Haarlem, the capital city of the province of Noord-Holland, is also referred to as the exuberant city of the North. You can wander along the canals, enjoy beautiful art, you can go shopping and you will find fine restaurants serving delicious food. Haarlem is a wonderfully atmospheric city in which to experience the Dutch autumn.
- Haarlem is the perfect city for a weekend away from home.
- Do you love art? Then you should visit the Frans Hals Museum or Teylers Museum.
- Stroll through sweet little shopping streets and find a table in one of Haarlem’s great restaurants.
Art and Culture in Haarlem
In addition to the many historic buildings you’ll see in the old city centre, Haarlem is also renowned as an art lovers’ city. Visit the beautiful Teylers musem, De Hallen, or visit the Frans Hals museum, where you can admire the works of Hals himself as well as those of Jan Steen and Jacob van Ruysdael.
3 x culinary enjoyment in Haarlem
After a day spent wandering through the beautiful city of Haarlem, having visited museums and walked through the loveliest shopping streets, it’s time for something nice to eat and drink and that can be excellent in Haarlem! Haarlem has a wide and varied range of cafes and restaurants, as well as many culinary goodies produced in a traditional and sustainable manner.
We have already selected 3 favourite addresses:
1. Café Colette
A cosy, not too formal restaurant in a fine brasserie style. Enjoy the many wonderful international dishes.
Address: 22 Oude Groenmarkt, Haarlem
2. Restaurant ML*
In this beautifully converted Neo-Renaissance building, the kitchen prepares a combination of classic and modern dishes of absolute top quality. Well worth the Michelin Star.
Address: Klokhuisplein 9, Haarlem
3. VIQH Wine Bar
A must for wine lovers! An atmospheric wine bar where you can try many fine (but also very affordable) wines, together with small, tasty snacks. Perfect for an autumn afternoon.
Address: 4 Grote Markt, Haarlem
Stay in a B&B
Stay in a Bed and Breakfast during your time in Haarlem and enjoy the extra personal hospitality. You'll be staying in the most beautiful of locations, with a host who can give you many unique tips and ideas. View the range of options and book your holiday here.