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Haarem is a city that is located in the North Holland province of the Netherlands. The activities and attractions available to visitor's are endless that there is no possible way you will be able to see and do them all in just one trip. To maximise your time here consider renting a car, this will allow you to see many of the fantastic sights Haarlem has to offer.
Visit the Archaeology Museum which has a lot of exhibits that relate to Haarlem's culture and history. This is the first museum built in the Netherlands that is totally dedicated to archaeology. It gives its visitors information about archaeological digs around the area. Plus, it gives more generalized exhibitions on archaeology techniques, and one of the exhibits charts events that have happened over the last 4 millenniums and the items found at the excavation sites.
Make sure you see the De Adriaan Windmill, which is a very popular site in Haarlem. The wooden windmill was constructed in 1778 on an old defensive tower foundation. In a 1932 fire, the windmill was almost completely destroyed. The residents, however, got together to rebuild it. Now, the mill is still in operation today, but only on Saturdays if the weather is good for it.
Take a trip to the Haarlem Historical Museum. Here you will get to see a great overview of the town's history and the surrounding area. There is an audio-visual performance, which is very popular, where Laurens Jansz-Coster retells Haarlem's story. He highlights the siege of Haarlem that occurred in 1572, a few years after that when there was a great fire, the almshouses construction, and the train journey from Amsterdam to Haarlem in 1839, which was the first.