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Haarlem Government Building

This former hunting lodge on the market square belonged to the Count of Holland, who permitted it to be transformed into Haarlem's Town Hall in the 14th century. The large main Gravenzaal (Count's Hall) is worth a visit—if you can sneak in between bouts of confetti throwing; a good number of bridal parties ascend its steps on a regular basis—to study its collection of 16th-century paintings amassed by the Count of Holland. If you wish to tour the premises, call in advance to get permission.

Government Building

Quick Facts

Grote Markt 2
Haarlem, North Holland  2011 RD, Netherlands


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed weekends, Weekdays 10–4 (when not closed for civic functions)

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