Peter’s personal recommendations for Haarlem

Scroll down to see my personal recommendations in Haarlem, you can click on the bold text to get to the Google Maps location of the establishment.

All of you good luck in Haarlem!

And don’t forget to write me a review here of course ;)



De Dakkas
Trendy and hip. A glass house on top of a parking. Visit website

Quality food with nice view on the Spaarne river. Visit website

India Palace
If you like Indian food, this place offers a lot of quality at a very reasonable price in an authentic Indian atmosphere. Visit website

Peper’s Pannekoekenhuis
A bit out of town, located in Bloemendaal. Great pancakes, but also other foods if you are not into that. Great location on top of a hill, with great view on Haarlem and the sea. Visit website


De Jopenkerk
Brewery in an old church. Great cafe! Visit website

A nice bar at the central square. A bit pricy & upmarket with quality snacks. Nice for an afternoon drink in this ‘see & be seen’ place. Visit website


There is no Amsterdam style nighlife in Haarlem, but people love to go to see cult movies at De Filmschuur. Visit website

Best take away: Warung Pojok Sari, near Central Station Haarlem. Great if you like Indonesian food.


A bio market, every Friday.

Antique Market
Every 2 weeks on a Saturday from June till the first week of October.


Near Central Station Haarlem. A visit to the museum, located in a centuries old former leprosarium, plague hospice and madhouse, is an experience focused on the wonder and versatility of the mind. Come visit and allow yourself to wonder about what is normal. Are you normal? Visit website

Corrie ten Boom Museum
This museum can only be visited with a guided tour. Guided tours of the Corrie ten Boom Museum are given every week, Tuesday through Saturday. Tours take around an hour. During WW2 Corrie and family supported and hid Jews and people from the resistance that wanted to escape nazi prosecution. Corrie and family were very devoted Christians. Corrie survived the nazi death camps and began to work to work as a missionary after the war. Visit website

Frans Hals Museum
Famous Dutch Golden Age painter that liked to portray people as they are and often in a merry mood with drinks at hand.  Visit website

Teyler Museum
Perhaps the oldest museum of Europ, dating back to 1778! Science, fossils and art. Actually, it is like a museum about museums, with a collection that appeals to all ages and interests. Visit website


Haarlemmer Kweektuin
Nice park with old castle ruins. A good place to enjoy an afternoon tea or coffee. In the north of Haarlem. Visit website.