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Life's a beach

Get down to the beach! In the middle of Haarlem there is an oasis, a real insider tip. The city beach Oerkap is open from March to October each year, offering a perfect beach day. You can build castles in the sand, sunbathe, eat some great snacks, watch theatre or music events … oh my, life's a beach! 

Feel the sand between your toes and sip from your „Jopen Life´s a beach“-beer. Fitting name? And a great taste, too. And for heaven’s sake: eat your way through the menu! You’ll love it. Everything on it. The pizza is amazing and the bowls (available as salad and vegan bowls as well) are just to die for. 

Another must-try: selfmade lemonades or 100% pure apple juice. At the Oerkap everything tastes authentically like summer.

Surprised by the moderate prices? This local hot spot is a typical non-commercial project - everything here is reasonably priced, which makes it a favorit not just for the locals. 

Did you know that the „Drijfriemenfabrik“ with all its studios and workshops is also located at the Oerkap? The factory is the birthplace and creative grounds for musicians of all styles. For example, you can find the renowned (and not just locally) Duo Baptist. Nice. 

Would you rather be in the theater? The newly opened „Theater Garden“ offers shows for both adults and kids all year round. 

Let us repeat this for emphasis: life is great! So, pack your beach gear and get ready for a time-out from all the city hustle and shopping bustle. This whole area is magical and will transport you away to have a Pippi Longstocking-moment, with all its colorful, lovely, decorated buildings. Perfect for families and everyone else who wants to combine city trips with beach vacation. 

Address: Oerkap, Harmenjansweg 95, 2031WJ Haarlem,

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