What? A sketchcrawl organised by the Haarlem Urban Sketchers.
For whom? For the early birds who are already in Amsterdam or in the surrounding area. You might like to see and sketch another city and meet fellow sketchers.
When? Sunday, July 21st, 2019. We gather at 11.00 am opposite Molen De Adriaan at the Spaarne River. The Haarlem Urban Sketchers are waiting here for you.
If you want to come earlier: we are already there at 10.00 a.m.
Haarlem? Haarlem is a city between Amsterdam and the coast.
The city received city rights in 1245 and is therefore older than Amsterdam. The city is much smaller than Amsterdam, in the center you can reach everything on foot.The train between Amsterdam and Haarlem runs normally 8 times per hour and it takes less than 20 minutes to go there. In this weekend there might be a problem between Leiden and Haarlem, maybe the train will run only 4 times per hour. You can buy a train ticket in the yellow & blue machine in the hall. A return ticket costs around € 10 that you can pay with your card. You will pay extra if you buy a ticket at the desk.
Where exactly? Koudenhorn at number 8, Haarlem, opposite the mill, you can’t miss us.
How to get there? It is an 8-minute walk from the Haarlem Station.
What is there to see? A beautiful mill, across the river. You can sketch the mill; you can cross the bridge and walk to the mill; you can sit on the terrace under the mill for a sketch & drink (or lunch).
And then? We stay there until 1.30 p.m. If you want to stay, of course you can. For those who want to see more of the city, we recommend you go to the spacious Grote Markt, the central square. We will be happy to take you there. If you want to come along, make sure that you are at the starting point at 1.30 p.m., then we will walk together. You are more than welcome to join us.
Grote Markt? Yes, an old, attractive square with a beautiful view on the old church. The sun gives beautiful shadows on the church, especially in the afternoon. You also can sit on one of the terraces, have lunch and draw the old market hall (Vleeshal), a building in Northern Renaissance architecture. Or the city hall. Or the whole square.
Photo? Yes, great, let’s do that. We gather at 5 p.m. at the bottom of the stairs of the town hall. When you stand on the square with your back to the church, you see the town hall and the stairs. That is where we meet. The group photo will be posted on Facebook, on the symposium page.
Is it over now? No, it is not. We can drink coffee or beer, eat bitterballen or kroketten, talk, look at each other’s drawings, get to know each other better or draw somewhere else. The last train returns after midnight. Are you coming too? We really hope to meet you.