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Easter holidays in Haarlem (and surroundings)

Easter is just around the corner and that means it is almost time for elaborate brunches, celebrations with family and friends, spring crafts and of course lots of chocolate! Be sure to read on for child friendly restaurants, events, and lots of fun ideas to spend the holiday in Haarlem and surroundings.

Restaurant de Vogelensangh with terrace

De Vogelensangh

Open for a lovely brunch on Easter Sunday and the day after (also known as Tweede Paasdag), this child friendly restaurant will also be honored with a visit from the Easter bunny. And he has hidden quite a few chocolate eggs. Can you find the golden egg he has hidden as well?

Date: Sunday April 21st and Monday April 22nd
Time: Easter egg hunt from 10:30 till 11:30 and brunch from 11:00 till 3:00pm
Address: Vogelenzangseweg 182, Vogelenzang
Website: devogelensangh.nl

For reservations call: 023 743 27 12

Be sure to visit the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen after brunch. Both “Oase” as well as the “Panneland” entrances are about a 5 minute bike ride away from the restaurant.

Frisk aan het Spaarne

Located in beautiful old factory (the Drostefabriek), Frisk aan het Spaarne is definitely on the local hotspot list, even for families. Check out their special Easter menu: from a smorgasbord (breakfast buffet) to a Nordic Style high tea with lots of sweet delicacies and smørrebrød (rye bread).

Date: Sunday April 21st and Monday April 22nd
Time: open from 10:00am
Address: Max Euweplein 1, Haarlem
Website: friskaanhetspaarne.nl

For reservations call: 023 737 08 04 or email at: reserveer@friskaanhetspaarne.nl

After enjoying all the wonderful dishes and candy, it’s time to get fresh air! Close to Frisk is the Natuurspeeleiland, with lots of space to climb, jump and run!

On the day after Easter (also known as “Easter Monday”) you may want to pay a visit to 2 Turven Hoog which will take place in the Toneelschuur and the Philharmonie. A fun filled day with several events geared towards small kids (ages 1 to 7). Please check Toneelschuur’s website for more info and which performance is ‘language no problem’.

Bar & Kitchen Zocher

Aside from a delicious Easter brunch and dinner, Bar & Kitchen Zocher (located in the Carlton Square Hotel) have also planned an egg-fun filled day for their youngest guests. From an Easter egg hunt to painting eggs, to throwing eggs, your little one is sure to have a blast!

Date: Sunday April 21st
Time: Brunch starts at 12:30pm. The typical Haarlem eggstravaganza will take place from 3:30pm till 5:00pm (and includes chocolate eggs and lemonade for the kids).
Address: Baan 7, Haarlem
Website: zocherhaarlem.nl

For reservations visit their website or email: info@zocherhaarlem.nl

Bar & Kitchen Zocher is located close to the Teylers Museum which is the perfect place to explore fossils, skeletons, and several paintings. Or go hunt for dinosaur eggs! On Easter Sunday visitors (4 years+) can participate in a special workshop (helping dinosaurs come out of their eggs!).

Girl on scavenger hunt Stijn Konijn

Duincafé de Kennemerduinen

Open on Easter as well as “Easter Monday”, the Duincafé will host an organic brunch. For their small guests they have hardboiled eggs ready to be painted as well as a pancake free to decorate however you want! And be sure to search the surrounding dunes for hidden Easter eggs! Or visit the playground in front of the café.

Date: Sunday April 21st and Monday April 22nd
Time: Brunch will be served on both days at 11:00 and 2:00pm. The Easter egg hunt is at 11:00 and 4pm.
Address: Zeeweg 12, Overveen
Website: facebook.com/DuincafeDeKennemerduinen

For reservations call: 023 525 68 22 or email: duincafe@karmeliet.nl

Several restaurants located on the beach will host Easter brunches as well. Be sure to contact your favorite hangout prior to visiting to avoid disappointment as these tend to fill up rapidly. You can always enjoy a lovely walk on the beach or through the Kennemerduinen. Or how about a scavenger hunt organized by the Bezoekerscentrum Kennemerduinen (Stijn Konijn).

Wishing you all a lovely Easter holiday filled with fun and laughter!

Pictures and text by: Eva Cameron-Bakker in collaboration with Restaurant de Vogelensangh, Frisk aan het Spaarne and Bar & Kitchen Zocher. For collaborations please contact us.
Translation by: Fatima Fazli-Vermeulen

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