At the western end of the Grote Markt stands the florid, 14th-century town hall, which sprouted many extensions including a balcony...
Haarlem’s modern and contemporary art museum resides within two historic ‘halls’: the 17th-century Dutch Renaissance Vleeshal , a former...
Corrie ten Boom House
Also known as 'the hiding place', the Corrie ten Boom House is named for the matriarch of a family that lived in the house during WWII....
Café Het Melkwoud
A fine place to nurse a beer (vast selection by the bottle) with ecofriendly locals in ancient wooden surrounds behind ceiling-high...
De Haerlemsche Vlaamse
Practically on the doorstep of the Grote Kerk, this frites (French fries) joint, not much bigger than a telephone box, is a local...
Grote Markt information
Large Grote Markt, with its flanks of restaurants and cafés and a clutch of historical buildings, is a good place to start an exploration of Haarlem. In the centre of the square stands the 17th-century Vleeshal, a former meat market, and the Verweyhal, an old fish market; both serve as modern art annexes of the Frans Hals Museum.