Day Trip to Haarlem (Corrie ten Boom)

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

When my friend Stephanie and I were in Amsterdam, we took a short 15 minute train ride to Haarlem, a quiet town just outside of Amsterdam to visit the Corrie ten Boom house. Haarlem was such a charming little town, and I wanted to share some of the fun shops we found in case you ever have the opportunity to go. Our first stop was a cute purple tea shop, Bij Babette.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

When we saw these amazingly fluffy looking scones in a window, we knew we had to pop in and check this place out!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

We tried this delicious apple cinnamon scone…

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

And a decadent slice of lemon cake!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Their scones were to die for! This place is a foodie’s dream, their kitchen is right behind the counter and they are always experimenting and offering samples.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

This raspberry scone was a new creation! They gave us a sample with jam and cream. Phenomenal!!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

There were also a number of samples along the counter. Their homemade granola was the best I’ve ever had.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Their hot chocolate is famously called “The Boyfriend Substitute”!! When we saw it on the menu, we knew right then and there it was a must order. They serve steaming milk with high-quality chocolate chips that you stir in and melt yourself. Top with whipped cream and enjoy! Definitely plan a stop here if you’re in the area! I would love to come back for afternoon tea here! Actually I would just like to try every single one of their scones! :)

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Right across the street from the tea shop is The Chocolate Company CHCO Cafe.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

They had all different kinds of fun chocolate spreads, like Caramel Almond, Brownie, and Hazelnut, and you could taste-test them all!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

You could even break your own chocolate bark to take home!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

How neat is this chocolate curling machine?? You could buy the machine and wheels of all different kinds of chocolate.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Our last stop was Bakker Barteljorisstraat, on the corner near the Corrie ten Boom house.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Here we found some of Amsterdam’s famous Boterkoek (Butter Cake) which is a MUST try if you are ever in the area!! It’s a very soft, buttery cake/cookie — like a soft, super decadent shortbread. You can usually even find it in regular grocery stores in the bakery section, so definitely be on the lookout for it if you are ever in the Netherlands!

Thanks so much for looking! More to come from Amsterdam soon — everything we ate in Amsterdam!! :) Talk soon!