The Battle for Haarlem

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In the year 1573 an epic battle took place around the city of Haarlem. Take on the role of Kenau, a resistance fighter who lived between 1526 and 1588 and help defend the city against the Spaniards.

Your story starts at one of the oldest stations in the Netherlands and ends at the big square in the center of Haarlem. 
On the way you will visit the Amsterdamse poort, the Frans Hals museum, the st. Bavo church and the archaeological museum.

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  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • The game is not timed, so take your time
  • Route open 24/7 but better during daylight hours

Places you will visit


It will take you

110-140 mins

You will walk

5120 steps

Total distance

3.9 km


  • Walk along the river that runs right through Haarlem

  • Visit the only remaining city gate of Haarlem

  • Walk through the picturesque streets of Haarlem

  • Visit the church where the Dutch proverb "the bullet through the church" comes from.


The year is 1573. The city of Haarlem is under siege by the Spaniards. The people of Haarlem try to defend their city with everything they have.

Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer is asked by a mysterious man to meet him outside the city gate north of the city.

In the early morning, when the city and the Spaniards are still asleep, she meets this mysterious man and receives an assignment, the correct execution of which will determine the fate of Haarlem for years.

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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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