In a hundred year old Dutch Canal House we are offering a nice room with own roof terrace in the old town of Alkmaar. It has a view over the Grote Laurentius Kerk ((website hidden)), close to the shoppingstreet and Cheesemarket (every Friday).
Alkmaar City is typical Dutch with small canals and water every where.
Station is about a 15 minute walk from the house and the first pub is less then 2 minutes away. Beach (Egmond aan Zee) on 8 kilometers .Amsterdam is within 40 minutes distance with public transport.. A two way ticket cost 14 euro.
Entree card for Alkmaar Center is available. But parking in Center is not possible. Visitors parking card for 2 hours is available. Parking in Alkmaar Center is free between 21.00 and 9.00. Park & Ride is within 15 minutes walk. For more information ask owner Michel.
Bicycle rent is possible from 5 euros a day.
Bathroom, toilet and kitchen are shared.
The room is included with WIFI.
This was an awesome place to stay! We really enjoyed the house and Alkmaar was such a fun destination. It was convenient for going into Amsterdam for the day, as well as other small towns by train. The room was beautiful and bright, with a fun little terrace that would be great with nice weather. Michel was a lovely host, and I would definitely recommend this spot!
Great house and lovely hosts, very representative of the friendly population of Netherlands. The house was a 10 minute walk to the train station which was very convenient for us. The shops and bars/cafes walking distance to the house is also a plus. Good value for money :)
We spent a really wonderful time in Alkmaar. Michel is an amazing person. He helped us any time we needed, giving useful information. The room is very comfortable, warm and well equipped. We feel like home and enjoy our stay. Thank you very much Michel!!! We wish we can came back!!
Staying at Michel's lovely home in Alkmaar was a great experience. Even though Alkmaar is approximately a 40 minute train ride to the heart of Amsterdam, there is a large selection of shops and restaurants about a 2 minute walk from the house. He was extremely friendly, helpful and informative in showing us the attractions around the local area as well as within the center of Amsterdam. The room was perfect for the two of us and it was great to have the addition of a little terrace attached to the room with a view of the canals which was a bonus! We always had everything we needed as he was very accommodating. Thanks Michel for our great stay.
Het was fijn vertoeven bij Michel. Wij werden hartelijk ontvangen met een kop koffie, waarbij Michel fungeerde als een goede host en reisleider. Prima plek voor een weekendje Alkmaar!
Our time with Michel was wonderful. He is such a relaxed warm and welcoming host that we felt completely at ease and at home. We were able to use everything in his home and we felt comfortable to do so. The room is great and bed is comfy. Super easy to find from the train station and a short walk. Would definitely recommend staying in Alkmaar as an alternative to staying in the centre of Amsterdam. Michel was also able to direct us to the not so touristy things to do in Amsterdam which was great!
We were welcomed by Michel, the kind host of this room in the center of Alkmaar. The old house needs to be renovated but definitely has potential. The bedroom was rather small but tidy, and to use the shared toilet or bathroom you need to go down the stairs and cross the owner's living room. For only one night it was just fine, but we did not find it comfortable enough to spend more nights.
Michel is lekker open. En daarmee is het een relaxte plek om te verblijven. Kamer is klein, maar verder prima! Heerlijk geslapen :)
We had nice and sunny days in the center of Alkmaar in a little cosy guestroom. Michel was a helpful and talkative host who provided us with information and even food :-) We were sad we already had to leave after after two days!
Michel's house by the canal is full of good ambience. You will feel very welcome by a great host and you will get good coffee. There's even a classic OMA grandma bike available. The town of Alkmaar is also a gem.