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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

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Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3111
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not very special dinner

True, it is well located at the Grote Markt of Haarlem and is an old-timer café. But the dishes are not special at all and even a bit overpriced. Service was not very fast.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Astur67
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brussels, Belgium
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

True, it is well located at the Grote Markt of Haarlem and is an old-timer café. But the dishes are not special at all and even a bit overpriced. Service was not very fast.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Always reliable for excellent coffee, great food and friendly, attentive service, this bustling restaurant/cafe is thoroughly enjoyable. Warm and welcoming in winter and with chairs and tables outside on the sunny side of the square in summer, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself!

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Brighton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

For my wife and me, a visit to Haarlem is simply not complete without a visit to Brinkmann's on the Grote Markt. Sitting with the sunshine streaming through the stained glass window and people watching as life continues outside is very special. Usually, we'll have a lovely heart-warming lunch accompanied by a wine and beer. Staff are extremely courteous and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I stopped into Cafe Brinkmann for lunch when we first arrived to Haarlem. We were hungry and tired from traveling all morning, and we could not have been happier with our experience at this cafe. The staff use PDAs to order your food electronically as you are speaking. Just minutes after ordering our drinks appeared at our... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

At the Grote Markt this is an oldtimer grand café with the usual dishes. Fast service but not very special lunch dishes fairly high priced. Conveniently at the Grote Markt in a Nice etablissement with typically old fashioned tables and chairs.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Situated in the Grote Markt, by the magnificent church, this restaurant is among many but stands out as the most busy. Always a good reason to choose when in a new city. Despite most tables being full the waiting staff were very quick and attentive. Very friendly and patient. Amazingly so when they were so busy. Stayed for drinks and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stepped in here for lunch on a rainy day in Haarlem and found a warm and cosy atmosphere waiting inside. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was good quality and good value for money served in generous portions. Wouldn't hesitate to go back next time I'm in Haarlem.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

After sightseeing out in the cold, this was a convenient and pleasant place to have lunch, right at the Grote Markt. Soup and sandwiches with hot coffee in a cosy restaurant. It was nice because it was not crowded, but perhaps that is because it is not during the tourist season.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I love the look of Grand Cafe Brinkmann and the location is just fab. But the place is mainly filled with day-tourists and the likes. For a local like myself, it is not a nice crowd. The service and the F&B is also quite touristy. Not my kind of place.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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218 reviews 218 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stopped here for an early dinner after a tour of the Corrie Ten Boom museum. The service was good--it was full of locals, which is a good sign. The interior was a little worn, (the booth I sat in was totally shredded and needed replacing), but the atmosphere was nice and warm. Typical restaurant for this area, and on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 532 3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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