Restaurants in Haarlem


Haarlem is filled with establishments that make the taste buds tingle with delight. Only Maastricht has more cafés and restaurants but Haarlem takes the lead among cities located above the great rivers. Its rich culinary experiences are celebrated during ‘Haarlem Culinair’, an event that is held each year in August. Stop by and enjoy the specialties offered by several restaurants in the city centre.

We have compiled a list of tips to help you navigate your way through the city’s overwhelming number of coffee bars, lunchrooms, cafés, restaurants, bakeries, and specialty shops.

Eating in Haarlem

Jopenkerk (Gedempte Voldersgracht 2): The former Jacobskerk church is now occupied by a fully operational brewery, which offers a comprehensive breakfast and lunch, cocktail hour and a rich variety of beers.

Lambermon’s (Korte Veerstraat 1): This French-style brasserie is located in the historic city centre and offers an extensive menu. The restaurant has a number of beautiful suites in which you can spend the night.

Truffels (Lange Veerstraat 4): With its top-quality French cuisine, Truffels’ cooks serve a new and exciting six-course meal each month at a fair price.

Vis en Ko (Spaarne 96): If you love fish, you should definitely visit the most popular fish restaurant in town.

Restaurant ML (Kleine Houtstraat 70): This restaurant was awarded a Michelin star and will spoil you with delicious food in a beautifully renovated 17th century national monument.

In ’t Goede Uur (Korte Houtstraat 1): Everything is about cheese and wine at restaurant In ’t Goede Uur. They serve the best cheese fondue combined with a glass of excellent wine.

Café Restaurant Stempels (Klokhuisplein 9): An excellent establishment with an excellent menu. Enjoy the wonderful food at this former printing house.

Hofje zonder Zorgen (Grote Houtstraat 142a): One of the nicest places in Haarlem for breakfast, lunch or high tea.

Grand Café Nobel (Spaarne 36): Choose a spot inside the monumental building or find a table on the terrace by the water. After that, you only need to take your pick from the comprehensive wine, lunch and dinner menu.

Restaurant Zuidam (Scheepmakersdijk 2a): A contemporary restaurant on a historic shipyard with two terraces, which catch the morning and afternoon sun.

Brasserie Van Beinum (Klokhuisplein 3): You will definitely have a good time at Van Beinum, where you can go for a good salad, a juicy burger and fries, or a really good cocktail with some tasty snacks.

Dodici (Smedestraat 47): At Dodici you can order several small dishes which you then share with the rest of your table. Your dinner with friends will turn into a joyful exchange of flavours.

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