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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

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Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bar, Central European, Cafe
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Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3111
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Neat old building, great service, good food. Enjoyed classic Dutch cuisine here, twice while in Haarlem. Excellent views of street action. Good for people watching.

Thank trekdigest
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on the outside terrace looking out on the main square on a lovely summer evening. We had the special burger and it was very good. Excellent service in the sunshine. The cafe building itself is glorious inside. I'm desperate to try the upstairs next time. We will be back next month.

Thank FWTraveller
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here having read the recommendations on Trip advisor and were not disappointed. The Grand cafe is very well located on the main square and ideal fro people watching and a spot of lunch. We both ordered the Brinkmann burger; I don't usually choose a burger but this one was lovely with the addition of cheese,... More 

Thank Anita1439404
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely classy bar and dead central to where all the action is.Ideal for sitting out when the weathers good.

Thank Dominic W
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot get much more central that the Brinkman Cafe. It has been here for years, and I imagine will be here for years to come. We were here on our first night in Haarlem (I am from here, but my partner had never been), and wanted to have just a small bite to eat, and some drinks. The terrace... More 

Thank Monique O
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the main square. We went for a late lunch. 13 of us turned up and had great service. Excellent choice of beer, burger was great €13.50 and baked prawn dish was fantastic £16.50. Everyone enjoyed there food.

Thank stuc777
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always we go here with good weather because the square is always a good "observing" spot for the versatile crowd. It has never been great for service or food here and it normally takes quite long to get service here only this time it was worse then before. We were waited upon by a blond woman I saw here before... More 

Thank Chef-Bas-Kuurstra
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice large terrace with fast service. Had the stuffed mushrooms and a couple of drinks. I definitely will return to try the mussels as they were served appropriately.

Thank Rachid A
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

After all of the great reviews, we weren't very impressed. They were out of fresh mint tea, so we ordered regular tea with apple pie. The apple pie was served cold.

Thank DarcyDwy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Grand Cafe Brinkmann for a couple of espresso's and croissants. The croissants were fresh and warm served with strawberry jam. Very nice. Service was good, wait staff was very pleasant and allowed us to just sit and warm up. Interior of the cafe was very historical and had a cost feel to it. They had wifi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $21
Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bar, Central European, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?