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La Foule

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De Haasstraat 14, 2011 DW Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 531 2384
00:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 16:00 - 23:30
Wed - Sun 00:00 - 11:30
Wed 16:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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231 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where, nowadays, do you find a true French bistro in The Netherlands, with onion-cheese soup and French chansons? The ambiance evokes a feeling of somehow being transported back in time a few decades -- not an unpleasant sensation. The food is decent, but not spectacular. Service is friendly but calm, and we could imagine that when the restaurant is fully... More 

Thank ChF_10
East Hampton, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I've eaten here several times, and have always had great food. The service was excellent! All of our courses were delicious, and the chef presented the food beautifully. This place should be packed every evening, and I'm not certain why it wasn't during my three visits. Perhaps the location is a bit out of the way? But, I highly recommend... More 

Thank detlef44
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Food OK, service poor. We dined on a Saturday night when the Christmas Market was on in Haarlem, so the town was packed. This restaurant was pretty empty (maybe 11 customers). The owner/manager tried to blame the poor service on a new young waiter, but on a quiet night, he should have been helping with training the guy (it was... More 

1 Thank Jagsfan71
Gerrit Pieter H, Eigenaar at La Foule, responded to this review

thank you very much for your attention on tripadvisor. Luckily there are hundreds and hundreds more restaurants around and I'm sure that you'll find some of them more to your needs. Good luck! More 

Shellharbour, Australia
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This restaurant, located near our parking station, looked very interesting so we took family for a thankyou night out. It looked lovely inside, great atmosphere, BUT the service was almost not there and the food was sooooo disappointing. We tried the trio of shellfish as an entree - No taste whatsover. I ordered the Entrecote with Bernaise sauce, medium, instead... More 

Thank GWJG
Hyderabad, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Barbara and Gerrit are great chefs and create a welcoming atmosphere. The food is lovely and the resto is located very close to the centre and 10 seconds to the Spaarne river. Apart from good food, you can also enjoy some live music from Gerrit! He is amazing!

Thank AnilGandham
Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Located right next door to our vacation rental "Charming House in Historic Haarlem", this restaurant serves great French food and the owner will delight you with his accordion skills. Weds and Sun are recommended for the 10 euro specials.

Thank SerendipitousNomads
Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A very nice little restaurant with an excellent kitchen and good service. All in a cosy French atmosphere and an outstanding price quality comparison.

Thank Steenbakker
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

hidden behind the concrete Parking garage 'de Kamp' is a neat small French restaurant, serving a superb dish, being 'the cote de l'os'. Guess it was a piece of meat of roundabout 750 grams.. Wait till the owner suddenly comes out of the kitchen, wearing his accordeon and singing French tunes, like he never left Paris..

2 Thank Poeberius
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Great place to experience the rustic french cuisine. We have been there twice now; both times we left with the plan to come back. You need to know that it's there, since although located in the city centre, it's a bit hidden by the big parking. Good food, good staff; well worth going.

1 Thank TE77
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

La Foule is a little hidden (side street on the south side of Gedempte Oude Gracht, a block in from the River Spaarne) but worth finding. Short menu with an excellent daily special, usually for just €10. Most other items under €20. The other reviews say it as well, good homey atmosphere, relaxed inside or out if the weather is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 11:30
00:00 - 11:30
16:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Haasstraat 14, 2011 DW Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 23 531 2384
Hidden in the center of Haarlem lies our small Restaurant in -De Haasstraat 14- Near a parking and only a 5 minute walk from the Grote markt. With a classical French kitchen and French wines we would love to welcome you and let you taste our little spot of France!

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