Cycle this beautiful city with Mark and get around town like a local. He has a number of walking tours in Haarlem that focus on a specific area or a topic and decided to do a 'highlights by bike' tour for those of you who what an overview of this lovely small city. On this tour you see how crazily beautiful Haarlem is and you get a taster of the other tours so you can decide which one to go on for more detail about that area or topic. The tour has no fixed route but each time but will include some, or perhaps all, of the following: a cycle along the Spaarne river and a view of the Molen de Adriaan, Haarlem's urban windmill. A quick look in at the main square, the Grote Markt. A restful ride through at least one of Haarlem's gorgeous parks. The tour is not going to be cycling the whole time. There will be stops to show you gorgeous, tiny, tucked away alleys, so you get the best of both worlds: the freedom of the city by bike, as well as some slower parts and great postcard opportunities! Mark does not hold the gimbal in his hand while cycling as he has made a body harness for the gimbal that makes for a smoother image. As far as wind goes, he has made a contraption where he uses a helmet with a face mask that shields the mic from the wind. He freely admits that this looks a quite ridiculous but, happily, doesn't give a two hoots about that! What is important is that the sound it great, even if the wind is strong!
Mark has been sharing places and stories about Amsterdam, his adopted home, for 10 years now and he is still smitten by the place! He absolutely loves distilling chunks of history into bite-sized bits of fun. The vibrancy of the city takes his breath away, and he loves finding odd little details to share. Live-streaming tours are an exciting adventure as it is possible to open places and areas that are not accessible on in-person tours!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Haarlem with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Haarlem. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Rachael (York, UK) B.
29 April 2021
really enjoyable bike ride through a lovely town with lots of history
Marion (Toronto, Ont) C.
28 April 2021
sorry, I got detained so was late and missed most of it, what I did see was good.
27 April 2021
Mark is wonderful . He set up a great tour on his bike.. This was fun. Lots of stops for super postcard shots. He made sure at a times that we could hear. I always feel safe with Mark.. He is a gentle soul who cares deeply about his lovely adopted country and all of us.
26 April 2021
I really enjoyed this tour. I especially enjoyed learning about Corrie ten Boom. Thank you
26 April 2021
Mark thank you for your lovely tour of Haarlem and for being to cycle to show us Haarlem. Thank you so much for showing us Corrie Ten Boom's house.