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. Use our Haarlem trip planning tool to visit Grote Markt on your trip to Haarlem, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Necessarily with the train to Haarlem. Quickly accessible and how a little Amsterdam, but cleaner and not so grubby. Beautiful old town and nice boutiques and small restaurants. Beautiful canals and a windmill. A trip pays off. If the weather is nice, continue by train, in 15 minutes is one of the sea and can wonderfully stroll.
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  • This is where all the characteristic side streets of Haarlem lead. At the center is the Grote Kerk (former cathedral now Protestant) around which there are a buzz of busy cafes and restaurant terraces...  more »
  • All beautiful houses with beautiful facades. The St. Bavo in the middle. Gorgeous. We were there on Saturday and then there's market. Something obstructs the view, but also fun!
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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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