The 117 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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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.
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.
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Just steps from shops and restaurants, the beautiful, spacious suites are stylishly decorated with luxurious bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities.
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The oldest museum in the Netherlands where the public has been welcome since 1784 to look at objects of art and science.
Throughout the year it's Christmas and Santa Claus here. You can go here for Christmas and Christmas decorations and homemade candles.
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.
A workshop, shop, art loan and Plant-inn. All nice vases, bags and insect hotels are made here by people with disabilities.
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The menu consists of by-catch and Dutch fish. So honest. The raw decor, oyster man and large wine list complete the experience.
ML is a wonderful place to dine, drink, meet and sleep. The hotel exudes the atmosphere of the past, but in a modern setting.
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.
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.
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Interior and utensils from Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia and Greece find their way to the beautiful shop of Ottomania.
Jopen has restored the age-old Haarlem brewing tradition. A former godhouse has been transformed into a modern city brewery and grand café.
The staff is ready for you, the music is nostalgic, the art inspires. Here you can go for exclusive clothing, jewelry and curiosities.
For skateboards, snowboards and everything you need. The employees have experience and can answer all your questions.
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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.
Always good for between. The Flemish fries are freshly cut daily and after the better juggling work is ready for the tip bag.
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.
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.
Nice B&Bs in the city centre of Haarlem
The terrain was once a dairy. In the interior you will discover various references to this. But also the Haarlem music culture is central.
Since about 1400 this gate welcomes you in Haarlem. It's the only gate left of the original twelve gates.
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.
This boutique hostel offers 12 unique rooms decorated by students in training. There is also a cosy bar, living area and patio with fireplace.
In the open workshop, chocolates and other chocolate items are handmade in a traditional way. Here the taste experience is central.
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.
A store for the youngest. Discover the cheerful world in which wooden toys play the leading role. From balance bike to maternity gifts.
This eco & fair fashion shop is built on cool brands with inspiring stories. Brands that produce sustainably and artisanally.
A fine boutique where you will find the best accessories, trendy clothing, lifestyle products and trendy and handmade jewelry.
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 world of Jansje is a surprising gift shop and lunchroom with a beautiful collection of sustainable products from various countries.
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.
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.
Explore Haarlem from the water on a fun tour through the historic canals. Get aboard and be guided by beautiful sights.
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.
Frans Hals is the most famous painter in Haarlem. The museum named after him shows a selection of his most beautiful and greatest paintings.
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.
In Het Hart' of Haarlem is this fine B&B where you stay in beautiful rooms and relax in the romantic courtyard garden.
Stroll along the Spaarne past cosy restaurants, characteristic bridges and several monumental buildings.
A landmark in the city. The medieval church is built in the Gothic style and located on the Grote Markt.
This artisanal chocolaterie can be found in a characteristic building from the 17th century. See here how the most delicious chocolate products come into being.
Let yourself be seduced by hundreds of loose teas, inspired by the colourful spices or surprised by the nice gifts they have here.
Sit down in the conservatory, cosy courtyard or pink room of this trendy restaurant and order a salad, soup, flammkuchen or freshly baked cake.
This museum of the mind depicts man in all its facets, especially those who deviate from the applicable standard in the Netherlands.
Located on the Grote Markt you will find the town hall. Admire this beautiful building with the vigilant Lady Justice watching the square.
At the Spaarne is perhaps the most famous music café in Haarlem. Musicians from all over the world are still performing here every week.
In a 15th century monument overlooking the courtyard The Poveniershofje you can enjoy coffee, cakes, soups, sandwiches or a High Tea.
This museum is very appropriately underground. You will get to know the history of Haarlem through finds from the soil.
Take your time to taste, smell and discover. Find a tea that suits you. Or a nice teapot, gift or sweet snack.
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.
Set in a beautiful, listed building, this B&B contains many original features. The authentic rooms and top location make it ideal!
Enter this colourful mini-department store full of inspiration and let yourself be surprised by industrial vintage, new furniture and trendy accessories.
A miracle store with a collection of art, home accessories and furniture. Be inspired in this beautifully decorated place and admire all the beauty.
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.
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.
Specialty store in the field of cooking, dining, gifts and design items. For tableware, glassware, cutlery and cooking pans.
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.
Morris goes back to base; nice pieces of meat, whole fish and tasty sides. Long tables, suitable wines, street art and plenty of conviviality.
In full concentration, they are working here. In a traditional way, they work on hand-carved frames and provide furniture with gold leaf.
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.
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.
Besides lunch you can also go to Klein Paris for homemade cakes, beautiful brocante and enjoy French music.
A beer bar with a focus on Dutch specialty beer. Taste new styles from modern craft brewers and classics from established names.
Here you will find everything in front and around a particularly set table. The range consists of special crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen.
The Spanish authentic charcoal oven is the main thread of the menu. Let yourself be surprised by new flavors during lunch or dinner.
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.
You can experience the best Italian flavours in DIGA. The large open kitchen, glass wine room and modern decor make dining an experience.
At the Schaapmakersdijk you can have lunch and dinner. Zuidam plays with time, both in the appearance of the building and in the menu.
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.
Openness, honesty, cosiness, beautiful products and passion for the profession. Lovers meet and inspire each other at Kloffie.
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.
With an excellent location, this contemporary boutique hotel offers well-kept rooms with seating areas and a rich breakfast buffet in the morning.
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.
Are you a fashion-conscious woman, young in mind, interested in design, architecture and art? Then Just B. Invited is for you.
the interiors of the rooms combine modern and vintage and offer richly decorated luxury with a playful wink. A fabulous environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A warm and welcoming hotel where your room is guaranteed to be comfortable. Be surprised by the energetic design of the hotel.
124 rooms to wake up nice and rested in. Discover the versatile Haarlem after a cup of fresh barista coffee at Bar & Kitchen Zocher.
Nice and practical. These are the items they collect at Ekster & Jay. Mostly with influences of Norwegian design but coming from all over Europe.
Petit Depot is a small warehouse full of love made beautiful. You will find a special mix of vintage, handmade and design.
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.
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.
You will find Frisk in a beautiful building: the old Droste chocolate factory. The cooking style is based on the Nordic Kitchen: simple, pure and healthy.
A shop full of London women's fashion. The owners from England put together a collection based on the fashion image of the city.
A real family business where the third generation currently operates. Beautiful handmade men's shoes are manufactured here in our own workshop.
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.
The Hallway is the old entrance to the Mennonite Church. By means of exhibitions, photographers connect the outside world with the church.
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.
In 1849 Antonie van der Pigge opened his 'affair in drying shops and spices', today the special drugstore still exists.
This house shows how Jewish people in hiding could hide behind a false wall in Corrie ten Boom's bedroom.
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.
With attention to people, detail and quality, Maaike brings items with their own unique story. Discover plants, design, interior items and more.
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.
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, clothing and interior come together in a beautiful shop. Get inspiration in a cozy atmosphere and find that one perfect item.
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.
Looking for an original maternity gift? Something for the nursery? Or responsible toys? Then you're good at baby specialty store Never Grow Up.
The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, the decoration colourful and warm and the dishes delicious and at a fair price.
Modern and contemporary art can be found in De Hallen Haarlem. In the collection, artists take a critical look at modern society.
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.
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.
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.
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 renovated B&B Park 43 is beautifully located and offers apartments with private entrance, a nice terrace, good beds and a private kitchen.
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.
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.
A second-hand shop full of clothing and lifestyle. The 250 square meter warehouse is full of fashion, interior accessories and trendy furniture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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