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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+31 23 532 3111
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Ranked #6 of 179 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: Bistro
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centrum
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133 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we had a 1 fride shrimp!! as a starter it was fantastic and the burger 100% i love it .. its a nice restorant and nice location and sorry for my bad english :)

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear Yasir A, Thank you very much for your positive comments on the shrimps and burger. No matter what language you speak, we are always happy with a four star rating! ;-) Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My nephew and I came here for lunch because it had a great view of Sint Bavokerk and the Grote Markt square. We were surprisingly pleased with the lunch - both with the variety of available options and the quality of the food. The prices were fair as well. The service varied significantly depending on who was helping us -... More

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear AmerikaansBurger, Thank you for leaving your review on tripadvisor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch on our terrace. However, we do apologize for the inconsistent service. We will definitely use this feedback in our evaluations! Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stumbled upon Grand Cafe Brinkmann when we visited the charming square in Haarlem. Given that there were many quaint outdoor restaurants to choose from, my husband selected Brinkmann because it offered the most shade the best view of the cathedral. We were not expecting good food knowing the establishment drew many tourists. However, we were hungry so took the... More

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear juskaijack, We are glad you took the risk and left us this review of your surprisingly good experience!!! As we realize that our location could imply that you were walking into a 'tourist trap', it is one of our main objectives to keep surpassing people's expectations. Both tourists and locals alike. It makes us very happy that we were... More

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Once the Saturday market closed down and the vendors took down their stands, the view from the tables at the Cafe Brinkmann opened up so one could see the entire square and the cathedral. As impressive as the view was the food and drink. With a good choice of beers and fish dishes, the cafe offers dinners that are reasonable... More

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear StanduMan, We highly appreciate you leaving your review on tripadvisor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your foor and drinks. Even more so that you were as impressed with the view of the square, as we still are every day. Thank you very much for visiting Haarlem and especially Grand Café Brinkmann!! Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Obdam, Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've been to Cafe Brinkmann many times, actually it's a standard stop for a terrasje whenever we visit the city! Usually we'll have drinks and hapjes, and enjoy some people watching from the great terrace on the square. Last Friday my husband and I decided to try the lunch menu and we were not disappointed! I had the hamburger, which... More

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear ShariLemmen, Thank you very much for leaving your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your burger and saté. Our menu has plenty other items to keep you coming back for many times ;-) We hope to be able to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We come to Haarlem every year and always visit the Brinkmann on a regular bases for lunch & dinner during our stay. The food & service are faultless, the staff are very friendly & accommodating, would recommend this place.

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear Jsabreu, How nice to hear that we have 'regular' guests from the other side of the globe!! Thank you very much for leaving such positive comments. We could not wish for a better review and look forward to welcome you again during your next stay in Haarlem. Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Foshan, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My Dutch friend brought me here to try the Bitterballs. I must say, they were rather nice. I had a G&T and my friend had a beer. Lovely views from our table across the square. We were greeted by a nice chap who was very friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately though that was the last interaction we had as our table... More

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear TommySangers, We highly appreciate you took the time to leave your review on Tripadvisor. We are always trying to improve our service and comments like yours are very welcom! As we are usually known for our friendly and speedy service, your review points out that we should alway keep pushing for better results. Hopefully you and your Dutch friend... More

Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Cafe Brinkmann in Haarlem is well worth a stop for lunch. Reasonable prices and hearty portions. Local fare includes a tuna salad sandwich that is delish! Or order the beef krokets if you want to try a Dutch favorite, but eat them correctly! Smash the kroket on a slice of bread that has mustard spread on it. Eat open faced... More

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear David H, Thank you very much for leaving your review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Haarlem and at Brinkmann. The krokets are always hot and chrunchy!! Keep that in mind for next time ;-) Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We ducked into Café Brinkman for lunch on a cold, blustery day in Haarlem. It was warm and cozy inside, all dark wood, black and white tile floors and gorgeous hanging light fixtures! The service was fast and friendly and the food was delicious! A great place to people watch on the square.

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear Moonpiemama. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive review!! It gives us great pleasure you found us to be a warm refuge on that cold and rainy day. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Haarlem and the Netherlands. Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Oranjestad, Aruba
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located in the center of this charming town. Tables a little close to each other but great vieuw on the town square. Service fast attentive and fun

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear PartickvdBerg, Thank you for leaving your review on tripadvisor and the compliments on our staff. We hope you enjoyed visiting our charrming town. Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

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