The 109 best places to visit during a city trip in Haarlem
Haarlem has everything you need for a fun day in the city. The old town is surrounded by canals and canals and is characterized by the many characteristic streets, monuments and one of the most beautiful squares in the Netherlands, the Grote Markt. There are plenty of special and unique shops to discover. In the field of art and culture, Haarlem also has a lot to offer, from well-known museums such as the Teylers Museum and De Hallen to hidden spots.
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From the 15th century onwards, pilgrims have been cooked here on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Taste the atmosphere and the food at this unique location.
You can experience the best Italian flavours in DIGA. The large open kitchen, glass wine room and modern decor make dining an experience.
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In an old carpentry workshop you will find Atelier 8, a place full of inspiration and creativity. You will find furniture, gifts, home accessories and much more.
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ML is a wonderful place to dine, drink, meet and sleep. The hotel exudes the atmosphere of the past, but in a modern setting.
Jopen has restored the age-old Haarlem brewing tradition. A former godhouse has been transformed into a modern city brewery and grand café.
This artisan chocolate shop is located in Zijlstraat, one of the golden streets. See how the best chocolate products come about here.
In the open workshop, chocolates and other chocolate items are handmade in a traditional way. Here the taste experience is central.
Nice B&B's in the city center of Haarlem
Openness, honesty, cosiness, beautiful products and passion for the profession. Lovers meet and inspire each other at Kloffie.
The oldest museum in the Netherlands where the public has been welcome since 1784 to look at objects of art and science.
Sit down in the conservatory, cosy courtyard or pink room of this trendy restaurant and order a salad, soup, flammkuchen or freshly baked cake.
Stroll along the Spaarne past cosy restaurants, characteristic bridges and several monumental buildings.
Our recommendations for a delicious lunch in Haarlem
Looking for an original maternity gift? Something for the nursery? Or responsible toys? Then you're good at baby specialty store Never Grow Up.
This house shows how Jewish people in hiding could hide behind a false wall in Corrie ten Boom's bedroom.
A boutique full of must-haves, jewelry and fun items for your wardrobe. For every budget and for every style. Feel free to ask for style advice.
Cocktailbar Wigbolt has been named the best bar in the city several times by the Haarlem audience and a professional jury. Taste for yourself why.
Explore Haarlem from the water on a fun tour through the historic canals. Get aboard and be guided by beautiful sights.
Discover the city's stories. In this historic city museum, speaking exhibitions will teach you all about the rich history of Haarlem and its surroundings.
For delicious wines and delicacies you don't have to look any further. The friendly staff will gladly tell you about the range with passion.
Petit Depot is a small warehouse full of love made beautiful. You will find a special mix of vintage, handmade and design.
With attention to people, detail and quality, Maaike brings items with their own unique story. Discover plants, design, interior items and more.
At Jopo de Pojo, you won't get tired of racks full of European comics, American comics and manga. Here they have a passion for comics.
The staff is ready for you, the music is nostalgic, the art inspires. Here you can go for exclusive clothing, jewelry and curiosities.
Set up a delicious plateau in this small restaurant with small bites full of flavour explosions or enjoy a delicious main course with fine wine.
This museum is very appropriately underground. You will get to know the history of Haarlem through finds from the soil.
Always good for between. The Flemish fries are freshly cut daily and after the better juggling work is ready for the tip bag.
Thanks to the large pompous entrance, the Teylers Hofje is not really hidden. Since its inception in 1787, the courtyard has been offering living space to lonely ladies.
Modern and contemporary art can be found this location of the Frans Hals Museum. People and society are central to the exhibitions.
In a building of over 100 years old you can have breakfast, lunch and drinks. Enjoy the cuisine, ambiance, the view, the music and art.
The renovated B&B Park 43 is beautifully located and offers apartments with private entrance, a nice terrace, good beds and a private kitchen.
Chicken from the charcoal grill in combination with simple but good side dishes. The chickens used are free-range chickens and come from the Veluwe.
From Wednesday to Sunday you can go to the cozy and atmospheric MICA for good coffee, but also for a delicious breakfast and delicious lunch.
In full concentration, they are working here. In a traditional way, they work on hand-carved frames and provide furniture with gold leaf.
Within walking distance of the Haarlem CS you will find the Oerkap. Enjoy homemade pizza, the nice atmosphere, a nice music and the sun at the Spaarne.
