Haarlem is an historical city with a Medieval centre.
The city hall overlooking the Grote Markt (Big Market) and a lost local that thought she was outside the picture `-)
Fondest memory: At the time I visited there was a fair and a flower parade, so the city was pretty much alive.
This is the Vleeshal (that is why a red text hahaha).
It is a museum and it is just at the back of the Big Market, facing the restaurant Het Specktakel that we visited.
We didn't visited this museum because we had so many other things to do and to see.
I could add it on my list for next time visits !
Rent à bike and Tour around Haarlem. THE city offers so much small streets, parcs and the beach. By bike you have easy access to all. We rented the bikes at a most amazing store. It's à sort toystore but THE Also have bisar bikes and you van also have coffie and pie. The place is located in à small street right on THE big square, in dutch; de grote markt. The street is called; koningstraat 15. Have à good
trip in Haarlem!
Historic HAARLEM has a lot to offer you, especially in the old city centre.
De Grote Markt is the real centre.
You will see houses with the typically Dutch e.g.crow-stepped gables and old façades.
Every Saturday and Monday this place is the bubbling heart of this city.
This marketplace in Haarlem's very heart still radiates the charme of medieval times, when Haarlem played an important role in ART AND INDUSTRY.
During the Saturday and Monday lots of market vendors sell fashion, fabric and accessories at the foot of the mighty ST. BAVO church.
With a view on the GROTE KERK, de VLEESHAL, the old TOWN HALL and the STATUE of Lourens Janszoon Coster, you won't get bored while walking, shopping or having a drink there.....
From the atmospheric bars, restaurants, Grand café's and "pubs" you will enjoy being there.
There are also several museums nearby.
You can walk around the stands and buy whatever attracts you from 9.30AM till 5PM....
Lourens Janszoon Coster was regarded an important man.
He was a merchant, member of the city council, treasurer, judge, sexton and candle maker.
He is said to be the inventor of the art of printing.