Water activity

Haarlem: Dutch Windmill and Sightseeing Spaarne River Cruise

Water activity

Haarlem: Dutch Windmill and Sightseeing Spaarne River Cruise

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Cruise through the city center and pass Dutch windmills on this Spaarne river tour in and around Haarlem. See city's houseboats and green spaces from the water aboard a comfortable and spacious ship.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Dutch, English, German
Audio guide included
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish


  • Capture pictures of Dutch Windmills from the water like the Unicorn and Adriaan
  • Marvel at sights like the Waag weigh house and the Tylers Museum from the water
  • Unwind with the option to purchase delicious snacks and drinks as you sail
  • Take in the historic buildings as you glide through the city center of Haarlem
  • Stay comfortable no matter the season with semi-open or covered and heated boats
Full description

Explore the Spaarne river on a sightseeing cruise. Stay comfortable aboard ships that are semi-open in the summer and fully-heated and covered in the winter. Get carried away on the Spaarne river and see the city center and the Unicorn and Adriaan windmills from the water.

Check in at the activity provider's office and board the river boat. Settle into your chair and have the option to purchase snacks and drinks as you sail along. Capture pictures of the 18th-century Adriaan windmill. Glide past the historic Waag weigh house.

Take in views of the Teylers Museum of art, natural history, and science. Make your way past colorful houseboats and verdant parks as you go towards Heemstede. Go by the 17th-century Unicorn windmill before heading back to the starting point of your cruise.

  • River cruise
  • Skipper
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Check at the boathouse located across from the Teylers Museum on the Spaarne river.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

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It is a trip from mill to mill, so there are only 2. Because the weather was warm that day, it is always wonderful to sail. But it is different from other cities with many canals in and around the city, where you see many monuments, that is not the case here. You pass a few old buildings, but not many. The guide could tell well, interspersed by an audio system.

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July 21, 2022

The tour itself was okay. Had we not been careful the boat would have gotten rid of us as it departed at a different point and not as we were told at the counter. The audio guide on board in German was not a hit either it failed or the translation was just bad. We were lucky that the captain spoke some German and was able to explain the most important points to us. We still enjoyed the ride and for €16 per person it was good value for money.

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July 3, 2022

Nice trip to see Haarlem from a different side.

October 10, 2022

Product ID: 397298