (1779) which was built on the remains of a middle-age watchtower of the ancient city walls. We will cross the bridge over to visit the old centre where we will see the following: several middle age houses in the old Begijnhof, the Waalse church built by the first French protestants who came to the Netherlands, the Jewish neighbourhood and a memorial dedicated to the victims of WWII, Backenesser hofje, one of the 40 courtyards of Haarlem and the oldest in the Netherlands. Walking along the Backenesser canal we will arrive at the gravestenenbrug, the Weight House. We will finish at the big market square we can admire monuments such as the St Bavo Church, the Fish Hall, the oldest house, the Meat Hall, Laurens Coster statue (inventor of movable type) and at the end of the square the old City Hall where we finish our tour.

From Haarlem
Online Experience
1 Hour
Netherlands
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Online experience streamed live from the medieval streets of Haarlem
  • At the Old centre see popular courtyards and middle age monuments
  • Walk around canals (of course), churches and market squares 
Description

Haarlem is a city of historic buildings. We will hence start this Online Experience at the windmill De Adriaan (1779) which was built on the remains of a middle-age watchtower of the ancient city walls. Across the bridge, in the Old centre, I will show you several middle age houses in the old Begijnhof, the Waalse church built by the first French protestants who came to the Netherlands, the Jewish neighbourhood and a memorial dedicated to the victims of WWII. Also, on our watchlist will be Backenesser Hofje, and one of the forty oldest courtyards of Haarlem. 

Walking along the mesmerising Backenesser Canal, we will reach Gravestenenbrug, the Weight House. Towards the end of the tour, we will arrive at the big market square and admire the monuments such as the St Bavo Church, Laurens Coster Statue (inventor of movable type), the oldest house, the Fish Hall and the Meat Hall. I will then walk down to the end of the square at the old City Hall, where we finish our tour.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places, at times the mobile network may be weak, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 28 EUR per screen or as a private tour for 70 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Eva Pita

I am a certified guide in The Netherlands, and I have been guiding since 1989. I am interested in art, architecture, water management in The Netherlands, the landscape and history of the country. I like to explain about the way of living of people in this country, food, industry, and the economic development of the country after WWII. Come join me as I show you the beauty of my country!

From USD 36 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 1 day before the tour.