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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 #4 of 176 restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centrum
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
6 helpful votes 6 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

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It was a very rainy late afternoon early evening when we ducked into this restaurant. We were seated immediately and a very nice, friendly waiter came right over to ask us if we wanted a drink. He suggested a beer for my husband which he really enjoyed and my cab/sav wine was nice. we ordered the lamb which was superb!... More

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

Dear Bluebirds77, How much more positive cana a review be? We truely appreciate you took the time for leaving your comments!! These are the kinds we cannot get enough of. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Haarlem. Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Hong Kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Great atmosphere and good food. Location is good. Staff are nice and helpful. However, the food was served in a very slow speed. We'd waited for more than an hour for the main course after the starter.

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

Dear Susanna S, Thank you very much for your feedback. We highly appreciate the compliments on the quality of the food and staff. However, we do appologise for the long time between starter and main course, as we are usually well know for our friendliness and speedy service... Your comment motivates us even more to keep pushing and improve our... More

Erwitte, Germany
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Perfect place for a coffee stop and watch people walk by - start with a croissant and coffee before shopping the market on Saturday morning. Perfect way to start the day.

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

Dear Schnap, Thank you for leaving your positive review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your coffee and croissant and hope had a great stay in Haarlem! Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

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