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    lamp shop: home decoration

    by irisbe Updated May 14, 2003

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    Lamp shop at Haarlem

    I found many special shops in Haarlem, one of them was this shop where they sold all kinds of lamps.
    I think they not only love their flowers (look how nice the front is decorated on occasion of the flowerparade) but they love to make their interior as cosy as possible.
    You notice that when you look inside the pubs and the restaurants!
    In the centre of the city the streets are blocked with a "raising"pillar. You need a key to let it go down and pass.
    That makes the streets so great to stroll along: no cars! joepie!

    What to pay: I have no idea, as I was not going to buy anything I just enjoyed the goods that were sold.

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    Market in front of the city hall: Market shopping

    by irisbe Written Apr 28, 2003

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    Market in Haarlem

    On Saturday morning there was a small market in front of the city hall.
    There are certain things that will never lack on such market and that is a flower stand :-)
    Those Dutch are famous for their love for flowers!

    What to buy: Flowers, flowers, flowers

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    Fish and "verse maatjes" (young herring): Market in front of the city hall

    by irisbe Written Apr 28, 2003

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    fish fish, fresh caught, fresh sold

    You can hardly withstand the seducion to stop at a fish stand and buy some of that young herring...
    Even if we can get it in Belgium, they somehow seem to taste still better in the Netherlands `-)
    I suspect them to keep the best to theirselves ah! `-)

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    Zoë Men & Women: Cool fashion

    by martin_nl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Zo��

    Zoë is a shop where you are still helped in a personal way. The shop assistants will give you advice on what to buy and mix it wih what you intended to buy. You will always leave satisfied. The type of clothes are very casual yet very trendy IMO. Both women's and men's clothes are sold.

    What to buy: Zoë sells various brand, famous and not so famous. Brands include Diesel, Guess, G-sus, Indian Rags, Rare, Miss Sixty, Sabotage and many others.

    What to pay: This shop is not very cheap, but you will find something special here!

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    Schalkwijk shopping mall: On rainy days go to Schalkwijk

    by martin_nl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Winkelcentrum Schalkwijk

    When it rains and you do want to shop without an umbrella, you can go to Schalkwijk. There are many shops here ith one big roof on it. A lot of them are the same as in Haarlem city centre. If you drive here yourself, get ready....you can park for free!!!

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    Here you see Verwulft: City Centre

    by martin_nl Updated Dec 8, 2002

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    Verwulft

    The general shopping area in Haalem consists of the main shopping street Grote Houtstraat, Barteljorisstraat and Zijlstraat. Right in the middle of the Grote Houtstraat is Verwulft. Here you can see this building, which used to be the millenniu building of Haarlem. In big red numbers it counted down untill 2000. Left and right of Verwulft is called Gedempte Oude Gracht, where even more shops are.

    Haarlem is a great city to shop. You'll find many big cloting and shoe shops, and many other smaller and specialised shops. Haarlem was voted best shopping city of the Netherlands in 2000. Come and find out for yourself why.

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    Oil & Vinegar: Culinary gifts

    by martin_nl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    A bottle of tasty olive oil

    The shop is very exciting since you can taste a lot of things before you buy it. You can buy a lot of gifts here, not only for a party, but also for yourself.

    What to buy: You can mostly buy Mediteranean products like mustards, dressings, oils, vinegars, sugo's pesto's among a lot of non-food things related to the food, but that's obvious right? ;-)

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    Global Hemp museum

    by BlueBerry_7 Written Oct 29, 2002

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    GHM

    The Global Hemp Museum in Haarlem is a very nice and interesting place with all the information available on the wonderful cannabis plant. There is even a few plants growing inside and although they don't sell weed or hash you can certainly smoke your own while visiting the museum if you like.

    What to buy: Many products made of hemp and smoking accessories

    What to pay: Very resonable prices

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    Amazing supermarket building V & D: Supermarket in a great architectural building

    by irisbe Written Jul 31, 2003

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    Haarlem shopping centre

    We went for a bite on the top floor of this supermarket building.
    The other floors are reserved for all different kinds of stuff you can think of: food, cloths, fait divers.
    The Supermarket is housed in a beautiful Art Deco building, really a piece to see, if only for the architecture!

