Haarlem - The Grote Markt – Town Square

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The Grote Markt – Town Square

Thu, 5 Aug
(71 reviews)
Grote Markt, Haarlem, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Join Mark and explore Haarlem’s pristine medieval centre. The tour starts with a walk though the ‘Golden Streets’, Haarlem’s cobbled and charming shopping district where the emphasis is on individual and quality shops. Hear stories about the Grote Markt, the central market square, with its imposing Grote Kerk, the church that has dominated Haarlem’s skyline since the 1400s. Mark charts Haarlem’s rise in fortune and how this is reflected in the impressive architecture of the town square. Topics along the way include Haarlem’s various claims to fame and odd snippets of history! The tour finishes outside the house of Corrie ten Boom with a recap of how this brave Haarlemmer and her family saved the lives of 800 of their fellow Jewish citizens during the second world war.

Meet Mark - That Dam Guide

Mark - That Dam Guide

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!

What to expect

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.

Why are they tip-supported?

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.

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How to join

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.

Reviews from travellers

Orysia S.

29 May 2021

Enjoyed the tour Thank you.

June W.

29 May 2021

Brilliant tour very informative and interesting

Erika R.

29 May 2021

Got to know and experience the great city of Haarlem...another place I have to see, thanks to Mark.

Ann W.

29 May 2021

Very enjoyable tour. Haarlem now on my list to visit! This tour is a lovely mix of food, history, architecture and shops!

Faith F.

29 May 2021

Lovely to see the town and the market. Mark told us all we needed to know about the history and the sights.

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