Local hotspots

Check out our favourite spots!

So much to do, so little time in vibrant Haarlem. You’ll never get bored whether you visit its monuments, museums, iconic breweries or the beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal. We know the best spots when hungry or when desperately in need of shopping. We listed them up for you so you can venture out untroubled!

Museums

Marvel at the treasures of science, go back to the Golden age and immerse yourself in contemporary art. With over 10 different museums in Haarlem there’s something in it for everyone.


  • Teylers Museum 5 min. 14 min.
  • Frans Hals Museum 3 min. 6 min.
  • Corrie ten Boom Huis 3 min. 6 min.
  • Het Dolhuys 3 min. 6 min.

Sights

Book a tour through the Old Town and watch the city unfold around you. Discover all the little Almshouses, wonderful squares, canals and beautiful churches. Visit the Keukenhof or dive into the bustling nightlife of Haarlem. 


  • De Nieuwe Bavo 4 min. 11 min.
  • Philharmonie 4 min. 12 min.
  • Grote Markt 6 min. 12 min.
  • Het Patronaat 5 min. 15 min.
  • De Keukenhof 45 min. 25 min.

Shopping

Shop till you drop in the best shopping city of the Netherlands. Are you into small boutiques like Olivia & Kate, Best Kept Secret and Foof or do you prefer the Grote Houtstraat?


  • Grote Houtstraat 2 min. 4 min.
  • Olivia & Kate 4 min. 10 min.
  • Best Kept Secret 3 min. 7 min.
  • Foof 3 min. 9 min.

Iconic beers

Haarlem is an eminent beer city! Try a beertasting at the historic brewery Uiltje or visit the iconic Jopenchurch. Hop on the Beertour, visit bar Koops or taste our own special Zocher Blond beer in Bar & Kitchen Zocher… Cheers!


  • Uiltje Brewery & Taproom 16 min. 12 min.
  • Jopenkerk 5 min. 12 min.
  • Café Koops 4 min. 13 min.

Beach

Get a breath of fresh air, dip in the ocean or relax at a beachclub with your favourite drink in your hand. The beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are within a 20 minutes reach and are highly facilitated. We listed up some of our favourite beachclubs for you


  • Woodstock 29 min. 16 min.
  • De Republiek 28 min. 17 min.
  • Ubuntu 30 min. 20 min.

Food

A visit to Haarlem is often also a culinary visit. Haarlem offers an extensive range of vibrant new restaurants and bars. From hipster coffeeshops to cozy bars and trendy restaurants, from soulfood to high dining with a Michelin star, Haarlem has got it all.


  • Ratatouille Food & Wine 3 min. 10 min.
  • Fishbar MONK 5 min. 8 min.
  • ML in Haarlem 4 min. 12 min.
  • Frisk 9 min. 9 min.

Amsterdam

The bustling heart of Amsterdam is within a 30 minutes reach of the Carlton Square Hotel. Perfect for a day trip whether you travel by car or public transport. We listed up our favourite to do’s in Amsterdam.


  • Canal Cruise
  • Museumsquare
  • Anne Frank House
  • De Jordaan
  • Amsterdam North

Tips from the locals

Some of the favourite spots of our wonderful staff:


  • Go for lunch at De Overkant 5 min. 11 min.
  • High Tea at Canal Cruise Smidtje 5 min. 13 min.
  • Morning coffee at Native 3 min. 8 min.
  • Make your own chocolate bonbons at Olala 5 min. 13 min.

Discover the Golden Streets!

And play the interactive game.

Explore the Golden Streets of Haarlem, discover unique stories and unlock recommendations for local shops and cafes while resolving cryptic clues. This discovery game is played through a web app. All you have to do is open the link on a mobile! The trail is divided over 2.5 kilometers and takes about 1-2 hours.



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