With an extensive public transport network, it’s simple and convenient to get to Haarlem from anywhere in the Netherlands. Also, Haarlem is only 30 minutes from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

From Amsterdam
Frequent trains run directly between Amsterdam and Haarlem’s Centraal Station. For the latest train timetables and fares, check out

From Schiphol
If you are travelling to Haarlem from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport by train, then you will have to change over at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station. For a more direct route, take Bus 300 called the Zuidtangent, it runs every 10-15 minutes between Schiphol airport and Haarlem Central Station. The travel time is appoximately about 30-40 minutes.

Haarlem, the Netherlands is located on the banks of the Spaarne River and is the provincial capital of North Holland. Haarlem is a charming medieval city with beautiful architecture and cobbled streets.

There are many picturesque tourist sights, excellent museums, boutique shopping, and a wide range of restaurants. The beach is just a 20 minute bus ride away!

Only 15 minutes by train, makes Haarlem excellently located to visit Amsterdam. Haarlem is also very close to historic Leiden, the cheese markets of Alkmaar and an hour away from The Hague, where the dance company Netherlands Dance Theatre is located.


Finding a room in Haarlem or Amsterdam can be difficult, even for natives. There is a shortage of housing in general. At the moment we have several landlords that offer rooms specially to DiA dancers. When these rooms are booked, we are happy to suggest reliable and safe ways of securing accommodation. Here are some agencies that can help you with finding a place in Haarlem:

→ Roomservice |

→ Kamerhuren |

→ Student Rooms Haarlem |

→ Kamerstart |

→ HousingXL |

→ Directwonen |

Some dancers prefer to live in bustling city of Amsterdam. Email for information on housing in Amsterdam.

Louise & Marion.instajpg

“I like Haarlem because it feels peaceful.
I saw kids drawing on the street, that was so nice.”
Marion Bosetti