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Step back in time and immerse yourself in intriguing history and delicious food

Away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, Haarlem's Grote Markt is a must see. The St. Bavo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mina M
A nice escape from Amsterdam

We left on the train from Amsterdam central station for a 15 minute train ride to beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Haarlem visit was a little disappointing. Not a whole lot to see apart from the Great Cathedral Architecture is interesting to say the least but not much else

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, Haarlem's Grote Markt is a must see. The St. Bavo church, the surrounding buildings and packed cafes and restaurants. It is beaming with history and it looks as though each building has a story to tell (and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left on the train from Amsterdam central station for a 15 minute train ride to beautiful Haarlem. The Grote Markt is an easy walk from the center station, and plenty of quaint shops and cafes line the streets. We were there on a Saturday...More

Thank Cskerbeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

open, busy, scenic, dominated by the church. Wonderful place to sit and have a drink or meal, visit the cathedral. Central and easy to find.

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had very long layovers at Schiphol on both ends of our trip to Poland. On the first layover, we did the obligatory trip via train to Amsterdam. Walked our feet off, did Anne Frank Huis, RLD, etc. Dodged bicycles and cars at every single...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tend to stay away from a large very crowded cities which Amsterdam was all that and more, not our style. Haarlem much more appealing beautiful cathedral, great old village on the canals. If your looking for a historic village with a laid back vibe...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I fly over to visit my brother in Amsterdam I always like to catch the train to Haarlem to wander around. Quite a gorgeous and historical city, this small area contains a vast variety of shops and other markets to explore. Easy to navigate...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly street market in old Haarlem, there are many things to sample, cheese, meat, fruit and making things to purchase. Prices are reasonable and the quality of everything was good. Flowers and plants are sold every where making a festive. redolent environment.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

You must take the 20 minute train ride from Amsterdam Central Station and walk through Haarlem (no tour necessary) This was one of the oldest and most beautiful little towns that we saw on our Rhine Valley Amsterdam, Germany, France, Switzerland trip. Mozart played the...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is one of the nicest market squares with quite some monuments surrounding it. On Saturdays and Mondays a market is held on the square.

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debhteacher
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
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GlamBecca
11 January 2018|
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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
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KarenOwen777
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Yes, normaly the weekend before christmas
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