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How to get from Haarlem to Amsterdam?

Haarlem is served by two railway stations of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways). From Haarlem railway station there are 8 trains an hour to Amsterdam, with a journey time of 15 to 20 minutes, 6 trains an hour to Leiden and The Hague (two stations), and 2 trains an hour to Zandvoort aan Zee.

What is the history of Haarlem?

Haarlem has a rich history dating back to pre-medieval times, as it lies on a thin strip of land above sea level known as the strandwal ( beach ridge ), which connects Leiden to Alkmaar. The people on this narrow strip of land struggled against the waters of the North Sea from the west, and the waters of the IJ and...

What is Haarlem like to live in?

The town of Halfweg became a suburb, and Haarlem became a quiet bedroom community, and for this reason Haarlem still has many of its central medieval buildings intact. Nowadays many of them are on the Dutch Heritage register known as Rijksmonuments.

When did the Counts of Holland live in Haarlem?

By the 12th century it was a fortified town, and Haarlem became the residence of the Counts of Holland . In 1219 the knights of Haarlem were laurelled by Count Willem I, because they had conquered the Egyptian port of Damietta (or Damiate in Dutch, present-day Dimyat) in the fifth crusade.

How did Haarlem become the first city in North Holland?

When Amsterdam grew more powerful and influential during the Golden Age, Haarlem was the first city to be connected to what was quickly becoming the new economic hub in North Holland. In 1632, the Amsterdamsevaart (or Haarlemmertrekvaart) was opened between Haarlem and Amsterdam to be a tow-canal.

What was the former name of Haarlem?

The former name of Haarlem was Haarloheim, a residence on a higher sandbar in the forest. Haarlem only became a real city in 1245 when it received the city rights of count Willem II of Holland.

How did Haarlem get its coat of arms?

In 1219 the knights of Haarlem were laurelled by Count Willem I, because they had conquered the Egyptian port of Damietta (or Damiate in Dutch, present-day Dimyat) in the fifth crusade. Haarlem received the right to bear the Counts sword and cross in its coat of arms. On 23 November 1245 Count Willem II granted Haarlem city rights.

What happened in Haarlem in the 1600s?

In 1632 a tow canal between Haarlem and Amsterdam, the Haarlemmertrekvaart was opened, the first tow canal in the country. The empty areas in the city that were a result of the fire of 1576 were filled with new houses and buildings. Even outside the city wall buildings were constructed—in 1643 about 400 houses were counted outside the wall.

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