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Hi
We are heading to Harlem tomorrow from Amsterdam just for the day. Any suggestions on what to do?

Thx. Final day in Amsterdam on Sat. Have done red light tour, boat cruise, Anne frank , Van Gogh and Ryks Museum. As well as tons of walking. Suggestions for our last day. We leave on Sunday morning. Thx.
Janet

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If you don't have dinner plans, you might see if Martine's Table has openings.
We had a fabulous evening there.
Enjoy the rest of your trip

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The Grote Kerk, the enormous church in the middle of Haarlem, is very interesting. I was underwhelmed by the Franz Hals Museum but many people like it more. Walking around central Haarlem is fun and much less crowded than Amsterdam.

The Hermitage Amsterdam has an exhibit of 18th century Italian art if that interests you, on loan from the "real" Hermitage in St. Petersburg. I also got a lot out of the permanent exhibit, "Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age," which gave a lot of understanding of how Amsterdam set a different template for governance while most of Europe was still all about king vs. king. The Dutch got a head start on the idea of "civil society" before the rest of us.

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Absolutely agree with the Ten Boom house entrance around the side of the clock store and tours show which one are given in English. It was one of our best places to visit. It is free but donations are accepted.