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Address: Marktplatz, Haarlem, The Netherlands

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One of the nicest squares in the Netherlands

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

High standard food products for sale here on the nice weekly Saturday market, besides lots of flowers and fish. The market disrupts the beauty of this square, but at 5 pm they clean up and at 6 its all back to as it should be. If the sun is out, the terraces of the restaurants are the best place to... More 

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kopenhagen
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Haarle mhas a very beautiful center. A visit worth. after visiting the all these nice locations, like the Hofjes you can relax at one of the terraces and hen its too cold or to wet inside the numerous pubs and restaurants.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stopped by Haarlem on our way to brussels, it was nice & quiet when we went - unfortunately the church was closed as it was a Sunday :( ALSO would have loved to have gone when the market was on but alas.

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place - one of the most beautiful, sophisticated places in Europe - functions today as an open-air market during good weather on Saturdays, as it has for more than 500 years. Its highlight is the spectacular Grote Kerk of St. Bavo, a church begun in 1480 and finished about 1520. Inside one finds the famous Haarlem organ, perhaps the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

spend 4 weeks in Haarlem and visited the grote market quite a few times before,during and after Xmas/new year and although the old building are still there for the main part the market is missing the vibrant atmosphere required for such place come on Haarlem get you act together.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A clean well presented market giving amazing value. Stall holders helpful and friendly. Not pushy and loud as in Britain. Very colourfull

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Amsterdam
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This market place ranks high in the top of the Netherlands' & Belgium's Golden Age showcase squares. Great buildings all around, including the impressive Sint Bavo cathedral, trademark of Haarlem.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Grote Markt in Haarlem is a beautiful large square, dominated by the fantastic St Bavo Cathedral, an amazing enormous bulding. The square is surrounded by lots and lots of nice restaurants and bars. It works the whole year round as an excellent strolling, meeting eating place.

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