One of Holland’s oldest cities is your destination today. Haarlem – AKA the ‘flower city’, thanks to its long history of tulip bulb-growing – started life nearly eight centuries ago. Although the first walls weren’t actually built until 25 years after it was granted city status. You’ll begin with a brief walking tour, taking in the dome-topped Cathedral of St Bavo, the statue of Laurens Janszoon Coster – inventor of the printing press – and the Ten Boom Museum – Haarlem’s answer to the Anne Frank House. Corrie Ten Boom and her family saved countless Jews during World War Two, and were ultimately imprisoned. After hearing the incredible story, you’ll have half an hour of free time to explore the city on your own.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.