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Nightlife in Haarlem

Are you looking for a nice cafe? Want to find the best terraces in town? Where are the best clubs in Haarlem? Check out our list of hot recommendations for a night on the town in Haarlem below.

  • Dance all night long at Patronaat, Club XO, or Club Stalker.
  • Enjoy music, cabaret and pleasant company at one of Haarlem’s cafés.
  • Sunny weather? Order a drink in the sun on one of the café terraces on Grote Markt or Botermarkt.


Café de Vijfhoek

Café de Vijfhoek is located in the very centre of Haarlem. The piano is there for a reason, so feel free to start a little jam session.

Address: Wolstraat 20

Café Stiels

This is the place to go in Haarlem for jazz, rhythm and blues.

Address: Smedestraat 21

Proeflokaal In den Uiver

This old-fashioned jazz café always welcomes strangers. The tasting room offers a broad range of beers, Dutch gin (jenever) and whiskies.

Address: Riviervismarkt 13

Café ’t Kantoor

You will feel right at home in this beautiful café. It organises cabaret or music performances on a regular basis.

Address: Gierstraat 78

Wijnbar Viqh

With over 120 wines to choose from, it’s easy to spend the entire evening at wine bar Viqh.

Address: Grote Markt 4

Taverne De Waag

Eat, drink, enjoy the sun on the terrace, watch the boats passing by, listen to live music and admire the historic monument De Waag.

Address: Damstraat 29


If you want to have a drink in the sun, watch the boats sailing on the Spaarne or just enjoy some people-watching in the open air, find a place on one of Haarlem's many terraces. The biggest, most popular terrace is located on the Grote Markt. There are nice places on the Botermarkt, Klokhuisplein, Damstraat and along the Spaarne as well.


The agenda of Patronaat (Zijlsingel 2) has it all, from dance to heavy metal. De Lichtfabriek (Minckelersweg 2) is a cultural centre. There is always something going on in its three auditoriums. Club Stalker (Kromme Elleboogsteeg 20) is the place to party every night of the week. One of the most popular dance clubs in Haarlem can be found on the Grote Markt: Club XO. If you really want to dance the night away, go to Club Ruis (Smedestraat 31). Its doors open at 11 in the evening and don’t close until 5 in the morning.

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