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Address: Marktplatz, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Not quite so sure why people are so taken by this square. yes, it does have 3-4 superb medieval buildings which are documented below so I won't repeat that. Its better when there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Not quite so sure why people are so taken by this square. yes, it does have 3-4 superb medieval buildings which are documented below so I won't repeat that. Its better when there is a weekend market when it comes to life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I loved my time spent down here-I could have stayed for weeks just absorbing the city and the market offerings were amazing. Definitely one of the best memories I have of our trip is of exploring the market.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We found the Haarlem Grote Markt area more appealing than others especially the quality of local produce and food on offer. Great place to buy cheese cake and dairy needs

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

So many glorious buildings around the old square: Old Saint Bavo church, the Town Hall, the most beautiful renaissance building in Northern Netherlands: the Meat Market, the less imposing Fish Market, and then what used to be the gathering place of all literati and artistic-minded: Brinkmann. Then of national intellectual fame, now descended to just a good location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Haarlemmers think that the Grote Markt is the most beautiful square in the world. Well, this claim could be disputed ;-) But it is certainly a wonderful place to be. Under the beautiful Sint Bavo church, which plays its bells every 15 minutes. On the other end the City Hall, of which the oldest part was the medieval stronghold of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Another great central marketplace in Europe. Long blocks of nice bright shops and small restaurants; plenty of room in the center for stands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is a reason it's been voted top market in Netherlands again, we buy weekly veg etc here and grab lunch plus baked goods, nuts and flowers before leaving... Good Saturday outing

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Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

you cannot miss this square... You will find the lovely Townhouse on it. Has a special atmosphere and always, always filled with people.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cosy square with many old buildings of high architectural value. Easy going, nice terraces. On the corner of the square you'll find a nice Winebar Viqh and on the square the Cafe Brinkmann has both good quality beverages and services

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The week before Christmas Radio3FM organizes Serious Request for charity. Every year in an other city, last time at this square in Haarlem. I haven't been there, but I just came along and the atmosphere was very good. It is a rather large square. The cityhall is also situated here. At the south-side there are a lot of seats and... More 

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