Haarlem, Netherlands weekly outdoor food market

Haarlem, Netherlands weekly outdoor food market


It’s Saturday morning in the Dutch city of
Haarlem and the open market is in full bloom. It’s one of the larger and more lively market
squares in all of the Netherlands. Market day in a European city is generally
a lot of fun. You get a chance to mingle around with the
locals then have a look at the produce, and the cheese and the fruits and different clothing
items for sale, participating like a resident – and maybe you’ll find something good to
eat. It’s no surprise this big event is at the
central market square right in the middle of town next to the big church. On the map you’ll see the network of streets
in the old town, that was shown you in another movie and today we will focus on the market
square, right in the center. When traveling it’s not always easy to strike
up conversations with the locals but on market day everybody is ready to talk, so by all
means have some chats with the vendors. So what’s going on here? This is the market, every Saturday from 9-to-5. We have a lot of stuff here. You can buy fresh flowers, fresh fish, fresh
meat, fresh chicken, fresh potatoes. You can have anything you like. We have nice vegetables, food, that you can
eat it right away – very much fun. And it’s a good place to work. To work. Yes it’s a good place, it’s fun. We have nice buildings around us, and there
are nice restaurants, lots of people, all over the world, it’s nice. Yeah. We have them from America, from Canada, from
Australia, from France, from Germany, so. So it’s a real social place too. Yes definitely, definitely. A lot of conversation, also yes, strangers
meeting, also, and the people are coming from everywhere. They know this. They come. And it’s right next to the big church. The big church, you can go inside, it’s very
nice. And what are you selling here? We’re selling wool. From Holland? Yes, Dutch wool. It’s cold in the winter? Well we have Dutch winters – they’re not
that cold anymore, but. And I have some customers over there so I
am going on, thank you very much. Thank you. Bye-bye. Bye-bye. You’ll find clothing for sale as well, and
some hardware and other kinds of miscellaneous gadgets including a nice variety of bicycle
seats. The Dutch love flowers and are major world
suppliers but nothing is more Dutch than cheese. Is this cheese from Holland? Yeah it’s almost everything is from Holland
except this one and this one. The rest is from Holland. Every cheese is different. Goat cheese, farmer cheese. And how many kinds of cheese, how many varieties? 30, 30 kinds of cheese I think. You want some? Maybe a taste. Yeah. We’ve got some cheese from the farm and those
are raw, from raw milk. Not pasteurized? Not pasteurized, yeah. Like that one. So, raw? It’s okay? Try it, yes, sure. Not dangerous? Ha ha. Creamy and spicy. So it’s not pasteurized? No, no, it’s raw milk, raw milk, yeah, handmade
by farmers. In America raw milk cheese is legal but not
so common. It is required to be aged for 60 days out
of some health concerns but many argue that raw milk cheeses are more delicious than pasteurized
cheese with a spunkier, more natural and exciting flavor. Located in the middle of Europe and also being
very open-minded, the Dutch like cheese from other countries as well. No Dutch cheese. From France, Italy, Spain, Portugal. Oh all over Europe, no Holland. No Holland cheese, no. Aha. Pecorino with truffles, yeah. That’s a very exclusive cheese. Of course the heart and soul of any open market
is the produce, the vegetables, especially fresh and locally grown – a lot better than
frozen food from a supermarket. What is this? All organic food. We have all vegetables, organic, so very healthy. Where is it from? All in Holland at the moment. Most of the things are from Holland. Aha. Still, yeah. Holland? Is it the Netherlands or do you just say Holland
when you talk about your country? Netherlands, Nederland, Nederland, yeah. OK how much is that? 4.50 please. A bag of nuts is one of my favorites. OK. Have a nice day. One of the most fascinating elements of Dutch
culture are the bicycles, they’re everywhere. It seems like everybody has a bicycle, or
if you’re a tiny toddler you are on the front seat or the back seat or maybe in a little
cart that’s attached to the bicycle. It’s endlessly entertaining to watch the variety
of bicycles go by. Sometimes it’s like little pickup truck with
capacity for cargo and a baby. This clever lady gives her dog a workout and
gets pulled along on a free ride – notice she’s not pedaling. Somehow each bicycle is unique, and these
carts and carriages seem unusual to visitors from America but this is perfectly normal
here. Actually it’s a great way to get around of
course. And here’s how you load two frisky little
kids into the cart. Notice there is a front seat for the little
girl and a backseat for big brother, and room for cargo with a handheld loaf of bread. Get their shoes on, secure them in place and
push them along, get ready for the journey. It’s a normal daily routine. I have a theory that one reason that Dutch
are generally smart and sociable and outgoing and alert is they grew up on the front seat
of a bicycle with their eyes open and seeing the world spin by them. A very stimulating and daily experience instead
of being trapped into the backseat of a car as we do in many other cultures. The typical Dutch bicycle is very efficient,
with just one-speed direct chain drive, with no loss of energy, unlike fancier bikes with
multiple gears and derailleurs adding some friction and resistance. Another favorite item of mine are the breads,
the incredible dark and rich and heavy breads, with lots of seeds, and varieties, and textures. And you find this kind of good wholesome bread
throughout northern Europe – in Germany certainly, and Scandinavia which bears many
similarities to the Netherlands. And here we have fresh bread. Some of that’s actually baked right on the
spot, the some of these counters have brought along their ovens and so they can waft that
wonderful odor of fresh-baked bread out to lure you in and buy a loaf or two. Pick up some cheese to go with it and you’ve
got yourself an instant meal, maybe a picnic lunch or even dinner. If you don’t find anything to eat at the market
there are a number of cafés all around the market. There’s a beautiful corner bar here – people
kicking back watching the parade of people going by, having a drink or having a meal. It’s a perfect spot for a break before plunging
back into the market. And there’s always some kind of opportunity
for free samples so don’t be shy, they want to give it away to entice you to buy, for
example these wonderful olives. Where are the olives from? From everywhere, from the Mediterranean. Oh really? So variation of I think maybe 10 countries. Wow. The buildings all around the market square
are beautiful and historic. Most of them date back to the 1600s. You’ve got the old meat market, you’ve got
the weighing house, the City Hall, and the big church, the Grote Kerk, there is an archaeology
museum and some former residences of the nobles. You’ve got the visitor information office
here so stop in for some free maps and advice. Haarlem has a long history as an important
market town as far back as the 14th century when it was in its heyday. It was collecting tolls on the canal. It was a larger city than Amsterdam, and then
later in the 17th century it reached its cultural peak with artists such as Franz Hals living
here and creating many great masterpieces. It’s long been the capital of tulip cultivation
with the famous flower fields nearby in Keukenhoff and, even today it’s a major producer of a
variety of flowers. Well you can see how much fun this market
is but you’ve got to be here on a Saturday to catch all of this action. So if you can possibly arrange your schedule,
if you’re staying in Amsterdam and you’re around on a weekend, by all means come on
over to Haarlem and have a walk around the market and then see the rest of town. We have more movies about Haarlem so be sure
to have a look at our YouTube channel and subscribe so you can be notified about all
of our recent uploads. We’ve also got a series of films about the
Netherlands covering many of the highlights of this beautiful country, stay tuned.

