The Corrie ten Boom Museum is located in the center of Haarlem at 19 Barteljorisstraat, above the Ten Boom Jewelry shop. The entrance to the house is on Schoutensteeg, the alleyway at the side of the house.
The Corrie ten Boom Museum is within easy reach by public transport, destination Haarlem Central Station. Use this link for train or bus information (English translation available) : www.ns.nl/cs/Satellite/travellers
Directions from Haarlem Central Station:
It is less than a 15-minute walk away from Haarlem Central Station to the Corrie ten Boom Museum. Leave the train station by the doors marked "Centrum" (meaning you are headed toward the city center). Turn right as you leave the station. Straight ahead is a street named Kruisweg. When you reach Kruisweg, turn left. This is toward Haarlem's Grote Markt (Market Square). You will continue on this street all the way to the museum - the street changes names from Kruisweg to Kruisstraat and then to Barteljorisstraat, but it is all the same street. The museum is at 19 Barteljorisstraat, one block before you reach the market square. The street in front of the museum is pedestrians only.
Visitors who travel by car are best advised to use the parking garages 'Appelaar' or 'Raaks' in the center of Haarlem. From there , the museum is less than a 10-minutes walk via the Grote Markt ( Market Square). The museum is at 19 Barteljorisstraat. Barteljorisstraat is one of the streets leading to the market square.
If you have to wait awhile for the next tour to begin or have some time to spend after a tour, then visit some other beautiful places in Haarlem. The Corrie ten Boom Museum is one block from the Grote Markt (Market Square). The Grote Markt is famous for its Town Hall, the Fish Hall and the impressive St. Bavo, the Dutch Reform church where the Ten Boom Family often attended. When Corrie was a child, her uncle was the caretaker of the St. Bavo. Corrie wrote in one of her books that she and her cousin enjoyed playing in the church when there were no services. Inside St. Bavo, you can see the church's famous organ that has been played by Mozart and Handel.
In a 10-minute walk from the Corrie ten Boom Museum you can find the Teylers Museum. It is the oldest museum in the Netherlands, dedicated to art and science. The Frans Hals Museum is also nearby and has a fine collection of paintings by the old masters, including Frans Hals himself. In addition, tours can be taken of Haarlem's hofjes (almshouses), which are small connected houses, built around a peaceful garden courtyard.
More information may be obtained at Haarlem's VVV (Tourist Office) which is located in the Town Hall at Grote Markt 2, on the market square (one block from the Corrie ten Boom Museum).
The area south of Haarlem is known around the world for its gorgeous fields of bulb flowers that bloom in the spring. A visit to the world-famous Keukenhof flower gardens in Lisse (open from March 30 through mid-May) can easily be combined with a visit to the Corrie ten Boom Museum.