Shop until you drop

In Haarlem you can shop until you drop. The historic city centre is 'car-free' and home to many exclusive shops, trendy clothing stores, antique and curiosity shops and specialty stores. In the main shopping streets you will find famous (inter) national retail chain stores. Because of the wide variety of shops, Haarlem was more often than once voted 'best shopping city in the Netherlands'. Even on Sunday, most stores are open.

Street suggestions

* Warmoesstraat
* Kleine Houtstraat
* Gierstraat
* Schagchelstraat
* Anegang
* Koningstraat

Shopping routes: www.hipshops.nl

Shop suggestions

Ottomania – home accessories from countries such as Turkey and Syria.
* Number Nine – fashion for men and women.
* Sjakies – two special shops with all kinds of goods.
* Sissy Boy - fashion and interior.
* Wereld van Jansje - gift shop and lunchroom that employs people with disabilities.
* Cinq – (Main Square) special (Eastern) goods and fashion for women and babies.
* Portrait – coffee, clothes and assorted goods.
* Wonderwarenhuis DPRTMNT.
* De Huismuis - cooking shop.
* Van der Pigge - selling medicinal herbs and drugstore items since 1849.
* Boekhandel De Vries - great bookstore.
* The art of tea - teashop with everything a tea-lover might want.



Garden House Haarlem is surrounded by nature. There are singing birds, butterflies and flowers all around you. A 3-minute walk will take you to the Haarlemmer Hout, the oldest green national monument.

3 minutes in the opposite direction will take you to the Spaarne River. You can take the 'Spaarneveer' ferry (free of charge) across the river and take a lovely walk along the river and the sawmill.

Further afield, you can find beautiful places such as the Domain Elswout, and off course we would love to inform you further!

Further afield

The beach is less than 10 km away from the Garden House. On the beach, there are great hiking opportunities to, for instance, Ijmuiden (north) or Noordwijk (south). There are also several other beautiful opportunities for walking to the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland, the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen or the Spaarnwoude recreational area.

The bulb fields and Keukenhof during spring are easily accessible with public transport. There are also opportunities to rent an electric boatin the area.

You can literally go anywhere.


Food and drink

Haarlem is full of great restaurants, cafés and lunchrooms. Ask us for suggestions or check Iens.

The brewery in the Jopenkerk gives you the opportunity to see up close how the unique beer from Haarlem is brewed and taste all of beers that they make.


In the field of theatre, music and film, Haarlem is well versed. For the wide range of events and shows in Haarlem, check www.uitkranthaarlem.nl or www.haarlemxl.nl.


Frans Hals
De Hallen
Historisch Museum (Historical museum)
Corrie ten Boomhuis
Archeologisch Museum (Archeology)
Museum Het Dolhuys
Het Noord-Hollands Archief (Archives)
ABC Architectuurcentrum (Architecture)

Galeries and exhibitions



For architecture enthusiasts, it might be good to know that our Garden House is located in the Zuiderhout district. A great number of building in this district, along with our own home and the adjacent park houses in Tuinwijk-Zuid are the work of the architect J.B. van Loghem.

Haarlem is close to the sea on the border of North and South Holland.

It is 8 km to the beach and 15 km to Amsterdam from Garden House Haarlem.

It takes 5 minutes to get to the the city centre from Garden House Haarlem.