Haarlem is the best shopping city in the Netherlands. The premises are beautiful, the selection is unique and a nice terrace is never far away.
Although Haarlem is often called 'little Amsterdam', it is much more than that. Here you stumble over centuries-old museums, hidden courtyards, beautiful streets and squares, hip concept stores and dozens of cosy cafés and restaurants. Haarlem entrepreneurs are constantly on the move, supporting and strengthening each other. Within walking distance of the city centre, in the Sportliedenbuurt area, this is currently best seen. There is plenty of activity and development in this upcoming neighbourhood, with the converted Koepelgevangenis as the icing on the cake. And want to escape the city for a while? Then the dunes and beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are always nearby.