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Cycle route along Haarlem Museums

length 42.14 km
theme cultural
Kcal 798
Fiets 2 hours 39 minutes
E-bike 2 hours 7 minutes

Haarlem, Hoofddorp

Get ready for a fun and cultural cycle route from Hoofddorp to Haarlem, enjoying a range of fascinating museums along the way. This route combines the charm of the city centres of Haarlem and Hoofddorp with picturesque waters and peaceful polder landscapes. Hop on your bike and be surprised!

The first museum you encounter is the Cruquius Museum, located in a historic pumping station. Discover the fascinating history of Dutch water control, while learning more about the impressive engineering achievements of the past. Admire the impressive steam engine and be transported to a time of ingenious waterworks.

Now drive into Haarlem's historic city centre, with its bustling atmosphere, cosy streets and lively squares. Here, a number of fascinating museums add a cultural touch to your cycle route. Visit the Frans Hals Museum, where you can admire the beautiful artworks of this Dutch master.

Or would you rather make a stop at Teylers Museum, one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. Here you can immerse yourself in the world of art, science and history. Or the Verwey Museum, the city museum with changing exhibits about well-known and unknown Haarlemmers. Another interesting stop is the Fairground Organ Museum, where you can learn about the wonderful world of fairground organs. Get carried away by the cheerful melodies and discover the magic behind these nostalgic musical instruments.

Continue to Het Dolhuys, a museum about the history of psychiatry. Here you will learn more about mental health treatment through the ages. The museum offers a fascinating and sometimes poignant look at this subject. Or make a stop at the Corrie ten Boom House, a special museum that tells the story of the brave Ten Boom family during World War II. Discover how they helped Jewish people in hiding and risked their lives with their brave deeds.

On the way back to Hoofddorp, you will still pass Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, a unique place where contemporary art and historical heritage come together. Explore the exhibitions and enjoy the artistic atmosphere. And finally, the Historical Museum Haarlemmermeer, where you can learn more about the region's fascinating history. Find out how the land was reclaimed and turned into a fertile place.

This cycle route from Hoofddorp to Haarlem offers a pleasant mix of culture, history and relaxation. A perfect way to spend a day full of fun and discovery!

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