About this listing
Experience Alkmaar from this two persons room with a view over the historic center of the old town. With private terrace.
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 everywhere.
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.
Parking in Center is not possible. Parking in Alkmaar Center is free between 21.00 and 9.00. Park & Ride is within 15 minutes walk at the Sportlaan. (website hidden) for more information or ask owner Michel.
Bicycle rent is possible from 5 euros a day.
Bathroom, toilet and kitchen are on the ground floor and shared.
The room is included with bed linen, towels, WIFI, coffee and tea.
I only accept guests with a profile picture, a short subscription and some kind of verification.
You can make use of almost everything in the house. Some days I am away, so you have the change to have the house complete for yourself. You can make use of the kitchen, washing machine and even of my secret spot next to the canal. This is secret, so don't tell anybody else.
My philosophy of doing is airbnb is of fair use and respect. Then you use my house and the space, if this is your own.
Interaction with Guests
I love talking. Communication is all. But I also respect your privacy. My main target is that my guests have a good time stay in Alkmaar.
The house is situated between the waters of the old town of Alkmaar. So you will experience directly the atmosphere live around the canals. The neighborhood is very calm, because only cars from people living in the city are aloud.
The train and bus center of Alkmaar are just a 15 minutes walk from the house. You can also rent a taxi or take the bus if you have lots of luggage. In the summertime you can find town maps if you leave the station.
To find my house, just walk in the direction of the center/Grote Kerk. After the first bridge, go right. At the end of the street you will found the house.
Other Things to Note
This house is with cat.
Just behave like you would at home. With respect for the things and all the livelihood.
Michel's house is located in the centre of Alkmaar, so you can reach shops&restaurants by foot. There is a church nearby and you can hear the bells from the room. So I would recommend bringing earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Although for us it wasn't a major problem and we still had a good night sleep!
Michel and Helen are very nice people and he gave us some tips to get around town and provided everything we needed.
We had a nice time at his place in Alkmaar!
Love the location of the apartment! About 10mins walk from Alkmaar train station. Is good to walk instead of taking the bus as you can see to experience the surroundings nearby. The apartment is in the central of Alkmaar where most of the attractions are! Fresh bath towels were provided. Coffee and breakfast are provided too.
Mitchel was a great host and recommended places to visit. He was home most of the time, so you can talk to him whenever you have questions.
The only downside of the apartment was no locks in the bedroom and shared bathroom. But it was pretty safe during my stay.
Will definitely recommend this place!
Michel and his girlfriend Helen were very relaxed, friendly and welcoming. Nice small bedroom and great price. In a lovely spot. Great place for overnight stay.
Michel was a wonderful host. His house is in a prime location in Alkmaar with a beautiful canal view! Short walk to the train station if going into Amsterdam for the day. He was nice enough to provide us with breakfast and use of his kitchen anytime we needed. Bike's can also be rented and is about a half hour ride to the seaside from his house! Would highly recommend!
Michel was really kind and welcoming, I immediately felt home! His place is perfectly located, close to the city centre and to the train station. The room was clean and confortable, exactly like in the photos.
Cosy place in the middle of Alkmaar with a small balcony just above one of the "Grachten". Michel is a nice guy - unfortunately we didn't have that much time to get to know him because we only stayed one night.
But we'll come back to Alkmaar and would definitely stay there again! Super cute place!!
Excellent experience in Michel' house. Everything is arranged and we had a great experience in the north part of Netherlands. Thanks for his host.
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About the Host, Michel
I am the owner of this beautiful house since december last year. I was born in Alkmaar and I have been living in this neighborhood for most of my life. The last couple of years I lived in Egmond. I am the father of three children. Two of them are old enough to travel themself. My daughter has travelled all over South-America.
In my daily life, I work as a manager for an Internet Company in Amsterdam. I like to play a little bit of guitar, or use my reclining bicycle for riding around Holland.
My motivation for renting this house is, except for making a little bit of money, to meet other people and share some knowledge about Alkmaar, Egmond and Amsterdam.
In the meantime I'm also have some hard work on improving this old house. I hope to finish also the terrace next to the Canal in June/July. Next year it will also possible to hire the house in the summertime.