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Supermarkets

Haarlem has got a lovely market on Friday and Saturday. I can recommend buying your fresh produce at one of these inspiring markets. In case you prefer a supermarket these are the ones to visit.
Little organic supermarket with lots of great things. Walking distance from The Smithy
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De Groene Juffers
44-ZW Meester Cornelisstraat
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Little organic supermarket with lots of great things. Walking distance from The Smithy
A big supermarket for all your daily groceries. It takes a 15-minute walk or five minutes by bike to get there.
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AH Soendaplein
18 Soendaplein
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A big supermarket for all your daily groceries. It takes a 15-minute walk or five minutes by bike to get there.
If you are having a drink in the garden or in front of the fireplace this is the place to get some pieces of cheese, sausage and a bottle of wine. It's a ten-minute walk from The Smithy.
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Zuivelhuis Het Oude
2 Kleverparkweg
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If you are having a drink in the garden or in front of the fireplace this is the place to get some pieces of cheese, sausage and a bottle of wine. It's a ten-minute walk from The Smithy.
Next to the cheese store Het Zuivelhuis is this liquor store that offers a wide range of interesting wines.
Bacchus Wijnhuis B.V.
22 Kleverparkweg
Next to the cheese store Het Zuivelhuis is this liquor store that offers a wide range of interesting wines.

Parks & Nature

This place is a lovely startingpoint when exploring the dunes. Find information and enjoy a coffee on their terras while the kids play in the playground.
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Bezoekerscentrum De Kennemerduinen
12 Zeeweg
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This place is a lovely startingpoint when exploring the dunes. Find information and enjoy a coffee on their terras while the kids play in the playground.
This is the closest and best spot to go to the beach. There are some clubs to get a drink and a bite to eat. If you prefer a quiet place, just walk to the north for about ten minutes and pick your spot.
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Bloemendaal aan Zee
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This is the closest and best spot to go to the beach. There are some clubs to get a drink and a bite to eat. If you prefer a quiet place, just walk to the north for about ten minutes and pick your spot.
Just a two minutes walk from The Smithy. This cafe is located in a former greenhouse. It is in the middle of a small park with some animals and a natural playing area where kids can play rough with sand, water and get dirty. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Check the website for their opening hours.
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Kweekcafé
9 Kleverlaan
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Just a two minutes walk from The Smithy. This cafe is located in a former greenhouse. It is in the middle of a small park with some animals and a natural playing area where kids can play rough with sand, water and get dirty. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Check the website for their opening hours.

Musea

This is the first and oldest museum in Holland. Is dates from 1784. It shows the relation between art and science.
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Музей Тейлора
16 Spaarne
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This is the first and oldest museum in Holland. Is dates from 1784. It shows the relation between art and science.
Great classic art collection.
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Музей Франса Халса
62 Groot Heiligland
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Great classic art collection.
Always inspiring! Take a look at their website to see what's coming up.
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Стеделейк
10 Museumplein
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Always inspiring! Take a look at their website to see what's coming up.
Highly recommended! The location, the building and the art are all worth seeing.
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Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
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Highly recommended! The location, the building and the art are all worth seeing.
When you fancy photography, Foam is the place to be.
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Музей фотографии
609 Keizersgracht
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When you fancy photography, Foam is the place to be.
At this local tourist center, you can get information about the history of Haarlem, local musea and also book guided tours.
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VVV Haarlem
2 Grote Markt
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At this local tourist center, you can get information about the history of Haarlem, local musea and also book guided tours.

Getting Around

From here you can take the train to Amsterdam City Centre every ten minutes.
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Haarlem, Station
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From here you can take the train to Amsterdam City Centre every ten minutes.
If you like to travel around by boat, this is the place to be. Very easy to book online.
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Haarlem Canal Tours
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If you like to travel around by boat, this is the place to be. Very easy to book online.
The best way to travel in and around Haarlem!
Green Bikes Rent
30 Kruisweg
The best way to travel in and around Haarlem!
A unique way to discover Haarlem is by boat. Bring some bites and cruise your way true the canals.
Greenjoy Boat Rental Haarlem
25 Wilsonsplein
A unique way to discover Haarlem is by boat. Bring some bites and cruise your way true the canals.

