So, you are traveling to Haarlem? Fantastic choice to explore a gorgeous dutch city located next to the beach. Haarlem is a picturesque little city famous for its tulip trade, art museums, and beautiful traditional houses. It is also the home to the hotel “Hello I’m Local”, an accommodation with a tranquil vibe for the slow traveler!
We, Anna&Matt, picked the brain of the Hello I’m Local Team to bring you this Geeky Guide Haarlem. They are the perfect people to give recommendations in Haarlem outside the tourist box! These travel tips for Haarlem cover great bike rides, beach, nature, tasty food and drinks to enjoy!
Haarlem is located only a short 15 min ride away from the famous city of Amsterdam, home of the two 5 Star Hostels Cocomama Hostel and Ecomama Hostel. So you have the choice to stay inside busy Amsterdam or stay in the more tranquil Haarlem. If you head over to Amsterdam, here are our 5 Local Tips Amsterdam!
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The Geeky Guide is free of charge! Enjoy Haarlem and the Hello I’m Local Hostel,
Anna&Matt, the Hostelgeeks
We share with you following 5 Tips for Haarlem:
- Ride to a cool beach bar – Sustainable efforts, beautiful design, and hip vibes!
- Yum! A recommended Restaurant in Industrial Decor
- get to know Haarlem from a different angle
- another unique dutch bike ride and outdoor recommendations
- a truly local things to do in Haarlem
Cool Hostel in Haarlem: Hello I’m Local Hostel
This inspiring Hostel is the “most local boutique hostel in the world”. Check out their interior design, created by local experts: from a chandelier made out of clogs, swing in a bed room, and a cosy outdoor patio fireplace with small concerts!
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Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries