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The center of town is found at Grote Markt. The dominate feature being Grote Kerk, or St Bavo church. A great place for food, pubs or just people watching.
According to local legend, Haarlem-born Laurens Jansz Coster (1370-1440) invented printing in 1423, 16 years before Gutenberg.
On one side of the Grote Markt is the Stadhuis, which translates as Town Hall. Many of the Dutch towns I saw had very pretty Stadhouses (?!)
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STANDBEELD VAN LAURENS JENSZOON COSTER
En la Grote Markt se erige la estatua de Laurens Jenszoon Coster, que de acuerdo a los habitantes locales, fue, junto a Gutenberg, el inventor del tipo móvil
HET GROTE MARKT
La plaza principal es la Grote Markt, flanqueada con restaurantes, cafés y punto central de edificios históricos.
'Vleeshal' translates to 'meat-hall' and I really cannot explain to you what that is, except that it's the name of this nice Manneristic building designed by architect Lieven de Key.
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The Frans Halsmuseum has various exhibitions all year round in the Vleehal and also in the Verweyhal.
Go and see the Vleeshal...
Go and see the Vleeshal (museum) and the Vischhal (expositionroom) on the Grote Markt in Haarlem. There is so much to see!
Laurens Jansz. Coster monument
Laurens Janz. Coster was the first person to invent printing in 1423. He did it already 16 years before Gutenberg did. This 19th century statue commemorates this innovation.
This magnificent example of Dutch Renaissance achitecture was a 'meat hall' when built in 1603 and is now used as an exhibition place for modern art.
This impressive building was the 13th century hunting lodge of the count of Holland and became the Town Hall in the 14th century.
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