Where to eat in Haarlem
Haarlem is a perfect city for a shopping day with friends or for a day out. Plenty of shops, restaurants and museums to be found. So where to eat in Haarlem? With a friend we ate our way around Haarlem and these are 5 restaurants we loved. Haarlem is also one of the best cities in the Netherlands to visit, so there’s more than just good food to be found here.
De wereld van Jansje
It’s a lunchroom and giftshop in one. They have cute sustainable items in the shop part and delicious homemade food to eat. They employ people with an disability.
I’ve been here twice, once for cake and tea and the other time for lunch. Loved it both times. The food is delicious and I love the ambiance of a lunchroom in a shop. So don’t skip De wereld van Jansje (Jansje.nl) on your shopping trip.
Grote Houtstraat 45
2011 SC Haarlem
We love the burgers on the menu here. It’s a chain invented by Robert Kranenborg, a famous chef from The Netherlands. They serve a variety of burgers and sides. We had lunch here and loved the flavor of the burgers. Next to meat burgers, they’ve also got vegan burgers.
For a good burger go to Thrill Grill.
Oude Groenmarkt 26-28
Indonesian and Surinamese cuisine are served in this restaurant and takeaway place, 2 flavorful and delicious cuisines. Upon entering the restaurant the food is displayed at the counter. You can pick your own dish and either take it home or sit down.
The food was excellent and I will be visiting this place again.
For good, authentic Indonesian and Surinamese food go to Sinar Cinta.
2011 LA Haarlem
023 711 9000
Popocatepetl The Mexican
We had lunch at this place and had delicious food. We could have stayed here all day long. They serve Mexican cuisine. On the menu are dishes like huevos rancheros, Mexican hotdog, nachos, carne asada and enchiladas.
For delicious Mexican food go to Popocatepetl.
2011 HJ Haarlem
023 551 1901
This is such a fun and cosy place to sit down and have a drink. Preferably with something sweet. Bij Babette is a tearoom. They have numerous options in flavors for tea and serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
We had tea and cake on the side here. Bij Babette has delicious cake and a good ambiance.
2011 PW Haarlem
Haarlem has lots of good options for lunch and dinner. Hopefully with these ideas you can also eat your way around Haarlem.
We also have a guide about restaurants in Tilburg.
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When I was in Haarlem for a short day, I didn’t have too much time to find a place to eat. The best I could come up with (actually, my teens suggested this) was a chips ( french fries) place on the way to Grote Markt. I like your suggestion much better. The Mexican restaurant would have made everybody happy.
The Mexican restaurant was indeed really good, and although fries are good, if you want a little bit more the Mexican restaurant would have been perfect.