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Small but good selection

There is a single room with maybe 7 or 8 cases of locally-found items - plus a recreation of a dig... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit

This is a nice little archaeology museum located in the basement of the De Hallen building on Grote... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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In het souterrain van de beroemde Vleeshal, op de Grote Markt van Haarlem ("Hollandse renaissance", bouwmeester Lieven de Keij) is een klein maar bijzonder aardig museum voor de oudste geschiedenis van Haarlem, met allerlei in de grond gedane...more
Grote Markt 18k, 2011 RD Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

There is a single room with maybe 7 or 8 cases of locally-found items - plus a recreation of a dig site and a skeleton. Not a huge amount to see but well presented

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a nice little archaeology museum located in the basement of the De Hallen building on Grote Markt. It's open Wednesday thru Sunday 1-5pm (at the time of this publishing), and it's free...though a small donation would be nice if you're visiting. Most of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VanVlerah
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We came here on a wet day in Haarlem on our last day and little money left, we found out it was for free so we thought we would kill an hour here, it was ok interesting but nothing special. To be honest it's free...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Kemelo
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The entry to the museum is through a low door in the middle of the town square in the old Meat Building. It is only small, but is free and a good way to spend 30 minutes looking over some of the finds from local...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Grant C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

free entrance. Small exhibition to show what archeological findings around Haarlem. Very unique museum I would say.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 277,123,321
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice little museum that has enough to offer to give you a good impression of archeological findings to make you leave with a sense of 'seen it all and enjoyed it'!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Chantal J
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Lots to see in this museum. Nice for adults and smaller children as well. Not huge, you will be able to see all withing the hour. It has a corner for kids to do some experiments on their own. Easygoing atmosphere.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Lutya04
Reviewed 1 June 2016

In front of the Saint Bavon Cathedral, in a corner basement you could see this small free museum. They gathered excavated material from the Haarlem downtown. From the Neolitic through the centuries!

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Kattegat
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This museum is a bit hard to find, since only the entrance is visible, and the rest is hidden underground. But...if you want to find out more about Haarlem's past it really is a must, and...still free entrance!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank GJK1962-6
Reviewed 2 May 2016

the level of archeological founds is amazing. It's a brief history of the old town Haarlem. Most of the things that lay there're newly found by opening the soil for garages and other buildings above an underground

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank lexwinter
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