Haarlem was already an important center in the Golden Age for trading and shopping. You can still find this trading spirit in the Golden Streets. Get in the mood and taste the atmosphere.
Warmoesstraat is named after a forgotten vegetable, chard or warmoes. It’s among the most beautiful streets in Haarlem, with its characteristic shops, fantastic places to eat and stunning view of Grote or St. Bavokerk (St Bavo’s Church). The paving stones in front of the buildings reveal what shops they once housed.
This shopping street, which connects Grote Markt to Botermarkt, has no fewer than 17 listed buildings. You will find a very wide range of shops here, from fashion to delicatessen and from interior design to toys.
Centuries ago this street gave acces to a church and a monastery (founded by an actual knight of Haarlem), nowadays you will find the newest fashion trends and more in this street. In the cozy shops with different types of facades, you will find the most beautiful brands and all kinds of fashion items.
Kleine Houtstraat also boasts a number of artisanal shops, selling things like handmade bonbons and silk lampshades, but is also popular because of trendy clothes shops, exceptional specialist shops and an outdoor shop.