Best things to do in Haarlem

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Jopenkerk Haarlem
2 Gedempte Voldersgracht
178local recommendations
BB40 Haarlem
BB40 Haarlem says “Jopen has restored the age-old Haarlem brewing tradition to its earlier glory. A former church in th...” ·
2. Teylers Museum
16 Spaarne
179local recommendations
Edward says “The oldest museum in the Netherlands, Teylers Museum was founded in 1778 after its namesake, a wealt...” ·
3. Haarlem
130local recommendations
Jeanette says “Het prachtige Haarlem barst van allerlei soorten kleine winkeltjes waar je oneindig in kunt rondneuz...” ·
4. Frans Hals Museum
62 Groot Heiligland
151local recommendations
Edward says “Established in 1913 in one of Haarlem's most important historic structures, the 17th-century Old Men...” ·
5. Grote Markt
129local recommendations
Marco says “De Grote Markt in Haarlem is een groot plein in het centrum van Haarlem, waaraan een aantal oude en ...” ·
6. Haarlem
11 L Stationsplein
83local recommendations
Myrthe says “The star-cast of the Ocean-films have been here. Part of Ocean's Twelve was shot at our local Train ...” ·
7. City Beach the Oerkap
95 Harmenjansweg
56local recommendations
Deborah says “Hippy cum squat style bar and pizzeria on a river beach near the train tracks in the middle of Haarl...” ·
8. Patronaat
2 Zijlsingel
60local recommendations
Erkan says “Thanks to strong programming and its distinct character, cultural centre Patronaat has been one of t...” ·
9. The St. Bavo Church in Haarlem
22 Grote Markt
61local recommendations
Koen & Linda
Koen & Linda says “On the big market square (called 'Grote Markt') you find this iconic church. A must see during your ...” ·
10. Pathé Haarlem
41-43 Zijlvest
59local recommendations
Tam And Coco'S Place
Tam And Coco'S Place says “Another Cinema of Pathé. It's closer by than Pathé Arena and it has bigger chairs. But if you want t...” ·
11. Dodici
47 Smedestraat
44local recommendations
Dennis&Lirette says “Italian winebar with great food and wines. Great service they provide free water next to your wine. ...” ·
12. Windmill De Adriaan (1779)
1A Papentorenvest
50local recommendations
Erkan says “There are few sights more quintessentially Dutch than that of a windmill looming over a river, and t...” ·
13. Café Colette
22 Oude Groenmarkt
41local recommendations
Heidi says “My favourite restaurant in Haarlem. A nice French Bistro. Good food, lovely wines and a great spot n...” ·
14. Anne&Max Haarlem
68 ZW Zijlstraat
37local recommendations
Katka says “Lovely cafe with nice staff, good food options and good coffee. If you manage to get in before 10:00...”
15. Marqt
66 Gedempte Oude Gracht
34local recommendations
Katka says “This is a "hipster" grocery chain in Noord Holland which sells organic and locally sourced foods. If...” ·
16. Restaurant Zuidam
2A Scheepmakersdijk
30local recommendations
Robin says “This lovely restaurant is right beside the windmill. They have a nice terrace in summer. The food is...” ·
17. Museum Corrie Ten Boomhuis
19 Barteljorisstraat
31local recommendations
Bea And Rudy
Bea And Rudy says “During World War II, the ten Boom family provided a hiding place for Jewish people and members of th...” ·
18. Museum Het Dolhuys
2 Schotersingel
34local recommendations
Erkan says “The Dolhuys resembles an old church, but actually sheltered people with contagious diseases like lep...” ·
19. Café De Vijfhoek
20 Wolstraat
29local recommendations
Marie-Anne says “This cafe is in a special neighborhood, called de Vijfhoek. With many nice shops, café's, restaurant...” ·
20. Hotel Restaurant Loetje Overveen
260 Bloemendaalseweg
36local recommendations
Noelle says “Best rump steak in the neighborhood. They make it the old fashioned way. With lots of gravy. Also ...” ·
21. Centrum
28local recommendations
Rosa says “Met het meest gevarieerde winkelaanbod van Nederland, een compacte monumentale binnenstad en de sfee...” ·
22. Haarlemmerhout
32local recommendations
Koen & Linda
Koen & Linda says “Go for a stroll in the oldest public park in The Netherlands and hang out at the music chapel, have ...” ·
23. Slagerij Mabrouk
2 Tuchthuisstraat
22local recommendations
Vincent says “This famous Maroccan delicatessen has yummy snacks (e.g. olives, cheeses, dips, etc.) but also fresh...” ·
24. Meneer Paprika
19 Koningstraat
28local recommendations
Koen & Linda
Koen & Linda says “This is the coolest toy store in the city!! They have e-ve-ry-thing; from beautiful books, tons of l...” ·
25. Spaarne66
66 Spaarne
26local recommendations
Erkan says “You won’t forget the directions to Spaarne66, and once you get there, you might never want to leave....” ·
26. Hofje Zonder Zorgen
142A Grote Houtstraat
26local recommendations
Aemilia says “Search the 20 almshouses. On Friday and saturday at 14h00 you can discover Haarlem with a tour guide...”
27. Ratatouille Food & Wine
96 Spaarne
22local recommendations
Jochum says “Oke, this is for the culinairie food lovers. This is a treat. Great staff, wonderfull, surprising fo...” ·