100 Comments

  • Nancy Montenegro

    July 5, 2018

    Love your video….yeahhhhh

    Reply
  • Balaram Kalimbe

    July 7, 2018

    Wow

    Reply
  • Smallpotato1965

    July 28, 2018

    dutch bikes have multiple speeds, but the gears are in the hub of the wheel and the wiring hidden in the tubes. They LOOK simple, but they aren't.

    Reply
  • rachelle lewis

    August 3, 2018

    Thank you so much for the tour. It's beautiful and interesting. How I wish I was there physically.

    Reply
  • Nabanita Deori

    August 6, 2018

    Its a beautiful market..owsm plac..impress by ur video..keep going n keep filming ..gd luck..

    Reply
  • Frankie B

    August 7, 2018

    Absolutly enjoyed your video!! What a beautiful way to LIVE!!!

    Reply
  • sm vanwers

    August 7, 2018

    "The odor of fresh baked bread"? Odor has a negative connotation. How about calling it 'aroma'?

    Reply
  • Showkat Hossain

    August 12, 2018

    Visiting Holland this Sep, thanks for this nice video

    Reply
  • Srinivas Rao Vutla

    August 15, 2018

    Very good video.Inspiring life style.

    Reply
  • Gerben T van de Veen

    August 19, 2018

    You also need to visite the market on saterday in Spakenburg, there are stil people in traditionele kloding.

    Reply
  • Tina Hong

    September 1, 2018

    wooooo veri nice place

    Reply
  • Pieter Sweelinck

    September 6, 2018

    Hello,
    I'm Dutch living in the south of Holland.
    66 years of age and never been to Haarlem.
    Saw your vid's on Haarlem and will be going next saterday (three and half hours driving by car)
    You really gave an inside of Haarlem already
    So thank you so much.

