Incentive literally means 'reward'. An incentive in the Haarlem region is in fact an activity that can be seen as a reward. From a staff outing, staff party, anniversary party to relationship event: Haarlem has various incentives for the business visitor. Below you will find some highlights.
The historic Jacobskerk in the city center has been transformed into the Jopenkerk Haarlem, a fully operational brewery, grand café and restaurant all rolled into one. In the industrial area of Haarlem you will find the second brewery, plus tasting room, Jopen Proeflokaal Waarderpolder. Two hospitable locations that introduce you to the different flavors of Jopen. Both locations are also suitable for business or festive gatherings.
Take a cruise on the canals of the Spaarne with Rederij 't Smidtje and view historic Haarlem from the water. During a snack and a drink, the skippers and guides of 't Smidtje will tell you all about what is beautiful to see on the bank. Board one of the daily canal cruises or book a private cruise.
A visit to Haarlem is not complete without getting to know the Teylers museum. The oldest museum in the Netherlands is a product of the Age of Enlightenment. A period in which there was great interest in art and science. Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, a wealthy Haarlem silk manufacturer and banker, created collections in both areas that he left to the public after his death. The result is the Teylers Museum: Museum of Wonder.
VVV Haarlem offers city walks with enthusiastic city guides who show you Haarlem. They tell you about the history of the city, the architecture, monuments, courtyards and of course the anecdotes about Haarlemmers and their surroundings. On Friday and Saturday there are weekly city walks that you can join. Do you prefer to walk with your own group under the guidance of a guide? Then you can book a special theme walk. These are also possible in English, German or French. Most walks take about 1.5 hours.
Watch the video below from Ik ben Haarlem (I am Haarlem) for a nice impression of Haarlem, with images shot from the air by a drone. This is Haarlem!