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 Amsterdam. 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. Every year she is crazy enough to take part in Nanowrimo, and has done so successfully since 2009. 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. She has a love hate relationship with her adopted hometown and often dreams of living in a thatched cottage, far from the madding crowd.
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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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