Haarlem railway station
Main entrance, built in the 1900s
|Location||Haarlem, North Holland|
|Operated by||Nederlandse Spoorwegen|
|Opened||20 September 1839|
Haarlem railway station is located in Haarlem in North Holland, Netherlands. The station opened at September 20, 1839, on the Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway, the first railway line in the Netherlands. The station building itself is a rijksmonument.
The original, wooden station was built on the Oude Weg, just outside the Amsterdamse Poort in 1839 to accommodate the passengers of the first railway in the Netherlands between Haarlem and Amsterdam. This had a broad gauge rail width of the Dutch broad gauge 1,945 mm (6 ft 4 9⁄16 in). The station was built outside the city, on the current location of the Centrale Werkplaats (maintenance depot) of the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij.
At great expense, the rail width was later reduced to 1.435 metres (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) in order to conform to George Stephenson's standard gauge. The train engine "De Snelheid" was the twin of the Amsterdam "Arend", which along with the carriages, were designed by Stephenson's apprentice, the English rail engineer Thomas Longridge Gooch of R.B. Longridge & Co. There were 4 trains per day to Amsterdam, scheduled at 9:00, 14:00, 16:00, and 18:00. The prices of the tickets for 1st (closed carriage), 2nd, and 3rd class (char-à-banc) were 1.20, 80c, and 40c (guilders).
Within a few years the new railway turned out to be a great success, and in 1842 a permanent station was built on the current location. It was designed by Frederick Willem Conrad in a semi-Greek neo-classicistic style. The front of the building was open to the street.
In 1867 the station was re-designed by P.J. Mouthaan. An extra floor was put on the building and the front of the building was enclosed.
The current building was built between 1906 and 1908. The design is by the railway station specialist Dirk Margadant (1849-1915). The tracks were elevated, to avoid conflict with the traffic in the city. It is the only train station in the Netherlands that is built in Art Nouveau style.
As of 9 December 2018, the following services call at Haarlem:
|Railexpert||Den Haag HS||Leiden Centraal - Haarlem - Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal - 's Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven - Venlo - Kufstein - Wörgl hbf - Westendorf - Kirchberg in Tirol - Kitzbühel - St. Johann in Tirol - Fieberbrunn - Saalfelden - Zell am See - Schwarzach-St. Veit - St. Johann im Pongau||Bischofshofen||1/week||Only in service from December up to March and only running on Fridays.|
|Railexpert||Den Haag HS||Leiden Centraal - Haarlem - Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal - 's Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven - Venlo - Kufstein - Wörgl hbf - Jenbach - Innsbruck hbf - Ötztal - Imst-Pitztal - Landeck-Zams - St. Anton am Arlberg - Langen am Arlberg||Bludenz||1/week||Only in service from December up to March and only running on Fridays.|
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|Connexxion||2||Haarlem Spaarwoude - Zuiderpolder - Potgieterbuurt - Centrum - Haarlem Station - Sinnevelt - Delftwijk - Deltplein|
|3||Haarlem Schalkwijk - Haarlem Station - Haarlem Delftplein - Velserbroek - Driehuis - IJmuiden|
|8||Haarlem Station → Hogeschool INHOLLAND → Overveen → Haarlem Station||Some services terminate at Overveen Adriaan Stoopplein|
|14||Hillegom - Vogelenzang - Bennebroek - Heemstede de Glip - Heemstede Station - Haarlem Station - Haarlem Delftplein - Spaarndam - Haarlemmerliede||During peak hours, there are extra services between Haarlem Station and Haarlem Delftplein (2/hour)|
|15||Spaarnwoude - Waarderpolder - Haarlem Station|
|Arriva||50||Leiden - Oegstgeest - Warmond - Sassenheid - Lisse - Hillgom - Bennebroek - Heemstede - Haarlem Station|
|Connexxion||73||Haarlem Schalkwijk - Haarlem Station - Haarlem Delftplein - Velserbroek - Beverwijk - Heemskerk - Uitgeest|
|81||Haarlem Station - Bloemendaal aan Zee - Zandvoort|
|84||Haarlem Station - Bloemendaal aan Zee - Zandvoort||Only in service between the 9th of March and the 29th of September and only on busy days, at events in Bloemendaal and Zandvoort and when temperatures are 25 °C of above.|
|255||Haarlem Station - Amsterdam Zuidoost||Only in service during peak hours|
|300||Haarlem Station - Vijfhuizen - Hoofddorp - De Hoek - Schiphol-Centrum - Schiphol-Noord - Amstelveen - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amsterdam Zuidoost||Busses under the brand R-Net|
|340||Haarlem Station - Heemstede - Cruquius - Hoofddorp - Rozenburg - Aalsmeer - Uithoorn - Mijdrecht|
|346||Haarlem Station - Amsterdam VUmc - Amsterdam Station Zuid|
|356||Haarlem Station - Badhoevedorp - Schiphol-Noord - Amstelveen - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amsterdam Zuidoost|
|385||Haarlem Station - Santpoort - Driehuis - IJmuiden (- IJmuiden aan Zee)||
|507||Haarlem Station - Cruquius Paswerk||
|N30||IJmuiden - Driehuis - Santpoort-Noord - Haarlem Station - Vijfhuizen - Hoofddorp - De Hoek - Schiphol-Centrum - Schiphol-Noord - Amstelveen - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amsterdam-Zuidoost||Nightbusses under the brand R-Net|
|N80||Amsterdam Centrum → Halfweg → Haarlem Station → Velserbroek → Driehuis → IJmuiden|
In this commemorative tile tablet for Beijnes, now in the Spoorwegmuseum, the old Beijnes factory across from the Haarlem station can be seen, that was built in the same style as the station itself in 1867. The Beijnes hall and workshop was situated across from the station, and is where the train locomotives were serviced and where the train and tram carriages were made.
Waiting room first class; the cow-catchers depicted on the train engines are historically inaccurate and were never found on Dutch train engines.
- The scenes in the 2004 film Ocean's Twelve that are meant to portray Amsterdam Centraal station were actually shot on platform 3a at Haarlem station.
- 'Haarlem en de spoorwegen', Haerlem jaarboek (1989), Historische Werkgroep Haerlem, pp 86-118
- "Filming locations for Ocean's Twelve". IMDb. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
|Dutch Rijksmonument 19786|