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No visit to Haarlem is complete without a canal cruise on the city’s beautiful waterways. These cruises offer a unique perspective of the city and are a great way to experience Haarlem’s beautiful architecture and peaceful city life.

Canal cruise Haarlem

Haarlem has a rich history that you will hear all about during the Haarlem canal cruise. Learn about the history, see the many bridges, windmill and stately mansions.

The 50-minute canal cruise departs from the Boothuys, opposite the famous Teylers Museum. During the cruise, you can admire Haarlem’s impressive monuments and historical buildings from the water. Some highlights include the Grote of Sint-Bavokerk, the historic houses along the Spaarne, and of course the iconic windmill De Adriaan. You cruise through the canals accompanied by an experienced skipper. He or she knows all about the city and its history, so be sure to ask questions!

The cruise includes a guide who tells a lot about the city of Haarlem.

See windmills, bridges and beautiful mansions, and learn all about how medieval canals are still used today. One of the main functions of the canals was protection from enemies. And are you curious why Haarlem’s canals have a star pattern? The boatman can tell you!

In good weather, the roof of the boat is open, allowing you to take the best photos!

Prices canal cruise Haarlem

A canal cruise through Haarlem is a fun and inexpensive family outing. It is wise to book online so you don’t have to wait at the canal boat in Haarlem.

Rondvaart HaarlemPrice
Adults (12+)€ 18.50Book now
Child (4-11)€ 9.50Book now
Child (0-3)FreeBook now

Sailing times canal cruise Haarlem

The first boat usually leaves around 11:00 am. A canal cruise takes about 50 minutes. Check the available places per sailing time below and book your canal cruise directly.

Departure location

The Haarlem canal cruise departs from Smidtje Canal Cruises, located opposite Teylers Museum, on the river ‘t Spaarne.

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