Shopping in Haarlem

the best shopping city in the Netherlands

With the biggest range of shops in the Netherlands, compact historic centre and atmospheric Gouden Straatjes (Golden Streets), Haarlem is the number 1 shopping city, offering  exclusive interior design shops, trendy fashion shops, hip concept stores, vintage boutiques, children’s shops and artisanal specialist shops and major (inter)national chains. Haarlem is the place to shop. Also on Sundays.

Opening hours city centre shops
Monday 13:00 to 18:00
Tuesday and Wednesday 09:30 to 18:00
Thursday 09:30 to 21:00
Friday 09:30 to 18:00
Saturday 09:30 to 17:00
Sunday 12:00 to 18:00

View all shops in the centre of Haarlem

Shopping routes

Curious about the best-kept shopping secrets, the world of artisanal Haarlem, the most individual shops and the most beautiful shopping streets?
De Gouden Straatjes (Golden Streets), Authentic City and Hipshops Haarlem routes make shopping in Haarlem even more fun.
The Golden Streets and Hipshops are online available in Dutch. 


Almost every day, there is a market in Haarlem city centre. Besides the usual weekly and themed markets, there is an antiques, book and organic produce market. Mid-December, a two-day Christmas is held in Haarlem, with hundreds of Christmas stalls and special activities.

Shopping areas

Haarlem city centre is the most important shopping area of the city. The low-traffic, historic centre has everything needed for a great day’s shopping. Shopping centres outside the centre, including Schalkwijk, Kleverpark, Cronjé and Marsmanplein, also fulfil a major shopping function.

Haarlem shop

Visit the Tourist informatie office in Haarlem for nice gadgets, leaflets on events, museums, concerts and city walks; city maps, museum tickets and various gift vouchers. 

More information about the tourist information centre