September events in Haarlem

Haarlem’s events agenda is slowly getting busier in certain areas. The calendar for September has food markets and open monuments, along with some morsels of history, healthy options and pop quiz questions. Is there something here that interests you? Don’t forget to follow the guidance in compliance with RIVM guidance and make your reservations (where required) early.

So we said goodbye to the long, hot summer nights and have come to the realisation that autumn is around the corner. What does September hold in store? Do you fancy something to tickle your tastebuds or want to get involved in a ‘virtual’ event that will get you moving? A few suggestions below.



Grote Markt

haarlem culinairWhat: Haarlem Culinair Smulmarkt 2020
When: 3–6 September

The annual September ‘smulmarkt’ (food market) comes to Grote Markt. During the event, the guidelines of RIVM are observed and so you can expect an adapted form of Haarlem Culinair. Reservations must be made online and there will be various time slots and designated tables made available, with six dishes served by various restaurants in 3-hour time intervals. More details and tickets



patronaat quizWhat: Patroquiz
When: Sunday 6 September (14:30 to 17:30)

Fancy a music quiz on a Sunday afternoon? This pop quiz at Patronaat will have different rounds plus video clips. If you are in the mood for a musical puzzle challenge to get your brain whirring, don’t delay getting a team together. Worth noting that the event will be in Dutch, so maybe keep in mind a Dutch speaker will be a good idea for the team! The website says it will be suitable for everyone from a top 20 enthusiast to music freak and festival visitor. More details and tickets 


Haarlem City Centre

open monumentdagWhat: Open Monument Days
When: 12 and 13 September

The Open Monument Days where you can visit heritage buildings and get a glimpse inside architectural buildings will take place throughout the Netherlands on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. However, it is a modified version to observe the measures surrounding the coronavirus. In Haarlem, you can have the chance to visit a number of different places. Find out more on the website! More information


Your Locality

half marathon logoWhat: Teva Halve van Haarlem Virtual Edition
When: 12 to 27 September

This event is a regular occurrence in the calendar for runners in Haarlem. Normally, there are various distances to choose from, 5 km, 10 km and the half marathon, plus a KidsRun and this year it would have been held on 27 September. However, now that the organisers cannot hold the regular Teva Halve van Haarlem, they challenge you to participate in the ‘Virtual Edition’ from 12 to 27 September. Visit website to find out all the details and you can also order the unique medal! Details and registration



vijfhoekWhat: Jopen Vifjhoek Wandeling
When: Sunday 20 September (14:00 to 17:00)

You can join the Sunday stroll in the Vijfhoek neighbourhood in collaboration with city guide Jan Hoving. He will take you through the cozy streets located between the Stadsschouwburg and the Botermarkt. The Vijfhoek has a rich history and is currently one of the most popular areas of Haarlem. More details


Do you have tips for upcoming events? Please let us know in the comments or by email!

Carmel McNamara
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