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Haarlem-Schalkwijk is a district that lies on the southeast side of Haarlem. Schalkwijk is a true post-war neighborhood.

It is home to about 35,000 people and covers about 25% of the total area of Haarlem (with a total population of about 250,000). Most of the homes were built in the 1960s in response to the housing shortage of the time. Approximately 60% of the residents of this district are of native parentage. There is an excellent public transport connection through the ‘Zuidtangent’ to Schiphol, Hoofddorp and Amsterdam Zuidoost.

Schalkwijk consists of 4 sub-neighborhoods, namely: Europa district, Boerhaave district, Meerwijk and Molenwijk.

Europa neighborhood

This district is located northwest of Schalkwijk. The district connects Haarlem center with Schalkwijk via the ‘Europaweg’, the main traffic artery of Schalkwijk. This district consists mainly of many flats. Many outdated homes here have been replaced by new construction.


This district is located northeast of Schalkwijk and is adjacent to the N205 and the N232 towards the highway. This is the district where the hospital of Haarlem is located (Spaarne Gasthuis Zuid). Also located here is a swimming pool (Boerhaavebad) and a hotel (van der Valk).

Lake District

This district is located southeast of Schalkwijk. Meerwijk is home to the largest shopping center in Schalkwijk with more than 125 stores. There is also a health center and a pharmacy. Many old postwar complexes in this neighborhood have made way for new construction.


Molenwijk is located in the southernmost tip of Schalkwijk. This neighborhood borders the popular recreational lake “The Molenplas”. In this area there are several stores, a swimming pool, restaurants and a sports center. Molenwijk contains the most owner-occupied homes compared to the other Schalkwijk neighborhoods. Approximately 60% of the housing units are flats.


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