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    Drogisterij A.J. van der Pigge: An 1849 Drugstore

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 2, 2008

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    The old Gaper

    Talking about an original store! This drugstore was opened in 1849 and the present owner is a descentdant of the shop's founder. The interior still is the same as in 1849. In the 1920s the construction of the V&D departmentstore threatened to end the store excistence, but at the time the resistance of the shop's owner prevented demolishing and the shop became an integral part of the new construction.

    What to buy: Drugs for animals, oils, candy, herbs and more.

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    General info

    by isolina_it Written May 16, 2003

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    Haarlem has award-winning shopping facilities which draw many people from the surrounding areas as well as tourists. The main pedestrianised shopping street is the Grote Houtstraat which runs through the heart of the city, north to south, from the main square to the Houtplein. Many national and international chains can be found here along with a variety of clothes and shoe shops.
    The numerous, picturesque side streets in this area contain all kinds of small shops selling everthing from antiques to new age products. Exploring these streets is a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

    The modern suburb of Schalkwijk has a large indoor shopping mall which draws many people, especially on rainy days but the types of shops are not as diverse as in the city centre. Another shopping centre can be found north of the station in the suburb of Haarlem Noord, centred on the Cronjéstraat.

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    MMMM foooood !: How Flemish is Haarlem?

    by irisbe Updated Jul 5, 2003

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    Vlaamse Frites in Haarlem

    When walking to the streets of Haarlem something funny thing struck me: there were several shops or frites houses that refered to Flemish or Belgian!
    I tried to make an inventary of it.
    So here is the first one!

    What to buy: Verse Vlaamse Frites!
    Fresh Flemish frites!

    What to pay: It is about the cheapest meal you can get

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    MMMM foooood !: How Flemish is Haarlem?

    by irisbe Updated Jul 5, 2003

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    Flemish fries or Haarlemer Flemish?

    When walking to the streets of Haarlem something funny thing struck me: there were several shops or frites houses that refered to Flemish or Belgian!
    I tried to make an inventary of it.
    So here is the second one!

    What to buy: Fresh handmade Flemish frites!
    The Haarlemer Flemish!
    That is what the sign says!

    What to pay: About the cheapest meal you can get!

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    MMMM Belgian chocolats!!!: How Flemish is Haarlem?

    by irisbe Written Jul 5, 2003

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    Belgian chocolats invasion in Haarlem

    The invasion of the Belgian fresh chocolat shops!
    Not maybe highest in quality but sure considered price/qualtiy amongst the very best: Leonida's.

    What to buy: All kinds of fresh chocolats ofcourse!

    What to pay: Prices can only go up, last time it was about +12 Euro/kilo, which is, considered the good quality a very fair price.

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    V&D: Department Store

    by IceBear7 Updated May 16, 2005

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    The special hagelslag plates in Haarlem

    I might have a tip about that somewhere else on my pages, but I can tell you again. My favortie souvenirs are mugs, cups, glasses, plates, bowls etc etc. I just love using my souvenirs at home and think about my trips during breakfast, lunch, dinner and inbetween. Finding out if I'm in a Mexico mood, or rather have a glass of water Paris style, or a cup of coffee thinking about Mallorca etc.

    The mugs etc in souvenir stores are usually not my type of souvenir so I rather head to the department stores or kitchen equipment stores to find something there. The V&D Store in Haarlem had a lot to offer, and I had almost decided to get some espresso cups - when I saw the plates you see in the picture below. Perfect to use when eating my fav dutch food - bread covered in hagelslag :-)) I bought a second one with a croissant printed on. And in a supermarkt I got some hageslag of course and now have the ingredients for a perfect breakfast for the dutch moments in life ;-)

    Btw, on the 5th and 6th floor of the department store they have a really nice place to eat, check my restaurant tip.

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