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1. Gemaal de Cruquius
The Museum De Cruquius occupies the old Cruquius steam pumping station in Cruquius, the Netherlands. It derives its name from Nicolaas Kruik (1678–1754), a Dutch land-surveyor and one of many promoters of a plan to pump the Haarlemmermeer dry. Like many well-educated men of his time, he latinized his name to Nicolaus Samuel Cruquius. During his lifetime the issue of the Haarlem Lake and how to pump it dry was international news, as the following excerpt from the Virginia Gazette on 31 May 1751 illustrates:"By a private letter from Rotterdam, we are told, that the Dutch Engineers, in their Plan for draining the lake of Haerlem, proposed to employ 150 mills for three Years, and had computed the Expence at a Million and Half of Florins, but that a German, who had been long employed in the Mines of Hungary and Hartz, had proposed to drain it with 50 machines, in 15 months, at a far less Expence; and that he has been ordered to erect one of those Machines, which, if it shall be found to execute what he has asserted, his Proposal will be immediately accepted."
2. De Hommel
De Kleine Molen or De Hommel is a polder mill built in 1879 at Hommeldijk 20 in Haarlem. De Hommel pumped the Vereenigde Groote and Kleine polders. The mill is a thatched octagonal mill of the ground sailer type with an Old Dutch sail cross. It is equipped with a mortar, with which the polder was drained until 1944. In that year, the polder was flooded by order of the German occupiers. After the war, the Kleine Molen became the housing for an electric pumping station. In 1963/4 the mill was refurbished, but on 31 March 1967 lightning struck and the mill burned out. In 1972 and 1991 the mill was restored, with the charred wooden octagon largely preserved.
3. Koepelkathedraal Sint Bavo
The Cathedral of Saint Bavo is a cathedral in Haarlem, the Netherlands, built by Joseph Cuypers from 1895 to 1930 to replace the former waterstaatskerk in the Jansstraat called the St. Joseph. That church was itself a replacement for the Sint-Bavokerk, that had been converted to Protestantism from Catholicism in 1578. The Cathedral of Saint Bavo now serves as the main cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam. Within the cathedral, the former sacristy has been converted into a small museum (schatkamer) containing historical artefacts from Haarlem's Catholic past.
The Peace Temple in Haarlem is a monument in the form of a Roman temple built in 1648 on the occasion of the Peace of Münster. The building is located in the Hortus Medicus and is located right behind the former guest houses of the town hall. The colonnade was built as a result of the conclusion of the Peace of Westphalia, but mainly because of the peace of Münster, which is part of the Peace of Westphalia. It has been designated as a national monument as part of the fence of the Hortus Medicus.
The Guldenbergspoort at Grote Houtstraat 9 in Haarlem was the gateway to the former Carmelite monastery, which existed from 1249 to 1578. The monastery complex largely covered an area the size of the block bordered by the Grote Houtstraat, the Anegang, the Warmoesstraat and the Spekstraat. On the corner of Spekstraat and Warmoesstraat was the "Oude Vleeschhal", which was not part of the monastery complex.
6. De Koepel
The Koepelgevangenis is a former prison in Haarlem, Netherlands. It is one of three Panopticon-style buildings situated in the country. One of three designed by Willem Metzelaar, the building was completed in 1901. A Rijksmonument, the prison closed in 2016. After the prison's closure, the building, along with the one at Arnhem, was used to house asylum seekers to the Netherlands.
7. Hannie Schaft
Woman in the Resistance is a monument in memory of Hannie Schaft in the Kenaupark in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The bronze statue was made by Truus Menger-Oversteegen, her friend and fellow resistance fighter during the war. Commemoration of the communist Hannie Schaft met with resistance in the fifties and the statue was only realized in 1982.
8. Fort bezuiden Spaarndam
The Fort bezuiden Spaarndam is a fort of the Defence Line of Amsterdam. It is located southwest of Spaarndam-West, on the Noorder Buiten Spaarne. This fort was originally intended to defend Amsterdam against a potential attacker. The fort has been restored and houses, among other things, an art gallery and a café.
9. Frans Hals Museum Hal
Frans Hals Museum - Hal is one of the two locations of the Frans Hals Museum, located on the Grote Markt, Haarlem, Netherlands, where modern and contemporary art is on display in alternating presentations. The emphasis is on contemporary photograph and video presentations, with the focus on Man and society.
10. Grote of St. Bavokerk
The Grote Kerk or St.-Bavokerk is a Reformed Protestant church and former Catholic cathedral located on the central market square in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Another Haarlem church called the Cathedral of Saint Bavo now serves as the main cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam.
The Kenaupark is a park in the center of the Dutch city of Haarlem. It is part of the stronghold in the defenses around the old town. The park was designed in 1865 by Jan David Zocher. It is named after Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer, because of her alleged role in the Siege of Haarlem (1572-1573).
The Bakenesserkerk is a former church and seat of the local archeological workgroup in Haarlem, Netherlands, on the Vrouwestraat 10. Its characteristic white tower can be seen in cityscapes of Haarlem. The entrance is opposite the rear entrance to the Teylers Hofje.
13. Het Bloemenmeisje
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is one of the flower parades in the Netherlands and one of the largest editions of the world. The event takes place in the end of April, The route starts on Saturday in Noordwijk and ends in the city of Haarlem the day after.
14. Het Dolhuys
The Haarlemmerhout is the oldest public park of the Netherlands. It lies on the south side of Haarlem, on the same old sandy sea wall that is shared by the public park Haagse Bos in The Hague and the Alkmaarderhout in Alkmaar.
16. Archeologisch Museum Haarlem
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