Hit the shops in Haarlem! The low-traffic, monumental city centre is home to a huge range of exclusive shops, trendy clothes stores, charming antiques and curiosity shops and specialist stores catering to every shopper’s needs. And in the larger shopping streets, you’ll also find all the major (inter)national brands. This diversity, combined with 7-days-a-week opening has resulted in Haarlem being awarded the title of ‘Best Shopping City in the Netherlands’ on a number of occasions.
Shop off the beaten track
Perhaps the best-known streets in Haarlem are those included on the Dutch version of Monopoly: the Grote Houtstraat, the Barteljorisstraat and the Zijlstraat. But don’t miss the chance to explore the smaller streets characteristic of this historic city, such as the Schagchelstraat, Kleine Houtstraat, Anegang, Warmoesstraat, Koningstraat and Gierstraat: all of which feature a selection of unique shops and specialist stores.