Monday, March 11, 2019
Haarlem - 8th & 9th of March - 22616 steps
Last week I went with my dear friend Marieke to Haarlem. Marieke & I got to know each other in 2011, she was one of the participants of my second crochet workshop in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.
We became friends from the start and a few years later she also joined me on the Cool Crochet workshop in Marrakech.
We share our passion for green (flowers, plants, gardens) but also for vintage, interior, art, culture and crafts.
We planned a mini break to London actually, but because of Marieke's pregnancy we decided to have our girlfriends getaway in Haarlem and booked a room in boutique hotel Staats.
Coffee & cakes at By Babette
Lunch with homemade empanadas at Native
We bought some plants at the neighbor across the street, Klavertje Vijf
Dinner at De Dakkas
Breakfast at De Dakkas (we loved it and wanted to see the view in daylight)
Teylers Museum, 200 kinds of green, botanical art
Lunch at Martinus
In between we did some shopping (favorites; Ottomania & Vintage Curator), but we mainly talked and laughed a lot, while we went from breakfast, to coffee, to lunch, to drinks, to dinner...
and in case you want to visit the city, travel by train; Haarlem has the most beautiful station in the Netherlands.
Thank you Marieke for an unforgettable mini break. Love you.