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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

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Centrum
Dutch, Contemporary, Brasserie, 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: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Quick Bites, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 70
    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
Excellent restaurant in the historic centre of Haarlem

We called in at these premises for a bite of lunch while on a visit to Haarlem. The nice weather meant we were able to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere of the city and the funfair there at the time. The food served from a varied menu was delicious - well presented and brought by friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Colin H
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Dorset, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After a walk through Haarlem, a great city in the Netherlands, it was great to take a seat and enjoy the sun, some light food and a few drinks. From appetizers to complete meals the Grand Cafe can clearly meet the bill. We stayed with drinks and appetizers which were wonderful. A Shrimp Croquette, hot soup were all wonderful. The... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We called in at these premises for a bite of lunch while on a visit to Haarlem. The nice weather meant we were able to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere of the city and the funfair there at the time. The food served from a varied menu was delicious - well presented and brought by friendly and efficient staff.... More 

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Irvine, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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: Dutch, Contemporary, Brasserie, 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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