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.
He is a lovely man. we had a good time thanks to him:) Even though we were a bit late to reach his house, he kindly welcomed us. Location is rather nice, you can see the good view of Alkmaar. moreover, you would be able to be right as a traveler since you could hear god information like where to go, see, and visit from him.
Thank you very much Michel:)
Michel war sein sehr guter Gastgeber und so sind wir jeden Morgen mit einem leckeren Frühstück und interessanten Gesprächen in den Tag gestartet. Die Lage seines Hauses ist super - innerhalb von 2 Minuten ist man in der Innenstadt mit vielen Shops, Restaurants etc. Das Haus selbst ist relativ klein - das Badezimmer und WC werden daher geteilt, was aber kein Problem war. Die Zimmer sehen mittlerweile etwas anders aus als auf den Bildern, dafür wohnt Michel jetzt mit einem sehr süßen Kater namens Nugget zusammen.
Michel is a really cool and relax guy. He left us his key and trusted us to come in even though he wasn't home when we arrived with adorable greeting by the cat. The location is superb! The town is so unique and it's perfect for your getaway (with loads of shopping)! The room was good however since it's right next to his room, privacy is limited and there's no lock. Overall it's an enjoyable stay and the cat is really cute!
We had a lovely time staying with Michel, this was our first time using Airbnb and we will definitely be using it again. Michel was extremely welcoming, friendly and made us feel at home. This is extremely well positioned to go into Amsterdam but Alkmaar is a lovely town in itself.
Michel provided us with breakfast, 2 very nicely hand drawn maps and a wide insight into where we should visit. When we come back to Holland we will definitely be staying with Michel.
Een leuk klein huisje aan de mooie grachten van Alkmaar.
Communicatie verliep erg soepel, en de eigenaar liet ons thuis voelen.
T kamertje was klein maar groot genoeg voor twee personen. Rustige buurt, dus s nachts geen enkel geluidje...
Je moet er wel even aan wennen dat de wc/badkamer te bereiken is via de woonkamer. Prachtige plek om Alkmaar te ontdekken.
We had a wonderful first Air bnb experience with Michel. He was very kind picking us up from the station, the room we stayed in was warm and cozy with everything we could need. Alkmaar is gorgeous- just like a Christmas card! Michel made us a Dutch breakfast the next morning and we had a lovely conversation. I Definitely recommend Michel!
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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.