We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Charming square in Haarlem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grote Markt

Grote Markt
Marktplatz, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Haarlem
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Attraction Details
Letchworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
355 reviews 355 reviews
133 attraction reviews
Reviews in 141 cities Reviews in 141 cities
523 helpful votes 523 helpful votes
“Charming square in Haarlem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Haarlem is a pleasant town and architecturally interesting and Grote Markt is the centrepiece of the interesting collection of buildings and styles.

The day of our visit was a cold and wet January day but there were many people around sightseeing or visiting the many bars and restaurants in the square.

It is worth visiting Haarlem as it is a charming place with Grote Markt at the top of the list of places to see whilst there.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    70
    62
    7
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Quite place in weekdays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We visited the town square around noon in late November and it was pretty quiet. It's a nice place to enjoy the architecture of all the buildings surrounding the square. We were happy to find a pickled herring stall open, since we couldn't find one in Amsterdam. It was rather pricey at 2.5 euros. You can get a better deal at the Thursday market at Delft, where 4 can be had for 5 euros.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great center of Haarlem showing the meaning of - Gezellig”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Dutch have a work 'gezellig' which the English doesn't have. it's more than cosy, it's vibrant, it's nice.

The square provides a wonderful view on the city old architecture. plenty of bars and shopping around it. I go through it every day and love to visit the market there on Saturday.

The city regularly also organizes events on the square. There are some cheap hotels on the market too.

Must try!

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Grote Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were lucky enough to be in Haarlem on a Saturday, to witness all the stalls, loads of gorgeous fresh food. Worth a trip.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Town Centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Great Market here on Saturdays and Tuesdays and we were lucky enough to be here on Sunday 18th to see the arrival of St Nicholas and the black Peter's

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Grote Markt also viewed

Haarlem, North Holland Province
Haarlem, North Holland Province
 
Haarlem, North Holland Province
Haarlem, North Holland Province
 

Been to Grote Markt? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Grote Markt, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Grote Markt to your Saves list