Learn more about the congress venue, Haarlem and Hotels

About Haarlem


Experience the cultural history of Haarlem. The historic city center of Haarlem has more than 1,000 protected monuments and is therefore the second monumental city of Amsterdam after Amsterdam. Special restaurants, exclusive shops and cozy cocktail locations contribute to the atmospheric and friendly center. Traditionally, Haarlem is also known as a city of art and culture. The North Sea beach (Zandvoort and Bloemendaal) is only about 10 km away and Schiphol can be reached within 15 minutes.

congress venue

Phil is easily accessible and is situated in the city centre of Haarlem:

  • by foot: approx. 7 minutes from central station: www.9292.nl
  • By car: 5 minutes from the N200: maps.google.com
  • Parking garage De Appelaar is directly underneath the Philharmonie
  • Parking Raaks at Zijlvest is a 9 minutes walk



Trains from Amsterdam Central Station to Haarlem’s beautiful station run numerous times an hour departing from track 1 or 2. Some of them make a stop at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station but either journey will take no more than 20 minutes. The last train to and from Haarlem departs around 1:00 am. You can plan your trip using the journey planner on the NS website.


See up-to-date bus timetable information for bus 80 services here (website in Dutch). Travel around Amsterdam and to Haarlem by bus with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket.

To see and do

Haarlem is just a short hop from Amsterdam and boasts spectacular monuments dating back almost 800 years, as well as being a bustling hub of great cafés, shops, restaurants and nightlife. A city that’s inspired a thousand paintings, Haarlem’s remarkable history and charm make it one of the most popular destinations in the Amsterdam Area. Boasting spectacular buildings and monuments – some dating back almost 800 years – and a multitude of museums which beg to be explored fully, there’s almost too much to see and do in this magical city. 

But fear not, as here we’ve collated the very best cultural experiences, events and places to see and do when you’re in Haarlem. To make your visit even easier, grab an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket, which allows you to explore all the iconic sights and scenery of the Amsterdam Area for one, two or three consecutive days. 

Source: www.iamsterdam.com

Hotel suggestions

Carlton Square Hotel ★★★★


Baan 7
2012 DB  Haarlem

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Parking
  • 920 meters from the congress venue

Damstraat 10
2011 HA Haarlem

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Parking
  • 110 meters from the congress venue

Oude Groenmarkt 20
2011 HL Haarlem

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • 120 meters from the congress venue

Zijsingel 1
2013 DN  Haarlem

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Parking
  • 690 meters from the congress venue

Kruisweg 34-36
2011 LC Haarlem

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • 670 meters from the congress venue

Lange Margaretha straat 4r
2011 RZ Haarlem

  • Free wifi
  • 750 meters from the congress venue

Grote Markt 27
2011 RC  Haarlem

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • 100 meters from the congress venue