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Grote Markt

Address: Marktplatz, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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101 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Lovely market square surrounded by cafés. Large church, lots of shops plus great market on Saturdays

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The grote Markt may not be the liveliest town centre, but it sure is one of the prettiest ones. The architecture all around is historic and beautiful. There are musea, a huge church, good-weather-terraces and market on several days of the week. Very nice for an exploration!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Lovely market to walk around on a Saturday morning! You can find everything from clothing to produced... And great size considering the size of Haarlem.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Such a magnificent church sits right on this square. Markets are held there every week and restaurants surround the entire market. Then it is a one minute walk to the main shopping streets of Haarle

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