Aalsmeer • Haarlem • The Westeinderplassen
Tulips, museums, and medieval courtyards beckon you west to Haarlem. Stroll cobblestone streets, pop into iconic Grote Kerk to see the organ Handel and Mozart played, mingle with shoppers at Grote Markt, or head for Haarlemmerhout, a tree-filled setting for sipping tea. South? Aalsmeer’s small-town feel and world’s biggest flower auction, and The Westeinderplassen, a complex of lakes. A drained lake produced Haarlemmermeer, a quaint town nearby.