Experience history on your doorstep during Heritage Days

I don’t know about you, but so often I say ‘oh I must visit that building’ or ‘I must find out what that statue is all about’ and very often, I forget all about it! We tend to leave history for rainy days and exploring local monuments for when we have people visiting.

The beauty of Heritage Days is that it offers an opportunity to explore all the beautiful monuments on our doorstep for free! From the 14th to the 15th of September, more than four thousand beautiful monuments throughout the Netherlands are free for everyone to enjoy and in Haarlem, more than 60 monuments will open their doors to the public.

Every year the Heritage Days offer the chance to visit a place that you may not ordinarily experience. This year the national theme of the Heritage Days is ‘Places of Pleasure’.

The program is now known and is published on OpenMonumentendag.nl . The free program booklet of the Haarlem Heritage Days can be downloaded here and will be available free of charge from 30 August at VVV Haarlem (Grote Markt 2) and during the monument days also at the information point in the Gravenzaal of the town hall.

Information point:  Open Heritage Days Haarlem
On 14 and 15 September, an information point will be set up in the Gravenzaal of the town hall. Here you will find, among other things, the program booklet, tickets for guided tours and hiking folders. The employees are also happy to answer your questions about the program or about the city. The information point is open on Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00.

When: 14th-15th September


Saturday, September 14th, 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday, September 15th, 12.00 – 17.00


Fiona McGeever

Editor in Chief at expatsHaarlem
Fiona McGeever is originally from Mayo in the west of Ireland, she has spent the last few years living and working in the UK as a print and broadcast journalist. In September she moved to lovely Haarlem with her partner and now it is very much her home! Fiona is a huge foodie and in her spare time you are most likely to find her in one of Haarlem’s many restaurants or reading a book and enjoying a glass of red along the Spaarne.
Fiona McGeever
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