    Reply
  • Mr Varus

    September 13, 2018

    The Dutch are a wonderful people.If you leave Amsterdam.

    Reply
  • John Vanegmond

    September 16, 2018

    0:36 Hey! Kids with phones almost get run over in the Netherlands too.

    Reply
  • Briggithe Monge

    September 21, 2018

    this video makes me feel very sad and happy at the same time. I was in germany two years ago and i wanted to go to amsterdam but i could not beacuse the time. I hope one day have the chance to travel to Europ again and visit holland.

    Reply
  • Raviraj h

    September 24, 2018

    Very inspiring lifestyle ….we here in India fedup of motorcycles…polluted the atmosphere…

    Reply
  • Sanjay Yadav

    September 30, 2018

    Very nice thanks

    Reply
  • Md Iqbal

    October 2, 2018

    Thank you Sir I am very happy to see your video, especially this place is my favorite

    Reply
  • Navdeep Kumar

    October 5, 2018

    Wish to visit Netherlands before dying.

    Reply
  • Devendra pednekar

    October 9, 2018

    Beautiful market,
    I had been there. There are lot of variety of food items, clothes, flowers, and other things..

    Reply
  • godfred osei kumi

    October 10, 2018

    yhis place it seem very good we dont see housefly

    Reply
  • Mr. Never_Say_No

    October 19, 2018

    @1:15 – Proud to be an Indian

    Reply
  • Julina's Kitchen

    October 25, 2018

    Thank you so much for the tour. Absolutly enjoyed your video. I liked and subbed. Hope you stay connected my channel also dearโค๐Ÿ‘

    Reply
  • zaheer uddin

    October 31, 2018

    7:50 the girl is extremely sweet and beautiful.

    Reply
  • Bangladeshi Girl Channel Tanjina

    November 4, 2018

    Wow

    Reply
  • huzain

    November 4, 2018

    Netherlands is not Holland but Holland is Netherlands. Is this correct. I'm always confused๐Ÿ˜•

    Reply
  • Surinder Kumar

    November 20, 2018

    Interesting video. Full of life. Your commentry informs a lot about ….

    Reply
  • Maria Schulga

    November 26, 2018

    I wanna live in the netherlands one day again and this looks like a city i might enjoy a lot <3

    Reply
  • thomas hall real name

    November 27, 2018

    Try buying something from the people you interview

    Reply
  • Bangla No. 1

    November 28, 2018

    I have subscribed your channel.

    Reply
  • Abdul Hadi Malik

    December 9, 2018

    In sha Allah when I will visit Netherlands I will surely visit on a cycle ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  • Beun007

    December 9, 2018

    Nice vid! But, more importantly for you Americans is the fact that Harlem in NYC has its name from here: Haarlem!

    Reply
  • Yoshikoใตใ˜ใŸ

    December 10, 2018

    Beautiful๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Reply
  • Nicoletta Ciccone

    December 28, 2018

    Wow so beautiful…bel posto…..schรถn! I like the bicycle, very helful to carry groceries and little angels too.๐Ÿ˜„

    Reply
  • Deepak Verma

    December 29, 2018

    No pollution no bikes cars here only bicycles veri good and veri beautiful..

    Reply
  • Deepak Verma

    December 29, 2018

    I love bicycles ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

    Reply
  • Deepak Verma

    December 29, 2018

    Veri beautiful fresh breads..

    Reply
  • Hannah Psp

    January 18, 2019

    You missed the whole eastern side of the Netherlands! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  • sanjay puranik

    January 18, 2019

    very beaytiful place indeed. awsome bicycles, no pollution ,nice photography, love from india

    Reply
  • Amazing Supergirl

    January 19, 2019

    WoW this is an incredible market. Love the bikes, flower shop, and bread! I canโ€™t imagine buying cheese thatโ€™s sat out all day though. Canโ€™t blame him for passing on the unpasteurized stuff!

    Reply
  • Anna K

    January 22, 2019

    we can't do bike in American big cities, like NYC, we tried we most of the year they have no use. those are much smaller countries w/ tiny streets.
    6:25 author say that as we do in other cultures, throw kids on the back of the car" or something like that. I want to say" "sir it's not abt culture, it's abt possibilities to physically be able to move around and get there faster & safer. Imagine all those bikes in NYC streets, are you crazy? I would not want it. Bike experiment didn't work here. The only summer, in the park, that's all.

    Reply
  • Indus Valley Civilization

    January 23, 2019

    This is the wonderful markets of Neitherlands.

