Some of the finest shopping in Haarlem is done in the open markets. They are weekly events that attract locals and visitors. They have days for certain goods and you should ask in advance in your hotel or at Haarlem Tourist Office for the specialty of the day.

Grote Markt is the most popular market at Market Square in Haarlam downtown. It opens Saturdays and Mondays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. On Mondays, you will be able buy food, flowers and general goods, and on Mondays, only food and textiles.

Located at a small square in downtown, Botermarket opens on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. It offers general goods and food on Mondays and on Fridays it is an ecological market.

In the Southeast of town, visit on Tuesdays Shoppingmall Schalkwijk. From 9:00 am to 4 :00 pm you can shop general goods and food. In the North, Floresstrat market has the same opening schedule.