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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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Thé place for coffee

Haarlem's best place to enjoy a coffee. It turns the market place in a 'place m'as tu vue' Often very busy but little patience will get you a seat and table

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Haarlem's best place to enjoy a coffee. It turns the market place in a 'place m'as tu vue' Often very busy but little patience will get you a seat and table

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I love it here, it's got a wonderful position in the market square, with loads of tables outside whenever the sun shines. It always seems to have quite a few local people who obviously appreciate the relaxing atmosphere. The service is very good, slick, but unobtrusive. Lunchtime meals are quite bread based, and the burgers are really good. In the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Loved sitting in the sun during the summer for breakfast. The eggs and ham meal is yummy. The burger is also the best burger you will get in Haarlem.

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Brussels, Belgium
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123 reviews 123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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11 reviews 11 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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