Gay-Pride Haarlem 2012
In 2012 Haarlem was the Gay-Capitol of the Netherlands. All over the year special pink-events has teken place, culminating in the Pink Saturday Manifestation or Gay Pride on Saturday July 7th 2012. For impressions press here >>> 

Other Events
Flower city Haarlem is especially known for its annual flower parade in april. The parade starts in the village of Noordwijk and ends in Haarlem. You can enjoy the magnificent floats since they stay in the center of Haarlem the whole weekend. On Saturday April 25th the 68th edition of the annual Flower Parade will leave Noordwijk to travel its 40-km route, along the main roads, to arrive in Haarlem at about 21:30 hours. In case you visit Haarlem especially for the flower parade, we recommend you to book your stay as early as possible! For more

Every year on the 5th of May Haarlem is in the theme of Bevrijdingspop. A splendid pop festival organized in the Haarlemmerhout, to celebrate the end of Worldwar II in the Netherlands. The festival is the oldest and one of the largest liberation festivals in the Netherlands and is copied already many times in other places. Entrance of the festival is free.

In the weekend of 22-23 may 2015 De Luilakmarkt is organized, a flowermarket especialy for Haarlem. The market is open throughout the the whole night till 7:00am.

In june Houtfestival is organized in the Haarlemmerhout. A very popular festival with world-music, theater for kids, food and drinks, etc. The evening before the festival on saterday is especially for young people. For actual information:

Haarlem Culinair is a yearly culinary event on which Haarlem restaurants present themselves on the Grote Markt with stands full of culinary snacks and food. July 31 - August 3 2014. For more information:

Haarlem Jazz (August 13-16 2014). This is the largest Jazz festival in the Netherlands. 5 Days with Jazz music on the Grote Markt and in many pubs. More information on the website

During the weekend of Ocotber 31 - 2 November the art-happening Kunstlijn takes place. Many of Haarlems artists open there ateliers for all public. Special expositions are organized on many places in the city, amongst others in the many galleries in the city center. More information:

For more information about all the other events/festivals in Haarlem visit the website and the Tourist Information Office at the Grote Markt in the citycenter.

photo above:Stadhuis Haarlem©2011GAY-HAARLEM.NL