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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

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$$ - $$$
Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bar, Cafe, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3111
08:00 - 00:00
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Met family in Haarlem and the terrace was busy. So we went inside. We had coffees, apple cake, gin tonics and some other snacks. All good and reasonable. Would recommend.

Thank dinacar
Willingdon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great spot, clearly stepped in history, one can only imagine the number of people who have been through this building for refreshments. Comfortable with views of the square and nice food and drink.

1 Thank MattJ1985
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grand Cafe Brinkmann is located at the Grote Markt, the main place in Haarlem. It has been in existence for more than 100 years. It is representative for classic Dutch coffee houses (not to mix up with coffee shops, which do not serve coffee). Other than drinks, they also offer a range of food. We had some hot chocolate... More 

Thank tmk010
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went for a valentines dinner and it was beyond our expectations, it's always good food and wines, but the meal for 2 was wonderful food, and fabulous service My husband sent an email to Brinkmanns and also got a reply. ( very unexpected)

1 Thank jokerwin
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We decided last minute to go to dinner with our friends, they've been here before so thought we would try and get a table. We were lucky to be seated quickly, served in good time and the waiter was attentive but did not annoy. The dishes we ordered were cooked well and to our liking. Atmosphere was busy but not... More 

1 Thank NatalieSeesTheWorld
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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283 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

After our christmasdinner at Stempels, we decided to have some drinks at grand cafe brinkmann. Allways a good place to have an extra chat while you enjoy a nice beer. They had my favo fruitbeer, so I was happy.

1 Thank Tbirdt-bird444
South Bend, Indiana
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

There are many good restaurants in Haarlem but if you want a grand cafe experience comparable to others this one will exceed expectations. Whether outside on a sunny June day or inside for lunch on a cold New Year's Eve, it will not let you down. Pleasant staff, a fairly wide ranging menu, and wine, beer or spirits, reasonable prices.

1 Thank Amy R
The Netherlands
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I went for coffee, but it wasn't really nice. But Café Brinkmann is pretty nice during the summer - just because of the location

Thank Pipaluk1
Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Sit outside, face the square and order anything on the menu and enjoy the vibe and atmosphere of this great town! Ps. Try the "Koffie verkeerd"

Thank Eduan K
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Haarlem provides the essential antidote to the manic city of Amsterdam. Opposite the church in the Grot Mark is this very popular restaurant. It must be good, we thought, as every table on 2 floors was occupied. All ages, all shapes and sizes. My wife chose the goat's cheese salad and I ordered the burger with cheese and bacon, but... More 

Thank Jeff R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
Dutch, European, Contemporary, Bar, Cafe, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 532 3111

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?