The “Gouden Straatjes” are a unique part of Haarlem, with picturesque streets and special boutiques. This area with lots of shopping streets with plenty of fashion stores is just a 5-minute walk from the Station car park. From vintage stores to designer stores with expensive brands, there’s something for everyone!
If there’s one street that is popular on Instagram or Facebook, it’s the Warmoesstraat. It effortlessly combines cobblestones, stepped gables and a centuries-old courtyard with fine boutiques and stylish stores. This street is seen as one of the most beautiful streets in Haarlem because of its distinctive shops, eateries and stunning views of the St. Bavo Church.
The first half of the Zijlstraat (right around the corner of the Grote Markt) is characterised by stately monumental buildings and exclusive stores, the second half (after crossing the Nassaulaan) has smaller stores and trendy restaurants. If you love rummaging around second-hand stores for great and wondrous finds and trinkets, this second stretch of the street is paradise for you!
The Koningstraat connects the Grote Markt with the Botermarkt. This street, with more than 17 listed buildings, is home to a variety of stores, selling anything from fashion to delicatessen, and from interior design to toys.
Centuries ago, the Anegang was the entrance to a church and a Carmelite monastery (founded by a knight from Haarlem), today this street has shops showcasing the latest fashion trends and more. The intimate buildings with monumental bell, corniced and stepped gables house the most beautiful fashion brands in all imaginable styles.
The Schagchelstraat is one of the most artisanal and artistic streets in Haarlem. In addition to great fashion stores, you will also find a violin maker, coffee roasting house, piercing studio, several jewellery stores and art galleries.
The Kleine Houtstraat has twice been awarded the title of ‘Best Shopping Street in the Netherlands’. And for good reason, because it has the most amazing boutiques, special concept stores and a number of intimate eateries.
From children’s books to spelt bagels, from classic CDs, coffee beans or sneakers to “Haarlemmer oil”, the Gierstraat is full of surprises. It is almost impossible to imagine that in the past, a tram used to run through this narrow street. But it did! The Gierstraat is also home to perhaps the oldest store in Haarlem: Drugstore A.J. Van der Pigge, recognisable by its characteristic shop front and authentic interior. There are also stores focused on spirituality, cooking, children’s books, jewellery, classical music and more.
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