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
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