Museum Haarlem is located in a beautiful 16th century building called St. Elisabeth’s of Groote Gasthuis, built in 1581.
Renting a room
You can rent our stylish museum rooms, conference rooms, or our cafe for private meetings and events. The museum can also arrange catering. If you have any further questions about pricing, you can contact us via 023-542-2427 (during open hours) or you can use our contact form.
Shop and Museum Cafe
Museum Haarlem has its own shop where you can buy gift items or inspiring books about the early and modern history of Haarlem, and discover more about the work of the Haarlem artist Kees Verwey. You can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in our Museum Cafe.
A massive fire in 1576 destroyed some parts of the inner city of Haarlem, including the Oude Gasthuis on the Botermarkt. The city government gave permission to build a new hospital at the Gasthuissingel and the Groot Heiligland, on the site of an old monastery. The hospital at Groot Heiligland has been the home of Museum Haarlem since 1990. The St. Elisabeth Gasthuis is named after the princess Elisabeth from Hungary, and was officially put into use in 1581.