Drinks & Nightlife

You can take the train to Amsterdam but if you prefer to have a drink closer to home, these are my favorite places to have a drink at night.
Great place to have a local bear. Next to the big cinema.
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Jopen
2 Gedempte Voldersgracht
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Great place to have a local bear. Next to the big cinema.
Small cafe to have a beer and a snack.
Bar Boef
58 Kleine Houtstraat
Small cafe to have a beer and a snack.
If you fancy a special beer, you will love this. Nothing hipster about it, just a good old cafe.
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Proeflokaal In den Uiver
13 Riviervismarkt
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If you fancy a special beer, you will love this. Nothing hipster about it, just a good old cafe.
Great music for a night dancing! Check the website for upcoming events.
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De Marktkantine
6 Jan van Galenstraat
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Great music for a night dancing! Check the website for upcoming events.
Every week you'll find great artists on the Paradiso stage, located in the centre of Amsterdam.
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Paradiso
6-8 Weteringschans
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Every week you'll find great artists on the Paradiso stage, located in the centre of Amsterdam.
This is such a great place, a true gem! If you can get tickets it will be a highlight of your holiday. This open-air stage is surrounded by trees.
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Caprera Open Air Theatre
2 Hoge Duin en Daalseweg
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This is such a great place, a true gem! If you can get tickets it will be a highlight of your holiday. This open-air stage is surrounded by trees.
Experimental, creative beach bar where you can hang out all day and all night.
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Woodstock'69
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Experimental, creative beach bar where you can hang out all day and all night.

Sport and Relax

Fancy a day in the sauna? This is a local beautiful sauna with a lovely garden. You can also book a massage of beauty treatment.
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Банно-купальный комплекс «Риддерроде»
7 Velserenderlaan
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Fancy a day in the sauna? This is a local beautiful sauna with a lovely garden. You can also book a massage of beauty treatment.
Very close to The Smithy is a climbing hall with a chill atmosphere to hang out, even have a bite to eat.
climbing wall Haarlem
120-B Spaarndamseweg
Very close to The Smithy is a climbing hall with a chill atmosphere to hang out, even have a bite to eat.
Just opposite the climbing hall, there is a boulder hall. Great fun for kids and adults!
Boulderhal de Fabriek
1 Ben Viljoenstraat
Just opposite the climbing hall, there is a boulder hall. Great fun for kids and adults!
Haarlem is not Hawai... but after all playing in the waves can be so much fun. Surfana is the place to be if you fancy a surfing lesson or want to rent a surfboard.
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Surfana Surfschool Zandvoort
27 Boulevard Barnaart
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Haarlem is not Hawai... but after all playing in the waves can be so much fun. Surfana is the place to be if you fancy a surfing lesson or want to rent a surfboard.
Yes, this trend has also entered the canals of Haarlem. Sup means Stand Up Paddling. Standing on a big sup board balancing your way true the canals.
Supflow SUP Haarlem
6 Da Costastraat
Yes, this trend has also entered the canals of Haarlem. Sup means Stand Up Paddling. Standing on a big sup board balancing your way true the canals.

Shopping

When walking in the city center you will stumble into some lovely shops. For the big stores just follow the Grote Houtstraat, for the smaller, tasty shops follow the Kleine Houtstraat.
Three in one! It's a toy store, a coffee bar and your kids can play here. Great combination. Be aware it can be quit noisy.
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Meneer Paprika
19 Koningstraat
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Three in one! It's a toy store, a coffee bar and your kids can play here. Great combination. Be aware it can be quit noisy.
My dear friend Liselore makes beautiful ceramics. Her handmade cups are a favorite in my kitchen!
Lilo Ceramics Studio
68 Spaarnwouderstraat
My dear friend Liselore makes beautiful ceramics. Her handmade cups are a favorite in my kitchen!
Lovely clothes, shoes and even jewellery. All sustainable!
BrandMission
85 Zijlstraat
Lovely clothes, shoes and even jewellery. All sustainable!
I can not go to this store without falling in love with a piece of gorgeous, sustainable clothing.
Trade Studio
152 Grote Houtstraat
I can not go to this store without falling in love with a piece of gorgeous, sustainable clothing.
Trendy coffee bar creative neighbourhood De Vijfhoek. Native is a small coffee bar that services yummy, healthy food.
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Native Haarlem - Koffie
23 Breestraat
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Trendy coffee bar creative neighbourhood De Vijfhoek. Native is a small coffee bar that services yummy, healthy food.