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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily...


Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable from Central Station. De Opstapper (hoek Prinsengracht), bussen 18, 21 en 22 en tram3. The Opstapper (corner Prinsengracht), buses 18, 21 and 22 and tram3.

Parkeergarage: Parking:

Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p/u) Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p / h)

Pinautomaat: ATM:

Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk en Korte Prinsengracht Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Korte Prinsengracht

Koopavond: Evening:

Elke donderdag tot 21 uur. Every Thursday until 21 hours.

Koopzondag: Sunday shopping:

Enkele winkels zijn open op zondag. Some shops are open on Sunday.

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The Best in Europe, Haarlem in The Netherlands

Our family explored Europe and so far of all the places we have been, Haarlem was the best, we stayed in an Airbnb apartment for 3 nights, it was 15min train ride away from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family explored Europe and so far of all the places we have been, Haarlem was the best, we stayed in an Airbnb apartment for 3 nights, it was 15min train ride away from Amsterdam. Just strolling around Haarlem will give you a sense of satisfaction. A bit expensive but definitely worth it. The locals were very kind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stay at this street and plenty of things to enjoy at this street. A lot of coffeshop, cafe, restaurants, Markt, Grocery stores and bar around to choose. It has number of boutique shop and very interesting street for shopping too. It will be very quite around 7 or 8pm and its really peaceful during night.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sonethibg different than the other shoppingstreets in Amsterdam. The street is quite long, but kind of narrow full with shops. It's not that wellknown with tourists, but underrated for what it is. The atmosphere is great, and has a look of an old shoppingstreet, much better than the other shoppingstreets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Regular Brit visitor to the Dutch capital and this area I always stay in and eat in-really pretty with some quirky shops. Just ten min walk form central station train entrance and your away from the main bustle. Quentin England hotel is ok for people not minding things a little rough inside although some rooms have been painted. 3/4 coffee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Enchanting canals, boutique stores, gourmet restaurants and cool bars fill this neighborhood. This was the first time that I had visited Haarlemmerstraat and it's definitely a 'keeper'. The Vesper Bar was incredible. You've got to go there and get the signature drink. We stumbled on to De Belhamel restaurant and it was the best. The service and the food were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I love spending my time in this area. Good vibe, cafes, vintages and beautiful old building. One of my favorite places in Netherlands so far. Not far from Amsterdam and you can find cheaper accommodation here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A walk along the Harlemmerstraat is a must while in Amsterdam. It's a great mix of hip little shops,cafés,vintage shops and on the 1st half coffeeshops full of tourists at 9am.Start at the central station end, walk down to the Harlemmerplein and grab a coffee from some of Amsterdam's best barista's.Walk back towards the station and grab a bit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Wandered up after visiting the market. What a thriving area with a great vibe. Great variety of shops and " coffee" shops. Funky clothes etc and closer to home than I thought.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you want to be treated badly by arrogant staff then you have found the perfect place! If on the other hand you want a pleasant experience go somewhere else, anywhere else

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Haarlemerstraat has everything. Great place for a stroll with lots of bars, shops, cafes and coffeeshops.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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