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by the Huff­in­g­ton Post as one of “10 Se­cret Euro­pean Spots You’ll Want to Visit” and re­cently lauded by The New York Times, Haar­lem in north­west Nether­lands is amass­ing se­ri­ous hype – and cruise lin­ers are act­ing ac­cord­ingly.

This year U by Uni­world added the city to its Rolling on the Rhine river cruise for the first time, and the likes of Vik­ing have fol­lowed suit.

Re­garded as Am­s­ter­dam with­out the masses of tourists, trav­ellers can ex­plore sim­i­lar at­trac­tions that are syn­ony­mous with the most fa­mous Dutch city, from canals and cob­bled streets, to lo­cal beer gar­dens and eater­ies. But per­haps most unique to Haar­lem is its rep­u­ta­tion

Prob­a­bly the most well-known pil­grim­age on Earth, the Camino de San­ti­ago, or “Way of St James”, has cap­tured the imag­i­na­tions of count­less vis­i­tors over the past 1000plus years.

Begin­ning in the French town of Saint-Jean Pied de Port, the 725km

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