From the pots of paint you can see that the art here is not only for sale but is also made. Lucky even the moment you walk in.
the interiors of the rooms combine modern and vintage and offer richly decorated luxury with a playful wink. A fabulous environment.
Het Uiltje is a new brewery from Haarlem. Love for specialty beer led them to brew their own beer. Taste the delicious beers in this bar.
Since about 1400 this gate welcomes you in Haarlem. It's the only gate left of the original twelve gates.
Located on the Grote Markt you will find the town hall. Admire this beautiful building with the vigilant Lady Justice watching the square.
This museum of the mind depicts man in all its facets, especially those who deviate from the applicable standard in the Netherlands.
A beer bar with a focus on Dutch specialty beer. Taste new styles from modern craft brewers and classics from established names.
The marking on the street may not tell you much at first glance. But the stripes are the starting point of the pilgrimage to Santiago.
For 38 years this antique shop can be found in Haarlem. It's set up with the idea that when people get tired of something, they don't have to throw it away.
In the heart of the center of Haarlem you will find the Grote Markt. The square is the ideal location to relax thanks to its many terraces.
Enjoy the view, looking over the Spaarne and Haarlem. In the museum you will get acquainted with the age-old technique of converting wind into energy.
A landmark in the city. The medieval church is built in the Gothic style and located on the Grote Markt.
Specialty store in the field of cooking, dining, gifts and design items. For tableware, glassware, cutlery and cooking pans.
Frans Hals is the most famous painter in Haarlem. The museum named after him shows a selection of his most beautiful and greatest paintings.
A charming place where space is up to 4 people. In addition to all comforts, there is also a green courtyard and 2 bicycles that can be used.
The menu consists of by-catch and Dutch fish. So honest. The raw decor, oyster man and large wine list complete the experience.
Nice and practical. These are the items they collect at Ekster & Jay. Mostly with influences of Norwegian design but coming from all over Europe.
Stay in this nice B&B in the heart of Haarlem. Enjoy not only the prime location but also the delicious beds and the plentiful breakfast.
Besides the beautiful collection you can have a unique piece of jewellery made here. So you have the perfect necklace with your new dress or a ring that suits you.
The Yoghurt Barn was born out of passion for nature, good food and enjoyment. It is delicious, organic and comes directly from the farmer.
Here you will find everything in front and around a particularly set table. The range consists of special crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen.
At the Spaarne is perhaps the most famous music café in Haarlem. Musicians from all over the world are still performing here every week.
Enjoy Burgundy. That's what it's all about in Pand 13. On both drinks and food level, they are happy to give you a special experience here.
The Spanish authentic charcoal oven is the main thread of the menu. Let yourself be surprised by new flavors during lunch or dinner.
Not just any street. The Kleine Houtstraat has often been chosen as the nicest shopping street in the Netherlands. This is thanks to the many special shops.
Morris goes back to base; nice pieces of meat, whole fish and tasty sides. Long tables, suitable wines, street art and plenty of conviviality.
A collector's shop full of youth sentiment and nostalgia. At Past Joys you'll find them all, Tintin, Snoopy, Barbapapa, Betty Boop and other heroes.
Set in a beautiful, listed building, this B&B contains many original features. The authentic rooms and top location make it ideal!
In this boutique simplicity and quality come together. They will be happy to help you find an outfit with a good dose of Scandinavian style.
In Het Hart' of Haarlem is this fine B&B where you stay in beautiful rooms and relax in the romantic courtyard garden.
In 1849 Antonie van der Pigge opened his 'affair in drying shops and spices', today the special drugstore still exists.
Throughout the year it's Christmas and Santa Claus here. You can go here for Christmas and Christmas decorations and homemade candles.
In a 15th century monument overlooking the courtyard The Poveniershofje you can enjoy coffee, cakes, soups, sandwiches or a High Tea.
A workshop, shop, art loan and Plant-inn. All nice vases, bags and insect hotels are made here by people with disabilities.
At the Schaapmakersdijk you can have lunch and dinner. Zuidam plays with time, both in the appearance of the building and in the menu.
Stadscafé Bar Boef, also called the living room of the city center. Take a seat on a Chesterfield couch or at the bar and have a drink or eat.
A monthly walking route along currently 15 workshops and/or galleries. On every first Sunday of the month there is an open house from 1 to 5 am.
This train station is located north of the city centre. Take the exit towards the bus station and walk to the city centre in over 10 minutes.
