Rent a Bicycle in Haarlem

Visit Haarlem

With excellent public transport connections and close vicinity to the Amsterdam airport and the ferry harbour, Haarlem is easy to reach.

The Zuidtangent Bus Connects Haarlem to Schiphol Airport


Haarlem is Connected to the World


With an extensive public transport network, it's simple and convenient to get to Haarlem from anywhere in the Netherlands. 

And Haarlem is only 15 minutes from the IJmuiden harbour where the DFDS Seaways Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry docks. Also, as Haarlem is only 20 minutes from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport - it's easy to get to Haarlem from anywhere in the world!


Travelling To and From Haarlem is Easy


From Amsterdam

Frequent trains run directly between Amsterdam and Haarlem's Centraal Station. An art nouveau gem dating back to 1908, Haarlem's Central station is worth a visit even if you don't arrive by train! For the latest train timetables and fares, check out


From Schiphol

If you are travelling to Haarlem from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, then you need to change trains at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station. Or for a more direct route, take Bus 300 called the Zuidtangent which runs every 10-15 minutes between Schiphol airport and Haarlem Central Station. The trip takes about 30-40 minutes. Buses are signposted when you exit Schiphol airport, and the Zuidtangent is a big red bus with white writing on a grey background.


From Newcastle

If you are travelling to the Netherlands from Newcastle (England) by DFDS Seaways ferry then take Connexxion Bus 75 directly from  IJmuiden harbour to Haarlem Station from the harbour.


By Car

Of course you could travel to Haarlem by car, but be aware that most parking needs to be paid for. Here is a guide to where you can park in Haarlem and what it costs.


Car Rental

Numerous car hire companies have offices in Harlem, which is great for exploring the surrounding areas, including Amsterdam and Leiden.


Avis Haarlem

Leidsevaart 344


Europcar Haarlem

Beynesweg 7


Multirent Haarlem

Nijverheidsweg 7


Getting Around Haarlem is Simple


Once you've arrived in Haarlem, navigating around is simple. As Haarlem has a very compact centre, you can easily walk from one place to the next. Then of course, there is the favoured Dutch transport means - the bicycle. Bikes can be rented from several locations in Haarlem. Rent a Bike Haarlem has an English language website.


For those feeling less energetic, frequent buses run around the city - and if you're really in a hurry there are always taxis. The main taxi stand is outside of Haarlem's Centraal station.

Haarlem Station
Haarlem's Art Nouveau Train Station (from 1908) Still Charms Travellers Today
 Newcastle to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam)
DFDS Seaways Ferry Newcastle -Ijmuiden