Bar table with a viewView on Spaarne River
Stylish studio with a striking view
Hosted by John
John is the host.John is a superhost.
4 guests
2 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 private bath
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The studio is just 20 meters from the Spaarne river. The Droste Boulevard is a car-free zone and located on the former premises of the famous Droste Chocolate Factory. Behind the studio there is free parking.
The studio has a private entrance, private shower and toilet and one room with a kingsize bed and an extra sleeping couch for 2 persons. (max 4 persons) ideal for families.
Also there is a kitchenette with everything to prepare an easy meal or breakfast.

The space

You'll have our studio as a private space.
This is one room and perfect for people who love to discover cities (Haarlem & Amsterdam) and surroundings (tulips, museum).
Your own bathroom in the hallway with a shower and toilet.
We don't serve breakfast but you can use the kitchen facilities, we have a refrigerator, nespressomachine, cooker for tea, microwave/oven and toaster if you like. Also there are great café's where you can grab breakfast on the Kruisstraat (near the station).

Guest access

You have your own entrance and room, with private bathroom ( a shower and toilet). We use the backdoor and the hallway is divided by a glass door.

Interaction with guests

If there's anything, please use the airbnb app. Both Karen and myself will be monitoring it for your questions. If there are urgent matters you can always call us of course!

Other things to note

We have loads of good restaurants, but making a reservation upfront is a good idea. You can find our favourite places here: (URL HIDDEN)

Free parking on premise

Extra people £18 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £32
Security Deposit £185
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £78 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

108 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Amazing place in a lovely location, everything exceeded our expectations. Clean, stylish and spacious. We felt welcome and enjoyed the canal view. Also it was good of John and Karen to lend us bikes and provide instructions of transport/bars/places info. Netflix guest account was a huge bonus, couldn't be happier.

Deborah User Profile
July 2017
Spotlessly clean and very well equipped, modern studio apartment in a stunning location. The bed is huge and so comfortable. An easy 5 to 10 minute walk to the excellent 'Zuidam' restaurant next to the windmill (pork satay to die for!) and 15 minutes walk to the centre. Karen was very welcoming and informative. We couldn't have asked for more.

Mark User Profile
June 2017
  Karen and John are excellent hosts. The apartment is in a great location close to the town centre and overlooking the busy river. It is as described, modern and clean and a perfect base for visiting Harlem and outlying areas. The bikes were a very welcome benefit and of course, the best way to get around and see the country.

Natasha User Profile
October 2016
We enjoyed our stay and it's a beautiful apartment. John was very nice and helpful with giving us all the information about where to go to eat and party. We highly recommend going renting this apartment it's a quite place and John is a very good owner.

Chris User Profile
October 2016
I had a wonderful experience with John and Karen at their studio. Their communication prior to arrival was excellent and I was met by Karen who showed me all the facilities. The studio is a 10-15 min walk from Haarlem station and the central area is about 15-20 mins walk. The studio was in a lovely location right next to the river and has all the facilities you need as a traveller including very fast wifi. Also, it's very much worth noting how very comfortable the super-king size bed was. I haven't slept that well away from home, ever! Also, if you stay here it's definitely worth going for a meal at the 'Restaurant Zuidam' right by the windmill. Karen and John recommended it and I had a fabulous meal. I was attending a conference around the corner at the 'Lichtfabriek' and the location couldn't have been more convenient. Overall a fabulous experience, highly recommended.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thank you Chris! We are glad you liked it. Hope to see you again one day!
October 2016

Mahmud User Profile
September 2016
Clean and spacious studio flat, just a short walk from the station. It's situated in front of a picturesque canal with shops and restaurants a stone throw away. If you want to get out of Amsterdam and away from all the tourists, this place is ideal.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thank you Mahmud, for your review, we are glad you liked the place! :-)
September 2016

Shakila User Profile
March 2016
Karen and John were away while we stayed here so we unfortunately did not get to meet in person. I spoke with Karen throughout the booking and she really was an amazing host. She gave us so much information prior and during our trip that really made us feel welcome. I stayed here with 3 other friends and we loved it! The beds are sooo comfortable, the studio is a nice size and the apartment has modern features. The view was amazing, the two bikes came in handy for when we wanted to explore the town. There were refreshments left for us in the fridge and the Apple TV was a gem. The main purpose of our trip was to visit Amsterdam which was under 30 min away and easy to get to. I'm so glad we stayed here and I highly recommend others stay here too! Thank you again Karen and John for your hospitality!

Haarlem, NetherlandsJoined in October 2011
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

I live in Haarlem (near Amsterdam) with my wife Karen and two lovely boys... I'm co-founder of a digital agency (3sixtyfive) and have a knack for the interwebs, startups and new technology.

Karen is a professional photographer and specialized in portaits, architecture and travel. And ofcourse the Tuscany photo in our studio is made by her!

We both enjoy good food (especially Italian and Asian), love traveling and meeting new people.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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