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Bars and nightlife in Haarlem

Top bars

“16 minute walk (1,2 km) from Stadsvilla Parkhage Former beautiful church converted into a brewery, grand cafe and tasting room. Home to Haarlem's famous Jopen Beer. Open Monday-Sunday 10:00 - 01:00 Address: Gedempte Voldersgracht 2”
  • 171 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Cozy wine bar. Wide selection but you can't really go wrong with any. Best mulled wine during winter season. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
“This cafe is in a special neighborhood, called de Vijfhoek. With many nice shops, café's, restaurant. Very special atmosphere.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
“Great toy store with lunch room. Good place to have a coffee with young kids”
  • 29 locals recommend
“Anything on the menu here is delicious. Accompanied by a gorgous glass of wine. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Nice setting on the spaarne in the centre of Haarlem. Nice usual and unusual dishes. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Beatiful spot. On top of a parking garage. Food is not amazing but ok. Drinks very good.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Art-house movies, dance- and theatre performances. The building is designed by a cartoonist and it's a wonderful place to go.”
  • 18 locals recommend


“Southern American comfort food at its best. Don't expect a BBQ although they do serve good meat. This is more a lobster type of place but then very relaxed. Servers are super nice and prices are fine. Food is really good. I personally love their hamburger (nice and smokey) and Victor loves the brisket. They have live music often, check out their Facebook.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“One of the 2 nightclubs in Haarlem. This small club is open until 05:00 Most of the time visited by young people ( around 20)”
  • 1 local recommends
“Best shisha lounge from Holland. Good crew, nice cocktails and great music.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“Haarlem - Check out their website, the programming might have a nice surprise for you.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Philharmonie Concert Hall, until 2001 known as the Concert Hall, the concert hall of Haarlem. The building is used for many shows and performances in various music genres and art forms.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“A bar with live music (bands) every night from 10 pm till 1 am, except for Saturdays.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Haarlem is a neighbouring municipality to Amsterdam and is the capital of North Holland, with a metropolitan population of 155,000. The history of this city dates back to pre-medieval times when early settlers sought trade on the North Sea and had to gain passage through Haarlem to reach Amsterdam. Situated in the Grote Markt Square, the Grote Kerk, or St. Bavokerk is the premier church in Haarlem and stands as one of the cities most recognised landmarks. Constructed in the 1500’s after the destruction of the previous wooden building, the Grote kerk has stood ever since as an imposing structure in the heart of Haarlem. With a plethora of beautiful stained glass windows, a huge ornate Organ (That has been played by Mozart and Handel), and a beautiful design featuring wooden ceiling beams, this church is a wonderful religious structure.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Jazzfestival in Haarlem, 16-20 August 2017. Open air. Walking distance, MainStage on de Grote Markt”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Industrial monument at the end of my street that was used to transport electricity into the city during end 19th century until approx 1950's. The large rooms are now used for parties and events. Check their calender fo dance events and other parties. ”
  • 1 local recommends