New visitors center 'Anno Haarlem'
A step across the threshold of the Haarlem City Hall at visitor center 'Anno Haarlem' inside, is a step in the history of Haarlem. The city hall has been the 'heart' of Haarlem since the 14th century. You understand; if the walls of the town hall could talk they would be full of stories. Unfortunately, the walls have never said a word. Yet there is enough to discover in the cellars of the town hall the rich history of Haarlem. Among others by viewing the animation 'Haarlem in Vogelvlucht'. You fly past the earliest inhabitants of the area to the Spaarne, the construction of the St. Bavokerk, the glory days of the Golden Age and the first Dutch railway between Amsterdam and Haarlem.