Culture Festival

Visit Haarlem’s historic monuments.

Over four thousand stunning monuments across the Netherlands, including in Haarlem, will be opening their doors to the public on 10th and 11th September. This event is a fantastic opportunity to have a look around a place you wouldn’t ordinarily get a chance to visit.


A weekend full of culture.

For two days the city breathes art and culture. The Haarlem cultural institutions and 70 monuments open their doors during this weekend. It is an explosion of culture that is ushered in the start of the new cultural season in Haarlem.

The activities during the weekend of culture are free and include performances in dance, theater and literature, workshops, previews of performances and exhibitions, food and drink organized by Haarlem cultural institutions, artists, bands, amateur, shop, exhibition halls, and restaurants.

The monuments open their doors, join the choirs and the New Church Square revives the rich history of Jopen; a relaxed atmosphere with rousing sounds and artisans demonstrating their craft.

You can order your free program of the events here.

Meanwhile, ExpatsHaarlem is having a meetup group event during this weekend.

Join our Vijfhoek & Historisch Festival Haarlem Photo Walk.

Sunday September 11, 2016; 2:00 PM.

Cool photowalk in Haarlem. Let’s join together for the ‘Vijfhoek & Historisch Festival Haarlem Photo Walk on September 11th at 02:00!

All skill levels and equipment are welcome.

Historic festival Haarlem / Jopenfestival, celebrating Jopen beer with music, fun and food.

A planned route will be published prior to the event taking us through interesting spots in the popular quarter De Vijfhoek in Haarlem, finishing at the Historic festival Haerlem /Jopen Festival: Medieval setting and costumes, music, theatre and ancient craftsmanships performances! i.e. tons of opportunities to take interesting shots! Between two snaps, we will have the occasion to taste the Haarlem’s Jopen Beer, brewed firstly in the Middle Ages and in the last years winner of many European Beer Awards. Hungry? Plenty of food tastings, always after the ancient Medieval recipes and tradition.

For more information and to sign up click here.

Jopen Festival Haarlem

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