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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  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful spot, always clean and safe. Nice restaurants, and shops. Always full with families and some days there's open markets, lovely sight.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Find the Grote Markt in Haarlem very nice (the number of special and/or beautiful buildings is large) and atmospheric. Many terraces where you can relax and many shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. There are also many Jazz festivals such as Haarlem and Haarlem Culinair. A great and vibrant place where Haarlem can be proud of.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We visited with friends during the Saturday market. Enjoyed seeing the different vendors' goods, bought some yummy stroopwafels freshly made there. The square is a typical old European city square wit...  more »

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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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