About this listing
Beautiful big luxurious stylish family house **** (recently renovated) in centre Haarlem with canal view next to train station. Shops 1 min. 15 train min to city centre Amsterdam + 10 min to the beach/sea. Very nice for families/kids/couples. Enjoy!
1.Most important: please always mind the neighbours. No noise in the hall and stairway and please close the front door quietly.
2.Last one to go to bed, please remember to lock the front door and both doors to the garden.
3.Absolutely no smoking in the house.
4.In the garden, please no loud talking for the neighbours.
5.Close all doors and windows before leaving the house.
6.On very hot days, please water the garden plants in the evening.
7.A request: maybe the children could feed and give water to our rabbit Tony every day. If not, please inform our hostess, then she will come by everyday to do this. Our hostess will clean the rabbit-house. Thank you!
8.Please be carefull at opening windows in room on second floor at the front side of the house, as you do not want to fall out (!).
9.Electric sun screen: please use remote control for up and down and close when raining or when leaving the house. Cushions (2) for the bank outside are in the hallway. Please put back in the house when rain is expected. Extra parasol is outside and can be used.
Cheap taxi from/to /Haarlem/Schiphol: This taxi service has a fixed fee of E 35,- (up to 4 persons) and E 50,- (for 5-8 persons), book ahead on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). They will request you to gather at the parking spot on ‘Departure 2’ (this means in Schiphol taking the elevator to the first floor of the airport and then go outside, instead of going out at the ground floor of the airport).
Address of the nearest supermarket:
1)There are daily grocery deli-shops just in our street (walk outside our house to the left in direction of church) (100 metres).
2)DEKA supermarkt (simple neighbourhood supermarket) at Meester Cornelisstraat 52, open every day from 08.00 - 20.00. Sunday 12.00 - 18.00. That is a bit further than the church in the neighbourhood (500 metres).
3)General good supermarket: Albert Heijn (please use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for nearest).
4)Good food: Marqt on Gedempte Oude Gracht 66 in city centre, open open every day from 09.00– 20.00. Sunday 12.00 – 18.00.
Drugstore: DIO, Etos, opposite the daily grocery deli-shops just in our street (walk outside our house to the left in direction of church) (100 metres).
Boiling water: comes straight from the tap in the kitchen: push ring down and hold down on the second push, boiling water instantly will come out. Be carefull.
Coffee: please use the (new) Nespresso machine instead of the coffee machine. We have some cups for you. Extra can be bought in city centre at Barteljorisstraat 24 (you can walk there from the house).
Place to dispose of garbage bags: walk outside our house to the left and there you’ll find the container in the Van der Vinnestraat. Please take the red cord (Spaarnelanden) with you to open it. Please do not lose this red cord.
Must see/do Haarlem: Canal boat in your own boat in Haarlem ((URL HIDDEN) walk through city centre Haarlem, market on Saturday Grote Markt, BAVO church, De Hallen, Frans Hals Museum, Teyler Museum. Please check (URL HIDDEN) (also in English and German).
Take a bike (see leaflet Haarlem Rent a bike, which is located just behind Central Station) to the beach: Bloemendaal aan Zee (20 minutes by bike) (beach club Rapa Nui (third club on the left, nice for teens and also rents out surf boards etc.) (beach club Republiek, second club on the left, is nice for cocktail and pizza) or closer to a dune lake (het Wed) at Bezoekerscentrum De Kennemerduinen/Koevlak (10 minutes by bike).
It is also nice to walk along the water in front of our house, to take a coffee and cake at Dolhuys (also small museum). There is a football playground for elder kids (football cage).
Gin Sum Club: various gin tonics and bites in big bar/restaurant, hip.
Thrill Grill: burger restaurant in city centre
Colette: French brasserie style. Nice.
SUMO: sushi restaurant
Breakfast: café Cleeff in our neighbourhood
Zap Thai: thai restaurant (simple) also take away
Van de Sande: easy dining in neighbourhood.
Restaurant De Bokkedoorns (Alliance Gastronomique/Michelin). First class restaurant ((URL HIDDEN) just around the corner (5 min by taxi or 15 min by bike). Might be bit old-fashioned, please check website.
Must see/do Amsterdam:
Canal boat, Nine streets, De Jordaan, Vondelpark or Westerpark.
Museum: Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, Foam. Market: Noordermarkt on Saturday morning.
New ‘hip & happening’ restaurants/bars
Foodhallen – place to be, foodcourt with excellent quality &choice, gin&tonics, very crowded in the evening weekends, also good for lunch
Rottisserie – grilled chicken, ‘secret’ restaurant hidden back of the building.
Good affordable restaurants: Blue pepper (Indonesian), BinnenBuiten (also a student bar), La Oliva (Spanish pinchos in Jordaan district), Bar 22 (Small bites, hip)
Good more expensive restaurants: BoCinq, d’Antica, Ciel bleu, Juuls, Fyra, Utrechtsedwarstafel,Toscanini (best Italian in town).
Drinks: Conservatorium hotel (International, beautiful, chic), Cafe de Tuin (easy going in nice and busy street of Jordaan district), Lion Noir (hip, beautiful decorated place), BoCinq (big bar, restaurant, hip), Skylounge (top floor, nice view, in the Mint hotel).
Dancing: Paradiso (independent pop club in converted church), check online for parties, for example in Westerpark.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.