Philharmonie: The local theater
The Philharmonie is the local Haarlem theater. The original building dates from 1873 and was designed by architect A. van der Steur sr.
At the start it was a concert hall.
In 1922 a pipe organ was build in the hall.
In 1999 the building was completely restored and expanded; a kind of envelop around the old building.
Dress Code: Depending on the venue.
- Theater Travel
- Arts and Culture
Here are the collegues of my...
Here are some people having fun in the garden of cityhall. They all work for the local government. Here they were having a barbecue and beerparty.
Normally only the major and other members of the political party can enter the garden. Also brides and their grooms can see the garden. It often happens when you are at the Grote Markt in Haarlem that couples get married and that you will be able to see weddingcouples on the stairs of cityhall.
Patronaat: Live music and dj's
Fri & Sat 00.00 - 4.00 Dj's dance, techno, d&b and so on...
Rest of the week 21.00 - 11.30 live performances.
BEWARE: This place is not open every evening. Check their website http://www.patronaat.nl for the actual programme.
Entrance: This depends on what live performance or dj plays that evening. Check their website or call: 023 - 5326010 for information about this.
Most of the time the music is very nice here. Unfortunately the visitors are sometimes very young (17, 18 years old). Despite of that, this place is worth to pay a visit to.
Dress Code: No dressode.
Stalker: Clubbing time!!!!!!
It has two floors of good music. The one downstairs usually plays trance and those kind of music while the lounge on d first floor plays all kinds of music.... it has nice ambience and though rather small, it's one of d best club in Haarlem for my taste
- School Holidays
Guantanamera's Salsa-Night: Kokonoches Cafe
For salsa-lovers I can highly recommend Tuesday and Thursday evening.
DJ Valeriano plays salsa tunes. It's very busy during Tuesday and Thursday because these are salsa dance nights.
If you like to dance, or just like to drink something at the bar and take a look at all the nice dance couples feel free to enter. You can go there with a dance partner, but you don't neccesairily have to. Just ask someone to dance.
I think the other evenings at Kokonoches Caf? are not so special because there are not so many people and the music and public is different.
Tuesday: Salsa Cafe 21.00 - 00:30
(bar open till 2.00)
Thursday:Salsa Cafe 20.00 - 00.00
(bar open til 4.00)
Friday: 20.00 - 04.00
Saturday: 20.00 - 04.00
Sunday: 20.00 - 02.00
Dress Code: Dress casual, no Sneakers, no trainingssuit.
Cafe Fidel: Drinking cocktails in a Cantina Cubana
Tue - Thu and Sun 16.00-02.00
Fri and Sat 16.00-04.00
Closed on Monday
Cocktails, cigars, tapas and salsa. This is a real cantina Cubana.
For only 5 euro they will serve you nice cocktails like mojito's, carpariñas en Cuba libres. Do you like another cocktail? Just ask them and they'll make it for you. Of course they also serve the good old beer (for example heineken).
The tapas are nice as well: Chicken legs, stiffed meat, salad, artichoke etc. All served with bread.
The music is nice, the people are friendly.
On Friday and Saterday evening there's a safetyguard at the door. This is to prefend annoying people from entering the bar.
Dress Code: On Friday and Saterday evening there's a safetyguard at the door. Don't wear sneakers or a trainingssuit, otherwise he won't let you enter. Dress casual.
Stiels: Stiel's Jazz Rythm and Blues
Mo- Fri 21.00 - 2.00
Sat & Sun 21.00- 4.00
Live music by diverse artists during weekdays (except for Friday) and on Sunday. Music: Jazz, blues, soul, r&b, funk but also wellknown hits.
Friday and Saturday a mix of soul, funk, r&b, disco (70's and 80's) and recent hits.
You can drink something at the bar or dance in the back. The dancefloor is small but used by many people. Friday and Saturday you'll find me on the dancefloor most of the time.
During the weekend (Friday and Saturday evening) it's very buzzy and hot here. It's worthwhile to take a look though, because the people are very nice and the atmosphere is excellent.
The bartenders are very friendly and work hard and quickly.
A securityguard is at the door during Friday and Saturday evening, to prefend annoying people from entering.
Dress Code: You can dress casual. The only things you shouldn't wear are sneakers and a trainingssuit.
A securityguard is at the door. He won't let you in when you wear these cloths.
Cinema Palace and Brinkmann Cinema's: Cinemas
Haarlem has two cinema's that are centrally located in the shopping district.
You'll find Cinema Palace only a few minutes walk from the Houtplein in the shopping street Grote Houtstraat. This Palace only has 1 big theater so there are not many films shown here. Usually they do have the biggest movies of the moment.
Brinkmann Bioscopen (Dutch for cinema's) is located on the Grote Markt. It is bigger than the Cinema. but it is not my preferred one. I always check for the movies in Palace first. Reason is that Brinkmann is not very clean compared to Palace, and the screens are quite small too. Ususally I go to Amsterdam if my favourite movie is not shown in Palace.
Café de Musketiers: Nice bar and dancing
I've been here a few times and although nothing spectacular the atmosphere is good. In the middle there is a big round bar, seperated in 2 parts and differnt heights and the side of the bar is covered with a zebra print. In the corner is a nice place where you can show your dancemoves. The music played varies a lot.
William S O'Brien: Irish Pub
Nice pub with live music various nights in the week. Also sports are broadcasted when there is an interesting game on. The selction of beers is ok, and the prices are not bad at all. The pub is quite large and you can even eat something here. Good atmosphere!!!
Dress Code: Whatever....
Patronaat: Heaven In Haarlem
This place describes itself as Heaven in Haarlem. It's a place you can experience some of the nightlife of Haarlem. Patronaat is used for concerts and parties. If you want to know what's on tonight, just check out their site.
Willie Wortel's: Coffeeshopping
The Willie Wortel Sinsemilla is a great nightlife spot to hang out. On certain weekends there is a live DJ slamming out tunes and sometimes they contests on DJing to win money, weed, and pipes or bongs.
Dress Code: Casual
Nightlife in Haarlem, well...
Nightlife in Haarlem, well there's so many! You can visit a classical concert in the Concertbuilding, go to the theater in the Theaterbuilding, go to the cinema (for example Cinema Palace at the 'Grote Houtstreet' or Brinkmann Cinemas (6 cinemas underneath the 'Grote Markt' in the little shoppingmall Brinkmann), visit a popconcert in Patronaat, go to the disco or club Stalker (for adults only)or go to several (dance)bars.
Dress Code: For a bar you don't have to dress fancy, for a club/dancing: dress hip!
Every 5th of may, when people...
Every 5th of may, when people celebrate freedom of World War II there are big festivals in every big town. Towns like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Den Haag, Middelburg, Zwolle, Den Bosch, Maastricht, Arnhem, Assen, Leeuwarden, Lelystad, Utrecht and Groningen give big popconcerts with national and international celebraties in their mainparks. This festival is called 'Bevrijdingspop' (Pop of Freedom) and takes place from 10 am till 12 pm. Also at the festival T-shirts, necklaces, snacks and drinks are sold.
The atmosphere is wonderful especially when the weather is good. You can see celebraties like 'Boyzone' (you can see them on the picture).
Dress Code: Dress informal.
In summer when some people...
In summer when some people celebrate their birthday for example, they give a gardenparty in the evening. Don't have doubts when you are invited, just go! It is a lot of fun, there is music, snacks and drinks. Lights hang everywhere and in summer it's nice and warm.
Dress Code: Dress informal