Globetrotting in Haarlem

Yesterday I went shopping in Haarlem with my husband. What a turn up for the books! He was dashing in and out of the shops and bought an Ortlieb rucksack, frying pan and a new pair of van Lier shoes, whereas I didn’t buy anything!

Haarlem is a great town for shopping. There are many privately owned stores and the service is more personal and friendlier than in Amsterdam. It’s only a fifteen minute drive away from Amsterdam, or a short journey by train. While we were there it started snowing and I took some nice pics. Please excuse some some snowflakes on the phone lens! Below are links to some of the shops we visited and the St Bavokerk.

Mabrouk – Turkish delicatessen
Vind Iets – Quirky vintage shop
Candle Store
Household and Haberdashery Store – Bink
Sjakies – Furniture, rugs, textiles and handmade jewellery
Dille & Camille Everything for kitchen, garden and interiors made from natural materials.
St Bavokerk – Gothic church in Haarlem


About susancarey

Angela writes using pseudonym, Susan Carey. She has dual nationality, GB/NL and lives in Nijmegen. Susan has had short fiction published on multiple platforms and was a runner-up in the 2018 and 2017 Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Competitions. Her writing has also been published and performed by amongst others: Mslexia, Liars’ League, Reflex Fiction, the Casket and of course the wonderful Writers Abroad. In 2020 she published her short story collection, Healer. Tweets at @su_carey
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4 Responses to Globetrotting in Haarlem

  1. BonMinou says:

    Looks like you had fun!


  2. nessafrance says:

    You didn’t buy anything?! Get a grip, girl, and go for a bit of retail therapy. The shops sounds great and the photos are super – I love the church.


  3. pfornari says:

    Lovely photos, Angela…real snow!


  4. susancarey says:

    Thanks! Quality of photos could be better but they capture the atmosphere nicely.


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