    Reply
  • Frances Van Siclen

    February 9, 2019

    Dutch people are tall and good looking. And most speak English !!!!!

    Reply
  • Edet Effiong

    February 13, 2019

    Holland: "Eyen Efik, Calabar, Nigeria"
    "Ekomdo Ndito Ete".

    Reply
  • Edet Effiong

    February 25, 2019

    Holland: Royalty of The King of Heaven.

    Reply
  • anjani kumar

    March 11, 2019

    I was so close to harleem but this time not possible due to busy schedule

    Reply
  • ๊ถŒํ•ด๋“ 

    April 2, 2019

    ๋„ค๋œ๋ž€๋“œ๋Š” ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๊ผญ ๊ฐ€๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๋‚˜๋ผ
    ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

    Reply
  • jiwaku

    April 9, 2019

    Taste our bread! You wonโ€™t regret it. Itโ€™s soft, flavorful & bouncy. Put a layer of โ€˜Echte boterโ€™ on it and get a taste of heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  • BesteKanaal1

    April 11, 2019

    dutch cheese is the best in the world

    Reply
  • uwa oci

    May 6, 2019

    ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“โค๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›โค๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’Ÿโฃ๐Ÿ’

    Reply
  • Brenda Broadis

    May 8, 2019

    Very nice video.

    Reply
  • flying high

    May 14, 2019

    ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

    Reply
  • Padraigh

    May 20, 2019

    Thing with the dutch is, their real authentic markets don't sell fake or cheap fabricated stuff and food. it's real.

    Reply
  • Bangladeshi Girl Channel Tanjina

    May 25, 2019

    Wow

    Reply
  • JM

    May 29, 2019

    The City of Haarlem is in Noord-Holland, so you can say you are in "HOLLAND".

    Reply
  • JM

    May 29, 2019

    This is a beautiful country indeed.

    Reply
  • Rudolf de Lang

    June 2, 2019

    I was born in that beautiful city (1961)
    PS. Zuidpolderstraat

    Reply
  • Nirma Sudarsani

    June 4, 2019

    very nice .i like to go .the church also very nice

    Reply
  • mundl kalli

    June 18, 2019

    How about sticking toothpicks into the samples…..gross… everyone has their meathooks on the food…

    Reply
  • Ramila Padaya

    June 19, 2019

    Nice

    Reply
  • Michael Grieve

    June 20, 2019

    Nice video.Looks like a nice market to visit ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  • Ronald de Rooij

    June 22, 2019

    I was born and raised in Haarlem. Stayed in Haarlem during my study years in Amsterdam. Left the city at 30 to live in The Hague and now moved to a modern city. I will still be a "Haarlemmer" all my life. But, I would not want to go back. Many things changed for the good. There has been a massive, huge, overwhelming influx of highly educated people from Amsterdam (with money) who did not want to have kids in the overcrowded city of Amsterdam. There were no houses there. Now the same happened to Haarlem. It is crazy expensive to live there now. Also the atmosphere in the city has changed. It is now poshy in the city center. I am NOT saying that is worse, but just not so recogniseable for me anymore. What really improved is the city itself. It is now in so much better shape than only 30 years ago. However, I will never go back again. Too expensive and too crowded, narrow. I love my modern open spaces and lots of green, with silence. There is one thing I do miss a lot. In Haarlem you only have to bike a few minutes to go to beautiful polders and old Spaarndam (with Hansje Brinkers saving the dyke) if you go east. If you go west, it takes a few minutes to find the nature reserve in the dunes, the coast and the sea and if you go south it is 1 hour bike ride to the tulip fields in April. That all, I still miss a lot.

    Reply
  • Sajjad Khan

    July 3, 2019

    heel mooie en mooie stad, ik vond het erg leuk. groeten uit swabia kp west-pakistan

    Reply
  • Marina Odoom

    July 7, 2019

    Beautiful

    Reply
  • Blue Angel

    July 7, 2019

    Love this video and is in ENGLISH great.

