City profile

Harlem lies in the northern part of Holland with a population of around 150,000. The Teylers Museum is the oldest public museum in the netherlands. The museum hosts a collection of fossils (among which the famous Haarlem specimen of Archaeopteryx), minerals, historical scientific instruments and works of art, exhibited in a 19th century manner. On summer days, hang out in the sun on Haarlem's 'Grote Markt' (near the Grote Kerk) after a long day of shopping or go sightseeing in Haarlem's ancient city centre. The Patronaat is Haarlem's largest venue for live music. Their Fridays and Saturdays are dance nights and generally packed. Haarlem is a popular city for shopping in the region. It has been voted many times as Best Shopping City in the netherlands and boasts a very diverse range of shops. The Grote Houtstraat, the main shopping street, has most of the obvious shops. The surrounding streets (Kleine Houtstraat and Gierstraat) house smaller shops, where you can browse or buy everything from high-end bicycles to teapots.The inner city hosts a large a variety of restaurants and eat-cafes.

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