A small, sustainable hotel with 3 spacious rooms. Including a room with nice views. On the ground floor you will find the cozy breakfast room.
A second-hand shop full of clothing and lifestyle. The 250 square meter warehouse is full of fashion, interior accessories and trendy furniture.
The terrain was once a dairy. In the interior you will discover various references to this. But also the Haarlem music culture is central.
Enjoy a stay at this magnificent Art Deco boutique hotel with 14 unique spacious suites. This oasis of peace is located in the bustling centre of Haarlem.
124 rooms to wake up nice and rested in. Discover the versatile Haarlem after a cup of fresh barista coffee at Bar & Kitchen Zocher.
This boutique hostel offers 12 unique rooms decorated by students in training. There is also a cosy bar, living area and patio with fireplace.
With 40 changing beers on the tab it is difficult to choose. Fortunately, the team knows all beers through and through and they are happy to advise you. Cheers!
The world of Jansje is a surprising gift shop and lunchroom with a beautiful collection of sustainable products from various countries.
Here you will find everything to make your home more enjoyable and original gifts. Many of the collections of Sjakie's are designed by the store itself.
In the heart of the lively city centre you will find the 4-star hotel ML. In addition to 17 stylish rooms, you will find a restaurant, awarded with a star in 2019.
A B&B in the heart of the city centre with a green garden where silence prevails. The studios are bright and decorated with a mix of modern and granny antiques.
A stylish store where you will find brands that will not come across at the big chains. In a friendly atmosphere you can look around here.
This eco & fair fashion shop is built on cool brands with inspiring stories. Brands that produce sustainably and artisanally.
Here, clothing and interior come together in a beautiful shop. Get inspiration in a cozy atmosphere and find that one perfect item.
A fine boutique where you will find the best accessories, trendy clothing, lifestyle products and trendy and handmade jewelry.
Just steps from shops and restaurants, the beautiful, spacious suites are stylishly decorated with luxurious bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities.
Experience this atmospheric, authentic bookstore with the oldest chunk of wall in the city. Dream away from the most beautiful stories in the beautiful interior.
Let yourself be inspired and advised in this special cookery shop. In the beautiful store you will find everything in the area of cooking, baking, dining and gifts.
With an excellent location, this contemporary boutique hotel offers well-kept rooms with seating areas and a rich breakfast buffet in the morning.
Since 1949 you can go here for the best ice cream. Much has changed over the years, but the quality of the ice has always remained the same.
The Hallway is the old entrance to the Mennonite Church. By means of exhibitions, photographers connect the outside world with the church.
They are proud of the 12 luxurious rooms that are equipped with all comforts. The hotel is right next to the train station. This makes a nice base.
For skateboards, snowboards and everything you need. The employees have experience and can answer all your questions.
Café and board games store in one. Hundreds of board and card games are waiting for you here. Play there while enjoying a nice snack and drink.
Playing is the most important thing and is central here. In the cafe children can have fun and you will find a beautiful and diverse range of toys.
An overnight stay at 1001 Night is a unique experience for everyone. You will find the B&B in several monumental buildings in the center of Haarlem.
A warm and welcoming hotel where your room is guaranteed to be comfortable. Be surprised by the energetic design of the hotel.
At number 9 you will find, how could it be otherwise, NR9. For both men and women, they have sneakers, beautiful brands, sunglasses and more.
Let yourself be seduced by hundreds of loose teas, inspired by the colourful spices or surprised by the nice gifts they have here.
A real family business where the third generation currently operates. Beautiful handmade men's shoes are manufactured here in our own workshop.
Interior and utensils from Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia and Greece find their way to the beautiful shop of Ottomania.
In the store you will find a beautiful collection of jewelry. The studio's upstairs. Still often the characteristic sounds of forging can be heard.
Spacious and very centrally located new municipal parking garage. From this location you can easily reach the city centre of Haarlem.
On the south side near the Frederikspark is this large somewhat older car park. There is always a place to find here for your visit to Haarlem.
Every question you have about Haarlem they try to answer as well as possible. In addition, you can go here for tickets and maps.
This is a cheap parking location in Haarlem, but is located fairly north of the city centre. So you have to have a longer walk for it.
The largest municipal car park on the west side of the city center is located next to Pathé Bioscoop and within walking distance of pop center De Patronaat.
This municipal car park on the north side of the city center is located near the station. The city centre can be reached quickly from here.
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