Corrie ten Boom House
At the western end of the Grote Markt stands the florid, 14th-century town hall, which sprouted many extensions including a balcony...
Laurens Coster Statue
On the square north of the Grote Kerk is the Laurens Coster statue. Haarlemmers believe that Coster has a claim, along with Gutenberg,...
Haarlem’s modern and contemporary art museum resides within two historic ‘halls’: the 17th-century Dutch Renaissance Vleeshal , a former...
For jazz and rhythm and blues, bands play on the back stage almost every night of the week from 10pm onwards to as late as 4am weekends.
De Haerlemsche Vlaamse
Practically on the doorstep of the Grote Kerk, this frites (French fries) joint, not much bigger than a telephone box, is a local...
Corrie ten Boom House information
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Also known as 'the hiding place', the Corrie ten Boom House is named for the matriarch of a family that lived in the house during WWII. Using a secret compartment in her bedroom, she hid hundreds of Jews and Dutch resistors until they could be spirited to safety. In 1944 the family was betrayed and sent to concentration camps where three died. Later, Corrie ten Boom toured the world preaching peace. There are daily tours in English.