Hotspot Haarlem; OU Boutique by Val + Rose

Haarlem is one of my favourite cities for shopping. The city is packed with small independent stores and cozy lunch rooms and coffee places. Lately a new wave of shops and restaurants has upped the like-ability of Haarlem even more. On my latest shopping spree in Haarlem I fell in love with OU Boutique by Val + Rose, on Kruisstraat 40. This uber hip concept store is the perfect stop for browsing unique gifts, trying on original designs, or getting a vitamin boost at their juice bar. The … [Read more...]

Hotspot Haarlem: Atelier 8

As the holidays are approaching we go out shopping again. But fear not, because I know all the good places to go gift shopping! One of my favourite addresses in Haarlem is the lifestyle shop Atelier 8. The shop is in a cute little street but locals know their way towards the shop. Atelier 8 has so much to choose from: large and small home decor items like vases, throws, lamps, and chairs. But also bathroom essentials like hamam towels and kitchenware like mugs and tea towels. And ofcourse there … [Read more...]

Hot spot Haarlem: Pand 10

Hidden in the back of interior warehouse Van Duivenboden interieur and of restaurant Meneer Frans you'll find another inspiring home decor shop. Pand 10 is an excellent place to find on trend home decor items and beautiful design furniture. They have mostly Scandinavian and Dutch design furniture and accessories. A hidden gem in Haarlem!  - Gedempte Oude Gracht 88 … [Read more...]

Hot spot Haarlem: van Duivenboden interieur

Haarlem has so many nice shops that you really need more than one day to explore the city. One shop that shouldn't lack on your shopping list is the interior warehouse Van Duivenboden interieur. The shop has been in Haarlem since 1921 and has been a trend setting store ever since. Located in a monumental building you can walk around the different rooms and spaces and admire the furniture and home decor accessories. There is a lot of Dutch and Scandinavian design. On the second floor you'll find … [Read more...]

Hot spot Haarlem: Ottomania

I'm currently in Turkey but you can follow me on my instagram if you like to see what I'm doing and experience Turkey through my eyes. It's my first time in this beautiful country and I love it!  Turkey has been on my wishlist for years. Whenever I'm in Haarlem I always visit the Turkish Lifestyle and Design store Ottomania. I love the store's design in typical Ottoman style with beautiful tiles, and a wooden wall cabinet. Their elegant artisan products like hammam bowls, Turkish design … [Read more...]

Postcard from Haarlem

I've been spending a lot of time in Haarlem lately. One of my best friends lives there and together we've been hotspot hunting and exploring the best coffee places and little boutiques. What I love about Haarlem is that there are so many good restaurants, independent brand boutiques, and picturesque streets. I love to take side streets and alleys to uncover beautiful postcard picture houses and streets. The people in Haarlem really know how to spruce up their curb appeal with gorgeous plants and … [Read more...]

Hot spot Haarlem: Portrait conceptstore

Conceptstores are abound in Haarlem. One not to miss on your next shopping spree is conceptstore Portrait. The store is located in a former horse stable that was transformed into a robust space with bare walls, sleek tiles and a concrete floor. They promise beans, cotton and things. The beans refer to the coffee bar and corner where you can enjoy a good cup of Guatemalan Zagadabi coffee, freshly baked pastry, or lemonade. The vintage furniture, which they upholstered themselves, are inviting, … [Read more...]