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The city lungs

Hard to imagine a city without a river, and this is Haarlem's. The waterway brings in air and light... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
doppios
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Ireland
A long river in Haarlem

De Spaarne is a long river that runs through Haarlem. We walked along the side of the Waag and the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
MCreiziger
,
Ghent, Belgium
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27 Aug 2018
“The city lungs”
9 Aug 2018
“A long river in Haarlem”
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Hard to imagine a city without a river, and this is Haarlem's. The waterway brings in air and light to the city. In truth Spaarne is canalised and hard to tell which bits of water are canal and which are river. You can go on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank doppios
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

De Spaarne is a long river that runs through Haarlem. We walked along the side of the Waag and the Teylers museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCreiziger
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Just as many Dutch cities, Haarlem is situated at a river. This river is the "Spaarne". It is a charming and busy waterway, with many functions. First and foremost yachts and other pleasure crafts make full use of the river, causing the historic drawbridges and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The canal is quite nice but compared to other Dutch cities (Utrecht, Leiden, Amsterdam), it doesn't compare.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dave D
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Spaarne flows through Haarlem, sometimes very wide, sometimes a bit narrower. The boats, small and big, are often a pleasant sight for the eyes. As are the waterbirds. All the bridges in town and the waiting time when they are open (to let boats...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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