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Is Haarlem Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Haarlem?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Haarlem.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Netherlands, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


In the city of Haarlem in The Netherlands, tap water quality is very good. Haarlem is a very old city that dates back to the 8th century. During this time, there was no tap water and everyone drank water that came out of fountains. Water went straight from the mountain into the homes of the people. This was the only way they could have clean water available to them because there was nothing else on the market to purify their water.

Today, you can enjoy clean water from your own tap in your own home by installing a faucet in your home. The city of Haarlem has taken a proactive approach to making sure that their water supply is as pure as possible. There are even treatment plants in the city that are supposed to take care of any problems that may come up with your tap water.

But, you have to wonder why the quality of tap water in Haarlem has to be so bad. Is it something that is not properly treated? Why would it be such a problem when it states on the

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.75 in USD (1.5-liter)


Haarlem tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 28% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 72% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Haarlem, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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