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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

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Centrum
French, Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bistro
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Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3111
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Quick Bites, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Busy and central

Great view over the big church in the centre of Haarlem. We stopped here during a bike ride for a snack. The burger was good quality and the salad was also very tasty. Service was a little slow, but having been spotted out order came out very quickly! Let down, as so many places in Holland seem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Graeme S
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Innsbruck, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This store is ideally located in the middle of town. Staff is helpful. The menu offers quite a wide selection of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is ok. Waiting time for dinner considering a full house was ok. Try the fresh mussels if its the season...they were a delight. Sate was average tasting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am living in Haarlem for seven years and love the Grand Cafe Brinkmann. It is definitely the centre piece of the Grote Markt in Haarlem. The decor is beautiful and it had maintained all the charm the building has had. The food is really good and despite one of my criticisms of other restaurants or cafes in the Netherlands... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great view over the big church in the centre of Haarlem. We stopped here during a bike ride for a snack. The burger was good quality and the salad was also very tasty. Service was a little slow, but having been spotted out order came out very quickly! Let down, as so many places in Holland seem to be, by... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Grand Cafe is a cafe opening onto the Grote Markt with eating inside and outside. The menu is good and the staff work hard and fast to keep the busy ball rolling. The interior decor is nicely traditional, even down to the toilets. Good and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were sitting on the terrace amongst many people on a very crowdie, lively terrace. The service is very good; much staff. The food is quite OK, although the salads where a bit too much with raw onions. The scenic view from the terrace is impressive. The café itself is also impressive. Nice in house architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We tried this restaurant near Haarlem cathedral with a bit of fear as it is in a very touristic location . But everything was fine : drinks at reasonable price, fish salad ("salad vis") was large and fishes were fresh. The "Brinkmann burger" was above average. All in all, a place we could recommend . Note : the main room... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner come here regularly. We love the Art Deco feel and atmosphere. It is always busy, especially when the sun shines. There is a generous outdoor space to eat and drink in, if you want. The menu is full of Dutch style open sandwiches, burgers, salads and snacks. There is a full bar that offers everything, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We shared a 3.5" pie with layers of thinly sliced apples with cinnamon and handmade cream. Amazing. Coffee, service, interior based on this experience was definitely a 5!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice cafe bar - sat outside in square for a coffee and cake. Service quick. Cafe okay but not that impressed with haarlem overall.

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Binningen, Schweiz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Grand Café Brinkmann is a very well old deco maintained café, you can breath the history in the air. We had dinner and it was really good. Some typical Dutch dishes combined with good steaks :-) we all loved the food, the service was perfect and the drinks choice is good...and... there is a lot of beer to choose... More 

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Additional Information about Grand Cafe Brinkmann

Address: Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 23 532 3111
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
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
Average Prices: USD $9 to $21
Cuisine: French, Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bistro

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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 to $21
  • Cuisine: French, Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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