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Haarlem is a small town, situated near Amsterdam about 20 km from the Dutch capital. It is know for it's rich history, beautiful architecture and it's prominent market square. The Sint-Bavokerk is the symbol of the city which lies also at the market square. Once a former catholic cathedral, now being a protestant church, it is renowned for it's stunning yet puritan structure also.
The city is one of the wealthiest in the country, providing many fine shops with famous brands and also quality restaurants.
Like most Dutch cities, the city also has a well developed and connected canals with lovely houses, which makes the city even more pleasant.
The flourishing culture can be sensed in Haarlem,due the fact, it is a worthy destination for everybody.
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The city began flourishing because they specialized in various industries which made them world famous, including the silk and linen industry and beer brewing. By 1620, the city already had over 100 breweries and provided beer for all north Holland. The tulip bulbs were their best business, as enormous sums were paid for their unique types of bulbs so more and more money came into the city assuring a fast infrastructure development and population growth. The first canal in the country was built during this period and it connected Haarlem to Amsterdam. Evidence and legacies of all these activities still remain in the city and the atmosphere... Read more »
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