Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Haarlem

Frans Hals Museum – Hof

A must for anyone interested in the Dutch Masters, this superb museum is located in the poorhouse where Hals spent his final years. The collection focuses on the 17th-century Haarlem School; its pride and joy are ei…
Top Choice Brewery in Haarlem

Uiltje Brewing Co

At its brewery 4km east of Haarlem's centre, Uiltje has a lively bar area and sunny courtyard where you can try its 10 draught and two cask beers, and an attached bottle shop for stocking up. Regular events include …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Haarlem

Restaurant ML

A glass-roofed courtyard and an art-gallery-style dining room at design hotel ML are the setting for some of Haarlem's finest dining. Intricate Michelin-starred dishes might include scallops with pea and shallot pes…
Top Choice Church in Haarlem

Grote Kerk van St Bavo

Topped by a towering 50m-high steeple, the Gothic Grote Kerk van St Bavo contains some fine Renaissance artworks, but the star attraction is its stunning Müller organ – one of the most magnificent in the world, stan…
Top Choice Brewery in Haarlem

Jopenkerk

Haarlem's most atmospheric place to drink is this independent brewery inside a stained-glass-windowed 1910 church. Enjoy brews such as citrusy Hopen, fruity Lente Bier and chocolatey Koyt along with Dutch bar snacks…
Top Choice Bistro in Haarlem

Restaurant Mr & Mrs

Unexpectedly gastronomic cooking at this tiny restaurant is artfully conceived and presented. Small hot and cold plates designed for sharing might include steak tartar with black truffles, white asparagus with honey…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Haarlem

DeDakkas

From the ground, it looks like any other multistorey car park but taking the lift to the 6th floor brings you out at this fabulous 2018-opened rooftop with a greenhouse-style glass cafe and timber-decked terrace wit…
Top Choice Market in Haarlem

Grote Markt

Haarlem is at its liveliest during its regular Monday and, especially, Saturday market, when its namesake square fills with stalls selling fresh produce, cheese, preserves, spices, nuts and ready-to-eat Dutch and in…
Cafe in Haarlem

Native

All-organic dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan and/or gluten-free at this laid-back contemporary cafe on leafy Breestraat. It doesn't take reservations; stop by for freshly squeezed juices, loose-leaf teas and…
European in Haarlem

Brick

You can watch Brick's chefs cooking risotto, steaks and gourmet burgers – not only from the street-level dining room but also from the 1st-floor space, which has a glass floor directly above the open kitchen. There …