Grote Markt, Haarlem

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    Stadthuis

    by leics Written Apr 4, 2015

    The Stadthuis is one of the three buildings which really stand out on Haarlem's Grote Markt (the others being St Bavo and the Vleeshal). It stands on the west of the square.

    Originally, from around 1100, there was a wooden building on the site which was used as a hunting lodge by the Counts of Holland. William ll (who preferred to live in Den Haag) donated the lodge to the city but it was largely destroyed by fires in 1337 and 1351.

    A new building was commissioned and what you can see today includes part of that early Medieval (1400s) building as well as later additions from the early 1600s. Before the changes of the 1600s only the front par of the building was used as a city hall. The rear was used as cloisters for a Dominican monastery.

    The building still functions as Haarlem's city hall, with administrative offices, the tourist information office and regular weddings. I haven't yet managed to see inside it, having always mistimed my visits, but I know that it houses many interesting historical artefacts as well as being of architectural interest itself.

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    STADHUIS

    by RORRO72 Written Apr 13, 2003

    Al costado occidental de la Grote Markt se encuentra el Ayuntamiento del siglo XIV, que creció grandemente en los siglos que siguieron, incluyendo un balcón desde el que los fallos judiciales se daban a conocer. El Salón de los Condes contiene pinturas del siglo XV y normalmente está abierto en horario de oficina.

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    VERWEYHAL-VLEESHAL

    by RORRO72 Written Apr 13, 2003

    Al centro de la Grote Markt están el Vleeshal del siglo XVII y antiguo mercado de carne que hoy acoge exhibiciones de arte contemporáneo y el Verweyhal, de estilo renacentista y diseñado por Lieven de Key, que acoge la colección de arte moderno del Frans Halsmuseum, incluyendo obras de impresionistas holandeses y del movimiento COBrA. Son conocidos ambos edificios colectivamente como De Hallen, abriendo de 11 am a 5 pm de Lunes a Sábado y de 1 a 5 pm los Domingo

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    Town hall

    by OlafS Written Feb 25, 2003

    The town hall has its origins in a medieval court of the counts of Holland; for a long time Haarlem was the second city of Holland (of Holland, not of The Netherlands), after Dordrecht. Several later rebuilts resulted in the current look, an attractive mixture of styles.

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    A lively Saturday market

    by lotharlerch Updated Apr 21, 2006

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    We were lucky to visit Haarlem on a Saturday. So we could stroll through a great and colourful market.

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    Grote Markt

    by SnoopySue Written Aug 29, 2003

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    According to local legend, Haarlem-born Laurens Jansz Coster (1370-1440) invented printing in 1423, 16 years before Gutenberg.

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    Grote Markt

    by BobD Written Oct 18, 2004

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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.

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    Market day

    by BobD Written Oct 18, 2004

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    There are regular open market days on the Markt. A variety of goods can be found. I found flower bulbs to bring home from here. I still can enjoy my trit to the Netherlands every summer.

    Flowers anyone?

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    Vleeshal

    by martin_nl Written Nov 21, 2002

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    The Frans Halsmuseum has various exhibitions all year round in the Vleehal and also in the Verweyhal.

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    Go and see the Vleeshal...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Go and see the Vleeshal (museum) and the Vischhal (expositionroom) on the Grote Markt in Haarlem. There is so much to see!

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    Laurens Jansz. Coster monument

    by martin_nl Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    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.

    Laurens Jansz. Coster monument

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    Town Hall.

    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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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    Verweyhall.

    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    HET GROTE MARKT

    by RORRO72 Written Apr 13, 2003

    La plaza principal es la Grote Markt, flanqueada con restaurantes, cafés y punto central de edificios históricos.

    Grote Markt und Stadhuis

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    STANDBEELD VAN LAURENS JENSZOON COSTER

    by RORRO72 Written Apr 13, 2003

    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

    Standbeeld van laurens Jenszoon Coster

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