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Getting There -- Trains depart at least every half-hour from Amsterdam Centraal Station for Haarlem; the ride takes 15 minutes, and a round-trip ticket is 6.40€ ($10). Buses depart every 15 minutes or so from outside Amsterdam Centraal Station, but take longer than the train. By car from Amsterdam, take N5 and A5.

Visitor Information -- VVV Haarlem, Stationsplein 1, 2011 LR Haarlem (tel. 0900/616-1600; fax 023/534-0537; www.vvvzk.nl), is just outside the rail station. The office is open April to September Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:30pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm; October to March, hours are Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.