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Grote Markt, Haarlem

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Grote Markt, Haarlem's main square, is lined with famous buildings, as well as bars and restaurants. City hall, Vleeshal, Hoofdwacht, and Grote Kerk all border the square. See Hoofdwacht, which was built in the 13th century and is generally regarded as the oldest building in Haarlem. If you're able to visit on a weekend, enjoy the busy market that takes over with vendors selling a range of goods. Put Grote Markt on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Haarlem vacation generator.
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Many visitors to Haarlem choose to stay in the historical town center, which offers easy access to the city's outstanding museums. Centrally located four- and five-star rooms and suites offer all the amenities you need, but they also come at a steep price. For slightly less expensive lodgings, check out the good-value guesthouses and self-catering apartments just minutes from the city's main train station. You can also visit Haarlem from nearby Amsterdam, which offers a greater variety of affordable hotel and hostel rooms.
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  • We were in the Grote Markt several times during our recent stay inn Haarlem. It is a great place to sit and relax in a local cafĂ© and watch the people come and go. Haarlem is a beautiful town with a m...  more »
  • We spent the morning in Amsterdam but wanted a more relaxed afternoon so we headed to nearby Haarlem. Haarlem is about half an hour from downtown Amsterdam by train and is a darling town. The market w...  more »
  • You can find coffee, indoor and outdoor restaurants. In Saturdays, a great market with almost everything with quality and by cheap prices  more »