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The heart of Haarlem

The center of Haarlem and where are the fun takes places....from Saturday markets to music events, surrounded by the many stores and restaurants, Grote Markt is the heart of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The center of Haarlem and where are the fun takes places....from Saturday markets to music events, surrounded by the many stores and restaurants, Grote Markt is the heart of Haarlem.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It is a quick trip in a local train from Amsterdam to the town of Haarlem. But I made the mistake of getting there at around 10am on a Sunday morning and it looked like a ghost town. There was only one coffee shop open and they told me that nothing opens on a Sunday until 1pm. Nowhere on any... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This beautiful and large square is the center of Haarlem in more ways than one. Dominated by the Grote Kerk or St Bavokerk (note - not St Bavo's Cathedral which is about a mile away and has a separate TA entry) it is lined by restaurants, bars and fairly upmarket shops and is pretty lively most of the day. As... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited the Grote Markt on market day, one of the best markets we have visited in Europe, great products and atmosphere!

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The 'Grote Markt' is the heart of Haarlem's old city center. Many beautiful old houses to see here. There is always something to see or do here. Lined with a great variety of bars and restaurants and full of terraces in summer. Can't miss!

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Breukelen Ut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This really is the heart of Haarlem with the big cathedral (Saint Bavo) and loads of restaurants, bars and shopping streets that start (or end) here. You cannot visit the city of Haarlem and not go to the Grote Markt (translates into: big marketplace). There's always something going on at this big marketplace. When we were there a culinary festival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Haarlem is a 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam. The trains are frequent and there is no need to get a ticket ahead of time. The city center is the Grote Markt which is the town square with shops and outdoor cafes. The large church St. Bavo's is a focal point. All streets lead out from the Markt square to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Grote Markt is one nice place and can be devoid of tourists during the week, so its a very nice quiet area to spend some time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Netherlands have many beautiful grote markt squares and the one in Haarlem is a typical but not outstanding example. We have the great church at one end, the town hall at the other, with the meat market on the side. There are numerous cafes tumbling onto the place. Many of the surrounding streets have interesting buildings. On a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Enjoyable side walk cafes in the square surrounded by beautiful historic buildings. On Saturdays the square is filled with a colorful market with vendors selling food and flowers. Plentiful samples are provided of the yummy, fruits, breads, cheeses, sausages, etc. It is the place to be on Saturday mornings in Haarlem.

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