Test location Haarlem

Planetenlaan 5, 2024 EN Haarlem

Entry through green gate at the Karel Doormanlaan

Open Monday – Thursday: 08.30 – 17.00 and Friday until 14.00

Also for the municipality of Bloemendaal, Santpoort, Overveen, Aerdenhout, Zandvoort, Heemstede, Spaarndam and Velserbroek


How do I get there?

You can visit our testing location in Haarlem every working day for both low-cost PCR or rapid Covid testing. This location in the Sinnevelt/Planetenbuurt district is a 4-minute walk from the A. Fokkerlaan bus stop (bus 2) and an 8-minute walk from the Spaarnhovenstraat bus stop (bus 3). Both buses also stop at Haarlem railway station. From Bloemendaal, Santpoort, Velsen, Aerdenhout, Overveen, Heemstede and Haarlem this location is also easily accessible by car (or bicycle). Parking is for free. The test location is located in the theatre of the former building of NOVA College.


How does it work?

Everyone is welcome to visit our Covid-19 test location in Haarlem, but please make an appointment first via the website. Pay easily and safely in advance via iDeal or credit card, for the lowest price in the Netherlands. You will then receive an appointment confirmation via email.

During your booking you need to fill in your personal information for your certificate. This information is only used for that purpose. The only exception is in case your test is positive, then our laboratory (HAY Diagnostics) is obliged to report this to the GGD. You have given us your active permission to do so.

Don’t forget to bring your ID (passport or ID card, driving licence is not sufficient) and your mouth mask and be on time, not too early and not too late.

On location, you register at the registration desk: you show your ID and your test code will be created. Once you have been tested you will receive an email with your personal username when your sample is being processed by our laboratory. As soon as your test result is available you will receive a text message and email with login-link (results.howareyoudiagnostics.com) where you can download your result and certificate. In order to do so, you first will receive another email with your password that is needed for your login completion.

For a rapid test, this method of registration is not necessary.

What do we offer?

At our Covid-19 test location in Haarlem you can choose from the following cheap tests:

– PCR test by taking a nose and throat swab (€79,95 including travel certificate and during off peak hours for €75,95)

– Rapid antigen test (€39,95 or €49,95 including travel certificate / test certificate), during off peak hours €35,95 / €45,95.

The test is always administered by medically trained personnel. Both our rapid test and our PCR test have been validated by the RIVM. Partly thanks to our cooperation with MBO Amersfoort and ROC Utrecht, Coronasnelcheck is the cheapest provider of PCR and rapid tests in the Netherlands. The locations and the staff are all checked for correct medical practice (in accordance with RIVM guidelines) by an inspector from the municipal health service (GGD).

Result and travel certificate

After a PCR test you will receive the test result no later than the following evening.  You can view the test result via the portal results.howareyoudiagnostics.com . With a Covid rapid test you will receive the test result and certificate by email within 1 hour.

In many countries there is now an entry restriction as part of the anti-Covid measures. A negative PCR test with medical certificate is usually required to enter the country and avoid mandatory quarantine. Sometimes proof of a negative rapid test is sufficient or even additionally required.

With a travel declaration you can travel to countries like Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, etc etc. We also offer these test certificates, included with the PCR test and inexpensive and easy to order additionally with a rapid test. The travel certificate of the PCR test can be retrieved via the portal in English. The travel declaration or test certificate of a rapid test will be mailed to you. Please always follow the advice of the national government. For the latest developments on travel restrictions, please visit their website.


In the Nova College Zorg en Welzijn (Care and Welfare) in Haarlem, new nurses and caretakers, among others, used to be trained. Now the auditorium in the building functions as a test location. The Nova College building is located at Planetenlaan, near the Indische buurt, the Noorder Sportpark and the Orionweg. This location in Haarlem North is perfectly situated for people from different parts of Haarlem, such as the Indische buurt, Schalkwijk, Haarlem Centre, Haarlem South-West (including Haarlemmerhoutkwartier) and Haarlem East (including Amsterdamsewijk). For this reason the municipal health service test- and vaccination location is also located nearby. The test location is also well situated for places around Haarlem such as Zandvoort (with its famous F1 circuit), Aerdenhout, Bloemendaal, Heemstede, Velsen, Santpoort, Overveen, IJmuiden, Vijfhuizen and Spaarndam. 


The test location at Nova College can be reached by bus 2 and 3 from Haarlem train station, among other places. It is a 4-minute walk from the A. Fokkerlaan bus stop (bus 2) and an 8-minute walk from the Spaarnhovenstraat bus stop (bus 3). There is plenty of parking space in the vicinity of the building. Please enter the site via the entrance on the Karel Doormanlaan.