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Grote Markt 23A, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 531 1425
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great cafe in Groote Market, Haarlem

Home made pesto, bread, seasoned olive oil, salami and cheeses - great bottle of wine, and the afternoon was complete!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
samoros1927
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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Home made pesto, bread, seasoned olive oil, salami and cheeses - great bottle of wine, and the afternoon was complete!

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Whenever we come to Haarlem on business, Applause is always our first restaurant stop. The atmosphere is intimate, relaxed and warm, the servers are nice and the food is always good. We can highly recommend their antipasto and cheese platter along with the pasta stuffed with blue cheese and pear. Would recommend reservations as it is rather small, but not... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited this restaurant with high hopes after accolades from friends. PROS: service was very good, ambience is quite nice, bread is fresh and tasty. CONS: food - all three dinners were mediocre - at best. 1) Eggplant parmesan - did not look, nor taste good. Flavourless and mushy - per our friend 2) Penne Arrabiata (my dish) no arrabiata... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

one of my favorite restaurants in Haarlem. Authentic food, great pasta's ( no pizza! ) excellent service and great atmosphere!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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259 reviews 259 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This small and charming Italian(-ish) restaurant with about 40 seats is located in the centre of Haarlem. The casareccia pasta with mint pesto and mackerel was good enough without being fantastic. The side salad was equally OK, so was the workaday tiramisu. A bit off-tune was the exceptionally bitter espresso. Service of the young female "student" was just tolerable. The... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great place to have lunch and people watch. Centrally located in town square. Good variety on meal options. Friendly staff.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Small intimate restaurant on the main square, we ordered 3 different pasta dishes , all excellent - fresh incredients. Good service , will definetly go back

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Walton on Thames
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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Applause is a small restaurant in the Grote Markt in Haarlem serving Italian food. The main course was calves liver which was excellent, cooked perfectly. The waitresses are friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Located in a great spot in Haarlem, this small restaurant offers a wide variety of pasta. We tried their Fiocchi stuffed with robiola and pear...absolutely fabulous!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent! Good food. Good environment! . Recommended yyyaaaammmmi. I the very center. Applause. Haarlem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grote Markt 23A, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 531 1425

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?