You will be amazed in Haarlemmermeer! The wide polder landscape has endless beautiful nature where you can enjoy the tranquility. But there is also room for action! Join one of the many activities that can be enjoyed here. Such as water sports, walking and cycling routes and climbing parks for the kids. There are also many special locations to discover. From historic fortresses where you can even enjoy a delicious meal, to authentic windmills and impressive museums. Do you fancy a party? Then quickly check out which events are on the agenda. And join to one of the many cool festivals in Haarlemmermeer!
Cyclist in front of Cruquius pumping station.

Active & Nature

Be inspired to explore the nature of Haarlemmermeer. The polder landscape of this green municipality has a lot to offer. From recreational areas such as Spaarnwoude Park and the Haarlemmermeerse Bos to outdoor park Klimpark21. There is something to do here for every age. Water lovers will have the time of their lives at the Toolenburgerplas, along the Ringvaart, or on the Kagerplassen. And what about the beaches, dikes, dunes and polders? Take a quick look at which place you want to discover first!

Windmill the Eersteling in Hoofddorp

Arts & Culture

In the bustling municipality of Haarlemmermeer you will find endless history, art and culture. Discover the historic fortresses of the Defense Line of Amsterdam – part of the UNESCO World Heritage List! From exhibitions and workshops to concerts and theatre. There is always something to experience in fortresses such as Fort van Hoofddorp and Kunstfort Vijfhuizen! Learn more about the history of the war in CRASH Air War & Resistance Museum '40-'45 in Fort bij Aalsmeerderbrug. Or visit the Cruquius Museum and the Stoomgemaal in Halfweg, where the battle with the water is central. Where are you going first?

Shopping Outlet Halfway


Do you like shopping? In Haarlemmermeer you can shop till you drop. From the international and Dutch brands at Amsterdam The Style Outlets on the SugarCity site in Halfweg to the pleasant shopping center Hoofddorp Winkelstad. Discover the many shops in Haarlemmermeer. Whether you are looking for a new outfit, cool furniture or a nice gift, you are guaranteed to succeed here! You can also go here for quirky boutiques, inspiring furniture boulevards and cozy lunch spots. So come by quickly and experience an unforgettable shopping day!

Fort Noxx in Fort of Hoofddorp.

Food & Gastronomy

Do you like to go out for a nice meal? From cozy lunchrooms to unique gastronomic concepts – there is a lot for foodies to discover in Haarlemmermeer! How about a culinary dinner in a historic fort like at Restaurant 't Fort in Vijfhuizen? Or try the haute cuisine of restaurant Bij Qunis in the former steam pumping station of Lijnden. There are also numerous lunchrooms and cozy cafes along the water and in the beautiful nature reserves. At Papa's Beach House in the Haarlemmermeerse Bos you can enter the water from the terrace! Where do you go first for a snack and drink in this bustling environment?

Walking family.

Hiking & Cycling

You can best experience the beautiful forests and the polder landscape of Haarlemmermeer by bike or on foot. In the nature reserves you will find nothing but peace, space and freedom. Let yourself be guided along the kilometers of dikes along the historic Defense Line of Amsterdam, the water features, bulb fields, forests and beaches. Discover the Haarlemmermeerse Bos, the Groene Weelde, Park Zwanenburg and Spaarnwoude on your own. Or follow one of the beautiful cycling or walking routes through these lush oases of tranquility. Which place will you explore first?


Festival & Events

The beautiful recreation areas of Haarlemmermeer such as the Haarlemmermeerse Bos and Houtrak Spaarnwoude are the perfect locations for the best events. How about music festivals with world-famous DJs such as Awakenings and Mysteryland, or the jazz festival Meer Jazz? Visit one of the many culinary food festivals and learn about the latest technology at the inspiring Bright Day event. Are you curious about a truly authentic Dutch experience? Then visit one of the many party weeks in the picturesque villages of Haarlemmermeer this summer. Wherever you go, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable time here!

Children playing in Palénpa park.

For kids

Are you looking for fun activities to take your kids to? Discover the many children's activities in Haarlemmermeer. Take them to the outdoor recreational areas, such as the Toolenburgerplas or Houtrak. Or let them climb to their heart's content at Klimpark21. Every childhood dream comes true at Palènpa Park, where children can build their own huts. There are also special tours for the little ones in various museums. Any energy left? How about an afternoon of go-karting, bouldering or trampolining? Your kids won't be bored for a second with these activities!

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