The centre of Haarlem

The Grote Markt in Haarlem is a large square in the center of Haarlem, with a number of old and well-known buildings, such as the Grote or Sint-Bavokerk (more than 80 meters high) and the town hall.

The Grote Markt was formerly known as Het Sant. That name dates from a time when the market was still unpaved.

There is an important Haarlem symbol on the Grote Markt; Lautje, the statue of Laurens Janszoon Coster, a pioneer in the field of printing that was often seen in the Netherlands as the inventor.

The weekly market takes place twice a week on the Grote markt. On Monday you can go here for a wide range of fabrics, clothing and haberdashery at the real market prices! On Saturday you will find a large assortment of flowers, vegetables, fruit, cheese and fresh products. If you do not need anything, it is still fun to go there and enjoy the cozy atmosphere that hangs on this beautiful location in the heart of Haarlem!