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Had one of the best Stroopwafles here

A lively market place. There are stalls and restaurants with outside seating. I would remember this... read more

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Akshaya S
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Christmas market!

Me and my wife was here for the big Christmas markets,we took the train from Amsterdam central to... read more

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Grote Markt, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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All reviews saturday market beautiful square great market stalls selling city hall market days cafes and restaurants market square big market herring bavo church minute train ride walk around visit haarlem ten boom house cheese amsterdam
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Reviewed today

A lively market place. There are stalls and restaurants with outside seating. I would remember this place due to one of the best freshly made stroopwafles of our trip at one of the stalls here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Akshaya S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my wife was here for the big Christmas markets,we took the train from Amsterdam central to Haarlem (15min) then it's about 10 min walk to the markets, it many 100 small stand were you can buy everything related to Christmas (and also other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While strolling through town, enjoy the architecture of long passed days on the square. In summer it will be crowded, now it was only shopping people in search of the warmth inside

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank hsi58ta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely square surrounded by beautiful buildings. Not too many people about, maybe too cold. Pretty lights up and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LadyBeeTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grote Markt is the main square in Haarlem. The weekly Saturday market is well worth a visit. Fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and (of course) flowers abound. Buy some pumpkin ravioli or freshly made stroopwafels. The square is surrounded by restaurants and cafés. It's an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank poethammer
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

It was really nice to come here and get away from the crowds of Amsterdam. Nice to walk around, taste cheeses in the cheese shop, and not dodge bikes for a few hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Our visit was mid-week so wasn’t as humming as a weekend. However our visit was interesting none-the-less. The Town Hall was undergoing some refurbishment and there were armed guards everywhere. I tried the herring, onion and pickle from a vending cart which was excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank hinoonhoki
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We had 6 hours to spend before our flight back home so we hoped on a train and dropped off at Haarlem Town. While walking around we reached Grote Markt. I loved the placed and enjoyed the food stuff being sold. No regrets and it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gatulay
Reviewed 22 October 2018

to charming Haarlem. Did the short bus ride from Amsterdam to visit and assess. We were thoroughly enchanted by the town. The architecture and history are amazing. We just spent the day wandering the streets. We'll return to give it it's full due.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

There were many shops and restaurants and easy walking distance of all central attractions. I love Haarlem because it’s a beautiful city and just the right size. Haarlem is an easy 20 minute train ride from Amsterdam

Date of experience: October 2018
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3 November 2018|
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Response from Hann M | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes The Market Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, is opened 24/7, 7 days a week. The shops in the shopping area are opened from approx. 9.30 till 18.00. On Sundays from 12 till 17 hours. The regular... More
21 March 2018|
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Response from Uyt-Lee | Reviewed this property |
The Grote Markt is the name of the square which is normally an open public space during the week. It is only on Saturdays that the ‘market’ is happening. Otherwise, there are numerous great restaurants and shops that... More
11 January 2018|
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Response from vmdevoogt | Reviewed this property |
All depends on the weather conditions.. In Keukenhof you can specially enjoy all the lovely scents of the flowers at the end of a warm sunny day... so in that case, drive to Grotesque market in Haarlem first, park in the... More