    Reply
  • Ekipler Amiri Kenan

    July 10, 2019

    North is Holland, others sides are the Netherland

    Reply
  • Faceluck Cell

    July 12, 2019

    holland of the king

    Reply
  • Bimla Dhar

    July 15, 2019

    So nice I want to live their

    Reply
  • Maaike R

    July 24, 2019

    9:30 emancipation. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ช

    Reply
  • Benette Semper

    July 24, 2019

    Geen komentaar in hollands? Groete uit Oostenreich

    Reply
  • Fizeman

    July 29, 2019

    amazing country, watching this from cancun mexico

    Reply
  • chris vd S ,vuurwerkjunky71

    July 31, 2019

    kloten yuppen,met die p……bakfietsen,man man wat is dat een vervelend iets,en dan nog zo n huis vader,waarvan de vrouw zwaar geemancupeerd is en het huis houden financieel voor haar rekening neemt,nee die markt is echt leuk maar wel 20jaar geleden,toen het in het centrum nog arbeiders klasse verging,zo dat is er uit

    Reply
  • risma Baidjoe

    August 1, 2019

    I love Haarlem

    Reply
  • Peter Chess

    August 2, 2019

    I live in the neighbourhood of this city but i crew up here in my youth. Do you know that Harken in New York is called to our city? New York''s name in the 18th century was New Amsterdam when i understand ik well. Hou are all welcome here but not all at the same time ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    Reply
  • ActaNonVerba

    August 8, 2019

    The nicest thing of the Netherlands is that most of us are multi lingual, we do everything to make you feel comfortable and helping where we can. If you are also into "cheese" than visit Gouda, where the famous Gouda cheeses come from. The northside of the Netherlands ( Friesland, Groningen) is also worth to visit, especially for the lakes and sailing. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿค—

    Reply
  • Research0digo

    August 10, 2019

    Non-pasteurized cheese normally won't hurt you, dairy farmers know not to put the milk from a section of the udder if it has mastitis. ๐Ÿ™‚ Healthy cow's milk rarely harbors bacteria.

    Reply
  • Research0digo

    August 10, 2019

    I've read it's unusual to get ice in drinks, is this true, anyone? I really my iced tea, and ice in my water.
    My fav is smoked Gouda – yum! (or yam! in Dutch) ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you.

    Reply
  • saravanan Dmts

    August 12, 2019

    Very nice

    Reply
  • Doris Siverio

    August 12, 2019

    Buenos aguis en Holandad is mooie

    Reply
  • Doris Siverio

    August 12, 2019

    Harllen is mooie Stata

    Reply
  • K P

    August 13, 2019

    1 en al naaierij

    Reply
  • SUH CA

    August 14, 2019

    I love Haarlem โค because I lived and insha alaah
    I will visit soon

    Reply
  • quetzal coatl

    August 14, 2019

    And also big producer of Slim people ๐Ÿ˜not like America ๐Ÿคฏ

    Reply
  • Sheshi Vanampally

    August 17, 2019

    Iam feels very happy,

    Reply
  • Justin Tanis

    August 17, 2019

    You gonna smell my dutch haze in Haarlem when you walk by

    Reply
  • jim0648

    August 19, 2019

    Very nice video. Simple and informative. You did a great job capturing the essence of the market and the people. Looks like a market for the local people, not a tourist attraction filled with overpriced knock offs. We will be staying in Haarlem soon and look forward to sampling the delights of the market.

    Reply
  • Tim martino

    August 25, 2019

    You said many people visited to this place ..Do many Indonesian.people come this place meneer…

    Reply
  • BHOLE ASHOK

    August 29, 2019

    Very nice video

    Reply
  • Semih ร–zdemir

    September 2, 2019

    this is one of my favourite youtube video. i will go amsterdam again.

    Reply
  • Wong Wing Sang

    September 4, 2019

    Was here before so much to see and buy at these markets so lively try to visit holland as often as I can have relatives living there

    Reply
  • Satria Hadjo Baru

    September 6, 2019

    It's really amazing to be in Holland, I really enjoyed it

    Reply
  • Sabra Sultana

    September 8, 2019

    Good good

    Reply
  • KAMAL SINGH

    September 14, 2019

    I need a job netherled plz my help

    Reply
  • Research0digo

    September 20, 2019

    2:02 "they're not that cold anymore"

    Reply
  • David Cornelio Cornelio

    September 20, 2019

    Haarlem para todo el mundo hoy, maรฑana y siempre. Nederlandse honderd procent ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

    Reply
  • David Cornelio Cornelio

    September 20, 2019

    Very nice. Gefeliciteerd. Nederlandse honderd procent ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

    Reply
  • Rashid Mehmood

    September 27, 2019

    Thank-you for such lovely informative vedio

    Reply
  • Dina chanel

    September 27, 2019

    Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹ nice video Like Haarlem ๐Ÿ‘

    Reply
  • sivakumar kumar

    September 28, 2019

    Amstel..

    Reply
  • Ioakim makis

    October 4, 2019

    nice video…no helmets for the cyclists? ๐Ÿ™

    Reply

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